Cycling makes for good business
Research has found that cycling staff equate to better business - increased productivity, improved health and fitness, reduced stress levels and better punctuality.
So for organisations the adoption of a cycle-centric approach to staff travel can provide a number of key benefits, such as:
- A healthier workforce – resulting in fewer days lost through illness
- A more productive workforce – reduced stress levels, better wellbeing and improved timekeeping
- Enhancing ones Corporate Social Responsibility and reputation
- Generating positive PR
- Assisting with environmental compliance
- Helping to meet Greenhouse Gas emissions and targets
- Reducing company or private car use and car parking provision
We all know how important sustainability is. Global warming and escalating CO2 emissions added to the rising cost and diminishing reserves of fuel all point to changes being needed in our travel habits. Luckily these changes can be made in simple ways resulting in many positive effects.
Several years ago the UK Government developed its green travel plan. Amongst measures to increase cycling as a commuter option were a number of tax benefits for employees called the Cycle To Work Scheme. This salary sacrifice system is a win-win scenario as both employees and employers gain from this strategy.
Better for you, better for the environment
Cycling keeps you fit - FACT. For every hour of cycling you can burn about 400 calories. If you cycle on a regular basis you will have more energy, you will feel better, be less stressed, you will lose weight and tone your muscles.
Cycling also helps the environment by reducing the impact of CO2. The less you drive the less you pollute the atmosphere.
Cycling can also save you money. Think how much less fuel you will need to buy if you cycle to work just once a week. Bus and train fairs are also expensive, but once you have a bike cycling is free!
BikeRight! have developed a unique collection of initiatives called CycleToWork PLUS that assist organisations and individuals who recognise cycling as a viable form of transport and need assistance in increasing cycling use.