Joan Walley Encourages Employers and Employees to Use Cycle to Work Scheme

From: Joan Encourages Employers and Employees to Use Cycle to Work Scheme.

05 Aug 2010

In advance of the Tour of Britain Cycling Race’s Stoke-on-Trent stage local MP Joan Walley is encouraging local businesses and employees to get on their bikes.

A government backed Cycle to Work scheme aims to encourage cycling to work by offering the chance for employees to buy bikes through their employers at a reduced rate. Participants on average save 40% of the total cost of a new bike. Research shows that cycling to work improves health, creates a more productive workforce, reduces absenteeism and reduces carbon emissions. On top of all this employers can take part in the scheme at no extra cost to them.

Ms Walley said

“this weeks story about the Smart Timber Frame Company in Etruria buying their employee a bike to get to work shows what can be achieved and we all need to take inspiration from this. With the huge investment in cycling facilities in the city, cycling to work is becoming a truly viable option which has many benefits for employer and employee alike. On Sept 12 we have the start of the Cycle Britain race from Burslem and if North Staffs employers embrace the cycle to work scheme, they can help people get to work as well.”

For more information on the scheme please click herehttp://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/

The Tour of Britain will be setting off from Burslem on 12th September

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