The Cycle to Work Alliance has elected Adrian Warren as its new chair after a unanimous vote from members.
Warren will take over from Steve Edgell of Cycle Solutions, who has held the chairmanship since 2010, and will lead the Alliance on its continued engagement with the Department for Transport (DfT) as it approaches the publication of the updated Cycle to Work Scheme guidance this summer. The Alliance continues to promote the benefits of cycling to work in terms of its contributions to health, the environment and employee engagement, making the case for sustainable commuting.
In recent years the Cycle to Work Alliance has been ‘pivotal’ in safeguarding the Cycle to Work Scheme under increasing Government scrutiny of salary sacrifice schemes. The coming months represent a ‘crucial’ period for the Cycle to Work Scheme as long-awaited updated guidance from the DfT is expected to be launched in early summer 2019.
Warren said: “I’d like to pay tribute to the work that Steve has done in recent years to maintain the cycle to work scheme and put us in a terrific place for growth. Our first priority will be to work across Government to successfully land the new scheme guidance this summer and ensure that all stakeholders are supportive of the benefits the new scheme will bring to employers and employees alike.
“The Cycle to Work Scheme can be central to several Government agendas – health, productivity, clean air, congestion – so we will work to make sure this is a policy at the heart of Government’s thinking when it comes to cycling.”