Cycle to Work Day takes place for the second time on 4 September 2014 and is anticipated to be bigger and better than before with thousands of commuters across the capital getting involved. Pedal pushers passing through London Bridge can also celebrate with a free brekkie as part of Britain’s Biggest Bike Breakfast.
When: Thursday 4th September 2014
Where: Across London and UK
Employees, employers and retailers of London prepare for the second annual Cycle to Work Day, in what is anticipated to be bigger and better than the first launch. Last year, tens of thousands of employees pledged to cycle a quarter of a million miles, with 12% of the employees being from London. Employers supporting the scheme will be offering their workforce who cycle free breakfast, and bike shops throughout the city will be giving the cycling commuters free bike checks.
On Your Bike, a popular bike shop in London Bridge, is enthusiastically supporting the day by opening at 7am to offer passersby on bikes free hot drinks and breakfasts to reward them for their efforts. On top of this they have brought in a bike mechanic expert, dubbed Dr Bike, to service bikes for free.
Londoners are encouraged to pledge their miles they intend to cycle on cycletoworkday.org
About Cycle to Work Day
Thursday 4th September marks the second annual Cycle to Work Day.
From first timers to cycling enthusiasts, people across the UK are expected to get involved, with last year’s event seeing tens of thousands of employees pledging to pedal a quarter of a million miles!
On 4th September, employers of all shapes and sizes will be encouraging their workforce to take to two wheels by putting on special events and offering a complimentary coffee and croissant.
Get involved at https://www.cycletoworkday.
How Cyclescheme works:
Cyclescheme.co.uk offers between 25-42% off through tax breaks on a range of bikes, gear, clothing and accessories from over 2000 independent stores. With Cyclescheme you pay nothing upfront and the costs are deducted from your salary over a year so you won’t even notice the payments. Visit www.cyclescheme.co.uk or ask your employer for details.
The benefits of cycling to work:
– The average cyclist saves £285 a month on travel, while with Cyclescheme you save between 25%-42% on equipment [Discover Cycling to Work calculator, based on average commute by car]
– 69% of cyclists say they have become healthier, 51% lost weight and 54% said their mental wellbeing improved [CS survey 2013]
– 99% of cyclists would recommend it to others [CS survey 2013]
– Half of 45% of members went from ‘novice or occasional’ to ‘enthusiastic’ cyclists after joining [CS survey 2013]
– There’s nothing wrong with fair-weather – the majority of cyclists only commute three times a week [CS survey 2013]