Cycle yourself happy on Wednesday September 13th


This year sees the 5th anniversary of the Cycle to Work Day. Established by Cyclescheme, the day is jointly operated by Halfords (who came on board in 2016), to get the nation’s commuters back on their bikes.

The event invites employers, as well as individuals, to sign up and is on track to reach its goal of one million miles pledged.

In addition to the positive impact cycling has on the environment and to commuters’ pockets, the health benefits are proving to be mightily beneficial too. Research from Cyclescheme shows 45% of the surveyed employees who cycle experience less stress at work, and 47% cite improvements to mental wellbeing¹. In addition, commuters who regularly cycle can suffer less from illness and take fewer sick days and can save the economy an estimated £83 million each year².

Adrian Warren, Business Operations Director at Cyclescheme said, “Our experience over the last five years has demonstrated to us first-hand the impressive benefits that employers feel when they have a workforce with an active commute. We’re proud to give first time cyclists and seasoned cycling commuters alike the chance to engage with us each year. We urge all employers - from the big to the small - to sign up to Cycle to Work Day 2017 and see what difference it could make to your workplace.”

Lucie Cherrington, Head of Cycle to Work at Halfords said, “We’re very proud to support Cycle to Work Day in its fifth year and we continue to believe in its potential to get more people on bikes. It’s great to see so many businesses getting behind it this year and we look forward to playing our part in getting as many people as possible get involved in this brilliant initiative”.

Cycle to Work Day takes place on September 13th 2017. To get involved, see www.cycletoworkday.org/ 

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¹The Cyclescheme Annual Employee Survey 2015 was an online survey conducted by Survey Monkey on behalf of Cyclescheme in 2015. The sample included 10,276 respondents.

² “Cycling and the economy” was published by Cycling UK in July 2016.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

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Cycle yourself happy on Wednesday September 13th