Cycle Friendly Employer

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.

Funding Opportunities

Registered employers will have access to the Employer Development Fund which can be used to improve facilities or purchase cycling equipment such as pool bikes. To apply for the funding, workplaces must be able to demonstrate how the fund will help overcome barriers towards achieving the award criteria.

Good news! The Employer Development Fund is currently open and applications for capital investment focused projects of up to £25,000 will be considered.

Closing date: Monday 9th July 2018 (5pm).

To access the Employer Development Fund register here now

The Award

Organisations registered for Cycle Friendly Employer will benefit from guidance, resources and one-to-one support to enable an increase in staff cycle rates. Accredited service centres located across the country will help you through the process.

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.

Reduce sickness absence. Studies have shown that those who regularly cycle to work typically take fewer sick days than less active commuters.

Increased productivity. 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.

Boost your CSR. Supporting cycling can cut congestion, improve your local environment and enhance your corporate social responsibility by reducing your carbon footprint.

Save on expenses. 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.

Gain a Healthy Working Lives Award. Working towards Cycle Friendly Employer will support the physical activity criteria of the Healthy Working Lives Award.