Cycle Friendly Employer
Employers across Glasgow and the west can work towards the Cycle Friendly Employer Award with help from Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Employer development grant.
The grant will offer up to £20,000 for workplaces to improve their cycling facilities, such as cycle storage, changing facilities or pool bikes. All of which will help employers on their journey to achieving the Cycle Friendly Employer Award.
To access the grant, workplaces must register to become a Cycle Friendly Employer.
Working with our Glasgow based service centre, Bike for Good, workplaces will benefit from a range of services to ensure their efforts make a difference, including:
• resources and ‘best practice’ guides to support your organisation
• access to a Development Grant
• expert one-to-one guidance
Why become a Cycle Friendly Employer?
There are many ways that cycling can benefit both you, as an employer, and the employees of your organisation.
Studies have shown that those who regularly cycle to work typically take fewer sick days than less active commuters.
Regular exercise can not only reduce stress and improve mental health but can also increase energy and concentration levels, leading to a more productive workforce.
Supporting cycling can cut congestion, improve your local environment and enhance your corporate social responsibility by reducing your carbon footprint.
Using a bike to travel short distances to meetings, or between sites, can save money that would previously have been spent on taxi and car expenses or on public transport.
Working towards Cycle Friendly Employer will support the physical activity criteria of the Healthy Working Lives Award.