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Cyclescheme interview on BBC at 12.15

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Cyclescheme director Richard Grigsby is due on BBC Radio 4 at 12.15 and will be discussing the firm's recent central Government contract win.

You can tune in here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lnfxt

Host, Peter White (pictured), is set to discuss with Grigsby the availability of the scheme to the estimated three million public sector personnel.

There will also be a piece in this weekend's Sunday Times.

Commented on his firm's succesful tender bid, Gary Cooper, Co-Director of Cyclescheme, said: "This is fantastic news and is a great reward for all our efforts. It will save thousands of pounds in man hours and, being an open tender, it can be used by any applicable Government body considering a Cycle to Work scheme."

The recent CLG (Communities and Local Government)
open tender will be available for use by all UK contracting authorities including, but not limited to, Government departments and their agencies, non-departmental public bodies, local authorities, police authorities, fire authorities and educational establishments.

A survey to participants has shown a positive outcome from participation in the scheme:

Employees commuting to work a few times a week went up threefold from 12 per cent to 33 per cent. Respondents using a Cyclescheme cycle used it for 25 per cent of work trips compared to seven per cent before.

Cyclescheme currently work with 96 Councils (approximately 22 per cent of those present in the UK),
26 Fire and Rescue Authorities (50 per cent) and 18 Police Authorities (29 per cent). Cyclescheme has over
8,500 clients on their database and partner with over 1,300 cycle retailers throughout the UK.

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