Cycling Friendly Retailer

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Support staff, tenants and customers to commute to work in a healthy and sustainable way.

Retailers across Scotland can access tailored funding and support through our nationally recognised Cycling Friendly Employer programme to encourage staff, tenants and customers to be active and to help with the environmental element of corporate social responsibility.

We currently work with more than 800 workplaces across Scotland to help staff cycle to and at work. This support is available for the retail sector and could help improve your employees’ physical and mental health.

We can help with:

  • Support to attain the nationally recognised Cycling Friendly Employer award
  • Funding to provide secure and covered bike parking for staff and customers
  • Cycle training options to help staff feel confident to cycle to work
  • Increasing access to bikes for staff through the Cycle to Work scheme
  • Increasing access to bikes for staff on short term contracts
  • Exploring options for local deliveries by e-cargo bike.

What? Apply for funding for facilities such as showers or bike racks, that will encourage staff, tenants and customers to travel by bike.

Why? Promoting cycling can support a happier, healthier workforce and enhance corporate social responsibility.

Who? The fund is available to all retailers in Scotland who are working towards becoming Cycling Friendly.

How? 

Our nationally recognised award provides a framework, resources and one-to-one support to increase staff cycle rates, and rewards those organisations working hard to encourage workplace cycling. Assessors from accredited Cycling Friendly centres across Scotland will support you through the process.

Skypark is a thriving business park in Glasgow serving 3,000 people in retail and office accommodation. Securing funding has enabled Skypark to make capital improvements to create a cycling friendly destination for all staff and visitors to benefit from, and in October 2020 they achieved the Cycling Friendly Employer award.

Tenants choosing to cycle to and from Skypark now have access to 375 bike parking spaces, comprising 250 indoor and 125 outdoor including 62 short stay spaces. Facilities include eBike charging points, 236 lockers, segregated showers and changing facilities, a drying room, a dedicated cycle repair space and a host of engagement services.

Cycling Friendly status transforms Skypark into Glasgow’s biggest and most cycling-friendly private business destination.

Skypark’s Strategic Lettings Advisor, Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “We are very proud to be Cycling Friendly and to set a new benchmark in employer cycling facilities in the City. With a cycling boom and the growth of the City’s cycling network, we hope that more people will enjoy the freedom of cycling and consider it as an alternative mode of travel when they are ready to return to the office.”

Please contact cyclingfriendly@cycling.scot if you would like further information or wish to note interest for the next funding round.