Employers to encourage staff to cycle to work

15:02 26 October 2012

The Mayor has previously pledged to improve safety for Britain

The Mayor has previously pledged to improve safety for Britain's cyclists. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Archive

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Londoners are being encouraged to cycle to work thanks to a new online information resource that provides guidance on how employers can get their staff cycling.

‘Businesscycle’ encourages people to cycle to work as it provides a range of benefits including reduced carbon emission and improvements to health.

Businesscycle will provide information on all areas of cycling, including the promotion of cycle safety through numerous means.

Speaking at the Houses of Parliament during the launch of Business cycle the Chairman of Halfords, Dennis Millard, said: “Cycling is a large, vibrant and growing industry, contributing approximately £3bn annually to the UK economy”

“Everyone can be a cyclist – enjoying the thrills and fitness benefits. Cycling to work is one of the best ways of incorporating cycling into everyday activity.”

In front of MPs, business leaders and senior figures from the world of British cycling, he encouraged more businesses to offer the scheme so that both they and their employees could enjoy the benefits.

Mr Millard commented, “Halfords looks forward to working with our partners to promote the scheme and inspire more people to cycle to work.”

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