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Get your employees ready for Cycle to Work Day 2019

Cycle to Work Day will be back on Thursday 8th August. This year, it’s all about giving your employees that Love to Ride feeling from now until the big day…

How can my employees take part?

Via our free online Love to Ride community, where employees can share their experiences of trying a different commute, and upload their cycle rides for a chance of winning from our bumper haul of prizes. We’re running seven weeks of cycling challenges. So that’s seven separate opportunities for your employees to win.

How can I promote the event to employees?

By letting us do the work for you. Our free toolkit is packed with digital assets and posters to help you promote Cycle to Work Day and Cyclescheme.

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GET ROLLING WITH YOUR FREE PROMO PACK:

Kick-start your Cycle to Work Day planning with your FREE event pack. This is filled with resources, ideas and incentives that will help you shout about the day in your workplace.
 
Employers who offer
Cyclescheme, the UK’s most popular Cycle to Work scheme can also visit their MySchemes account for additional scheme promo resources.

Offering the Cycle to Work Scheme

Want happier, healthier employees? Sign up to a Cycle to Work Scheme like Cyclescheme and your staff can save 25-39% on a brand new bike - it only takes 10 minutes and is completely free!

1. CHECK THE BENEFITS

  • Use the cycle to work benefits calculator to estimate what your business or organisation could save with Cyclescheme. Enter your number of employees and discover how much money your company could save, how much employees could save, the number of calories your workforce could burn and the potential volume of CO2 that could be saved.


CALCULATE NOW

2. Register

Sign your organisation up. It's free, it only takes 10 minutes, and we’ll get you up and running by the next working day. During sign up you can even opt in to our other free of charge employee benefits.
 It's free, it only takes 10 minutes, and you'll be up and running by the next working day.

REGISTER

3. PROMOTE

To make promoting your benefit fast and easy to your employees, there is a free marketing suite. You can access items such as videos, customisable posters, templates for emails to send to colleagues, PowerPoint slides, eFlyers, and website text and banners.

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Employer Testimonials

Employees value cycling and Cycle to Work Day. But don’t take our word for it – see what these employees have to say…

"I enjoy seeing the world change around me throughout the year, and the feeling of achievement that biking to work gives." Mark, Paramedic.
 

Mark began cycling to work to get fit, lose weight, and cut his carbon footprint in 2010. Eight years later, Mark’s weight has dropped and he no longer needs to take medication for asthma and has ceased to have breathing difficulties. As a paramedic, Mark understands that health is about more than just weight, and is keenly aware of the physical issues that can arise through inactivity, such as heart disease and diabetes. Cycling to work helps combat these health risks, while also acting as a stress reliever for Mark with movement in the body helping to clear his mind. He is also awake earlier and mentally sharper than he previously was.
 

He cycles all year, arguing that the weather isn't as bad as you would think, as long as you dress appropriately and make sure that your bike is equipped for the season. He enjoys seeing the world change around him throughout the year and the feeling of achievement that biking to work gives. He takes it as a challenge, and has even got to work whilst others are still sat in traffic jams.

 

Employer Testimonials

Employees value cycling and Cycle to Work Day. But don’t take our word for it – see what these employees have to say…

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You can start off cycling into work once or twice a week, and take it from there!" Jennifer, Administrator.
 

Jennifer began cycling at the weekends for pleasure but soon realised that she would like to become fitter. The 3.5 mile distance from her house to her workplace seemed like the perfect opportunity to fit in a little more exercise in her day! Cycling seven miles a day has had provided a myriad of unexpected benefits for Jennifer in many different areas.
 

Not only did she lose weight and become fitter, Jennifer feels that cycling to work helps her feel better at work – when she arrives in the morning she feels much more awake and clear headed, and her mood is generally better. She also feels like taking on many more new challenges in her life, and appreciates the changing of the seasons, despite inclement weather. From a financial point of view, Jennifer has also benefitted from getting on her bike. 
 

Jennifer often talks to her colleagues about the benefits of cycling citing her own experiences of saving money, losing weight, and feeling more fit and alive! She advises those interested in beginning to cycle to plan a route to try out, and perhaps go with a friend as well. She also notes that you don’t have to commit to cycling every day of the week – you can start off cycling into work once or twice a week, and take it from there!

Employer Testimonials

Employees value cycling and Cycle to Work Day. But don’t take our word for it – see what these employees have to say…
 

Matt began cycling to lose weight and improve his health. With two young children and limited spare time as a family, working exercise into his every day commute was the only viable option.

Matt’s commute – a 16-mile round-trip - was daunting to a non-cyclist, and consequently he began by cycling twice a week in one direction, gradually building up until he could cycle to and from work every day.
 

Cycling to work has given Matt access back to the high-street following a 7 stone drop in weight. In addition, it has led him to pursue new goals; in the summer 2014, Matt cycled to Barcelona alongside a team of 25 others. Reaching the Catalonian capital in 9 days by tacking 100 miles a day was an achievement which he described as ‘unimaginable’ when he first started.
 

Matt continues to cycle his daily commute in Berkshire, suggesting that throughout the seasons cycling is an activity that can improve health and wellbeing. He advocates days off when enthusiasm for cycling is low and suggests that cyclists look for routes to work that your car would never take you.