Cycling to Work

As an employer, supporting cycle commuting can genuinely strengthen your business. As a commuter, cycling to work can help you to save time and money while using time you spend travelling to improve your fitness and live a longer, healthier life.

2 very good reasons why you should cycle to work:

  • A study in Denmark, following 30,000 people for 14 years, found a 28% reduction in death rates for those that cycle commuted for 30 minutes per day.
  • A Finnish study similarly noted a 40% drop in diabetes for regular cyclists. The various articles cite many positive health benefits from cycling, with even the British Medical Association suggesting the “overall benefits of cycling outweighed the risks by a ratio or 20:1!”

Cycle Friendly Employer Award is a scheme developed by Cycling Scotland to support workplaces. For further details follow the link on the left..

Cycling Scotland also provide a range of training programmes for employers who have staff who cycle as part of their work programme e.g. Police Cycle Patrol, Cycle Patrol, Cycle Trainer and Cycle Ride Leader.