The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Gogarburn headquarters has become the latest Scottish employer to become a Cycle Friendly Employer.With the help of Cycling Scotland and Bike Station Edinburgh, RBS head office in Gogarburn addressed many of the barriers workers often face when cycling to work including installing excellent locker, changing and drying facilities and holding regular travel planning events for staff.
A staff team from RBS also completed the final leg of a 500 mile cycle trip to raise money for Sport Relief 2016. In the fifth stage of the ride, Alison Rose CEO of Commercial and Private Banking, waved the starting flag, to cheer on the team as they left on the last 100 miles of the trip which finished at RBS headquarters in Gogarburn, Edinburgh, where they were presented with their Cycle Friendly Employer Award.
Mark Kiehlmann, Cycling Scotland development officer, said: “We were delighted to hear that RBS was fundraising for charity by taking to their bikes from London to Edinburgh and we want to congratulate them for raising so much money. The timing is perfect because today we are awarding RBS Gogarburn Cycle Friendly Employer status after we worked with them to encourage cycling to and from work and advised them on how to develop facilities to support more people cycling.”
Find out more about becoming a Cycle Friendly Employer.
Keith Irving. Cycling Scotland chief executive, Elaine Arden, RBS HR director, and David Monaghan, RBS customer & conduct insights