Ride 2 Work Scheme – NOW AVAILABLE!
We all know the benefits of keeping ourselves fit and healthy. Aside from the raft of conditions it can help to prevent, like heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, exercise can improve our self-esteem, mood, sleep quality, energy and stress-levels.
Less consideration is perhaps given to the benefits of a healthy workforce. It’s likely that many employers don’t give much thought to the health of their workforce as a whole, but if you imagine all the benefits of being a healthy individual and then scale that to the size of a workforce, you’ll quickly realise that it can have a big impact on the running of an organisation. Indeed, there are some benefits that are of particular relevance to businesses.
We are currently in the application phase for 4 – yes that’s FOUR of the ride to work schemes,
Cyclescheme, Bike2Work, Cycleplus & CycleSolutions with Cycle2Work being considered during June.
We shall keep everyone abreast of progress as the applications proceed but we expect these services to be available soon.
For employers – it has been proven that taking part in physical activity in the morning increasing the brains ability to function efficiently, helps reduce bouts of sickness and generally improves employees fitness. Also using these schemes are tax efficient for both the employee and employer, is kinder to the environment, takes less space in the car park and helps create camaraderie and friendly competitiveness between employees.
Check out this link to Sustrans about how to start cycling to work http://www.sustrans.org.uk/…/cycle-w…/how-start-cycling-work