Amey and University of Cambridge support Cycle To Work day

Bikes reduce staff absence

Amey, Nokia and the University of Cambridge are some of the organisations supporting national Cycle to Work Day.

The day, which takes place on 4 September, promotes the benefits of cycling in the workplace.

Amey is encouraging employees to take selfies during Cycle To Work day with a message about why they are taking part. It offers its workforce access to a bikes-for-work scheme.

Gary Carvell, group HSEQ director at Amey said: “The health and wellbeing of our employees is extremely important to us. We have a strong cycling community at Amey and supporting Cycle to Work Day is a great way to further raise awareness of cycling.

“Cycling to work is not only a healthier option and helps maintain fitness, but helps to contribute to the reduction of our carbon footprint.” 

Other employers are supporting the day by putting on breakfasts for those that cycle into work.

Some of those involved in the day include Nokia, Wateraid, as well as a number of councils and NHS Trusts.

The University of Cambridge is using the day to raise awareness of active travel among its 9,000 employees.

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Catrin Darsley, environmental co-ordinator at The University of Cambridge, said: “We’re taking part in Cycle to Work Day to encourage people to give cycling a go, and will be running a safe cycling event alongside taking part in Britain’s Biggest Bike Breakfast. The University of Cambridge has over 9,000 staff, with 40% commuting by bike from across Cambridgeshire.”