August 11, 2014

Take Your Bikes To Work – September 4th

The 4th of September is a day especially dedicated to commuting to work by bike.

On the day employers and employees are encouraged to try and bike to work, in order to become more aware of the benefits of using a bike to work, including saving money, improving health and keeping fit and moreover helping sustain the environment.
Take the challenge and recruit your colleagues to bike to work together!

At last year’s day event an outstanding number of 20,000 commuters took to their bikes and cycled over a quarter of a million miles in total to get to work and support Bike to Work Day. This year we hope even more bikes and cyclists are out there keen and ready to Bike to Work!

Reports on the benefits of cycling to work from the NHS showed that £250.000.000 would be saved every year on commuting expenses if 1 in 10 journeys to work were made by bike! A report, ‘Millions of people on the move’, indicated that 748 million journeys where made by bike or on foot overall on the National Cycle Network in 2013, benefiting Great Britain’s economy by £1 billion. Further figures of the report showed that potential petrol savings for commuters where valued at almost £215m, while £803m health benefits came from physical activity.

Here at Bike2work headquarters nearly every day is a Bike to Work Day for us! Find out how you can get your new bike and cycle to work every day just like us.


By Aimee Whitehill
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    You have provided an excellent service and I really can’t fault it. Helpful, knowledgeable staff who go out of their way to answer any question or accommodate any request. We’ve had about 50 applications to you now and they’ve all gone through without a hitch, but with many satisfied staff!

    Anthony Piccaro - Merseytravel

    ALDI would recommend Bike 2 Work Scheme to any employer. We have found the service provided by the team at Bike 2 Work Scheme to be professional, speedy and friendly. A number of our staff have already purchased bikes through the scheme since our registration 5 months ago, and we predict many more will take advantage of this salary sacrifice in the upcoming months

    Kez Ruffles - Aldi Stores Ltd.

    I only heard about Bike 2 Work Scheme when I visited my local cycle shop. It was great to hear that the government actually had a scheme in place which made cycling cost effective for the employee, whilst promoting a healthier lifestyle. Setting up the scheme was extremely easy, they made sure that we had everything that we required and was always on standby to answer any questions. I would happily recommend the Bike 2 Work Scheme to any employer.  

    Tom Watts - RPI Media

    A number of my team had been suggesting they were keen to get on their bike, get fit and try to get out of using public transport and mentioned the Bike2Work scheme. I contacted the team at Bike2Work and they made it very simple for Bright Purple to get engaged, explaining everything required of us to get going. As a company we are keen to support green issues and want to do our bit for the environment, so getting the team on 2 wheels is a good start. Thank you Bike2Work - great idea.

    Nick Price - CEO - Bright Purple Resourcing

    I was given the task of getting our company Abbey Logistics Group on the Bike 2 Work Scheme, I looked around and researched a number of schemes but thought that the Bike 2 Work Scheme was the best. I still feel I made the correct choice for a number of reasons. The amount of partner shops I found was fantastic and the speedy response from the scheme is second to none just to name a couple. May I take a moment to say a big thank you to the Bike 2 Work Scheme for helping our company to a greener future.

    Alan Sutton

    We have been very impressed with the speedy and professional response we have had since joining your scheme. We have found the contacts we speak to be more than helpful and very pleasant in their manner.

    Anne Jackson

    Bike 2 work scheme has proved to be very popular with our employees. The administration is first class and any queries are resolved promptly. We believe the scheme will be of great benefit to our employees in saving money and improving fitness, whilst being in full accordance with Legrand's environmental policy.

    Peter Bedall

    One of the things that attracted us to Bike 2 Work Scheme was the number of cycle shops available enabling our employees to access one near them, which appears to have encouraged take up of the scheme. Having circulated the leaflets provided, there has been a lot of interest once people could see how easy and financially advantageous it was. All our dealings with the scheme have been very professionally handled, all our queries answered, and paperwork dealt with speedily. We would recommend Bike 2 Work to any employer.

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