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Heathrow continues support for Green Commute Initiative

Heathrow Airport is continuing to show its support for the Green Commute Initiative (GCI), signing off on a ‘large order’ for the third year in a row. The airport initially signed up to GCI’s cycle to work scheme in 2016, and since then has seen the number of employees taking …

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Cycle to Work scheme ‘saves commuters £37 million a year’

The Cycle to Work (C2W) scheme is saving commuters at least £37 million a year before rail fare savings, according to a conservative average by scheme provider Cycle Solutions. Over the past five years, 809,812 C2W vouchers have been issued to UK employees.. The employee benefit, which is offered by …

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Sustrans signs up to Green Commute Initiative

Sustrans has signed up to Green Commute Initiative (GCI), a cycle to work scheme which has no £1,000 limit. For Sustrans, GCI deployed its corporate portal to ensure a ‘smooth’ application process with the portal auto-filling much of the application form for employees. Through the portal, the scheme manager sets parameters, …

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Give IBDs a fair crack of the whip, or it’s cycling that loses

Local bike stores were a mainstay of Cycle to Work when it really started ramping up in 2005/06. The scheme has been around longer, but it only really took off when the Office of Fair Trading issued a consumer credit licence enabling all UK companies to offer the scheme. Many …

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Over 25,000 riders in the UK and Ireland take part in Cycle to Work Day

Over 25,000 riders in the UK and Ireland completed over 433,000 miles in the sixth annual Cycle to Work Day on 15th August. Over 21,000 tweets featured #CycletoWorkDay, landing the number one trending position in the UK and the number three position worldwide, and news of the day reached an estimated audience …

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One fifth of British workers more likely to commute by e-bike if Cycle to Work scheme cap is raised

A new survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of OVO Energy has shown that 20 per cent of British workers would be more likely to use an e-bike to commute regularly if the Cycle to Work scheme cap was raised from its current limit of £1,000. Nearly half (47 per …

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Specialized, Cannondale invest in Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day founder Cyclescheme has partnered with Cannondale and Specialized for its 2018 event on 15th August.  Cyclescheme said it has made significant changes to this year’s event, driven by a desire for it to have a bigger impact on both riders and retailers.  The event now has …

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A lack of progress?

While I’m sure we’d all like to agree that cycling is an activity open to just about everyone in some form or another, it’s undeniable that various communities and groups have been marginalised by their positions. Research from all corners of the industry have highlighted some of the glaring issues …

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Promo email to IBD “does not represent company policy”, says Cyclescheme

Cyclescheme’s channel manager Neil McGuigan has issued a statement rebutting the BikeBiz story from the weekend that quoted an email from the company’s retail manager to a bike shop owner. BikeBiz stated that Cyclescheme would only be sending promotions via Tredz, Chain Reaction Cycles and Evans.  The email stated: "We …

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Cyclescheme reportedly spurns independents

An email from Cyclescheme to a bike shop customer reveals that the firm which built its business via 1,800 independent bicycle dealers will now only send promotions via Tredz, Chain Reaction Cycles and Evans. "We have only recently started to collaborate with brands and retailers on promotional offers and currently …

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