Eager cyclists at Wiltshire-based company The Hills Group are encouraging their colleagues and any other cycle enthusiasts to join them in giving up four-wheels for two when they take part in National Cycle to Work Day on September 3.
Hills chief executive, Mike Hill, said: “Cycling to work is becoming more and more popular for employees within The Hills Group and we are delighted to be supporting Cycle to Work Day. The numbers of our employees who are taking to two wheels to get to work is steadily increasing and we have supported this by installing shower facilities and more bike storage at most of our offices.
“We also encourage employees to take advantage of the Government’s incentive scheme which offers savings of up to 42% off new bikes and accessories where the primary use is for commuting to work.”
Cycle to Work Day is a national event that encourages everyone to cycle to work for at least one day and has the aim of getting 1 million people to regularly commute to work by bicycle by 2021. It enjoys unilateral support from cycling advocacy groups such as British Cycling, Sustrans, The London Cycling Campaign, Cyclescheme, the Bicycle Association, The Cycling Charity (the CTC), Cycle Nation and Start (BiTC). www.cycletoworkday.org
Pictured above: The Hills team( far right) Mike Hill chief executive at Hills with (l to r) Joan Davies, Dave Bevan, Lynette Hemming, John Fox, Tom Scott