Cycle to Work Day is back! On Thursday 5th August, we want to give employees across the UK a much-needed boost through cycling.
What is Cycle to Work Day?
Now in its ninth year, Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s leading one-day commuting event. The idea is simple – to celebrate everyday cycling.
Cycle to Work Day is an opportunity for employees to get in the saddle and experience the benefits. From boosting wellbeing to better health and improved finances; cycling offers it all.
About Cycle to Work Day ’21:
This year, we’re taking inspiration from our Dutch friends and encouraging employees to cycle in whatever gear they’re in.
In the Netherlands, locals have a relaxed attitude when it comes to riding – wearing clothes that they feel are appropriate, rather than relying only on specific gear and gadgets. It’s one of the reasons why cycling is such a popular mode of transport.
This Cycle to Work Day, we’re encouraging employees to try travelling by bike on for size – whatever gear they’re in.
How your business can get involved:
We’ve done the hard work for you. Download your free Cycle to Work Day tool for everything you need to engage employees with the day. Your toolkit includes posters, eFlyers, social tiles and more.
Here are three simple ways you can use your toolkit:
- Send an email – let your employees know you’re endorsing Cycle to Work Day by sending an all-staff email. We’ve included copy and paste text in your toolkit to help you.
- Pop up a poster – stop employees in their tracks with our brand-new posters. Pop up in high footfall areas like communal kitchens, the toilets and meeting rooms.
- Update your intranet – we’ve included social tiles and animations, perfect for adding to digital noticeboards like your intranet and internal social sites.
Employees have the chance to win…
Whilst the benefits of cycling speak for themselves, we’re providing employees extra motivation to ride this Cycle to Work Day.
Everyone who logs a ride on the Cyclescheme Love to Ride community on Thursday 5th August will have the chance to win. We have over £2,000 worth of cycling prizes to giveaway. It doesn’t matter how far, how fast or the type of ride – every ride counts as an entry. Plus, everyone who logs a ride will receive one month’s free premium membership to Busby, the cycle safety app.
What about employees working from home?
Thanks to COVID, the concept of the workplace is fluid these days. Whether employees are working from home, in the workplace or somewhere in between – they can get involved and ride for the chance to win.