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Two wheeled commuter benefits gather speed with MP visit to Cyclescheme
October 2015 - Ben Howlett, MP for Bath recently visited cycle to work company, Cyclescheme. Mr Howlett was invited to take a tour and talk to employees at Cyclescheme’s office to see the contribution of the company both to the local economy and the importance of the cycle to work scheme.
The company celebrated its ten year anniversary this year, having started as a small tax-free cycle to work provider, resulting from the Government’s green transport plan to get people healthier and greener by regularly cycling to work, and is now the UK’s leading cycle to work organisation.
Cyclescheme works with over 2,000 retailers, services over 40,000 companies and has helped more than half a million people to save money on and commute to work by bike. The company has just won its fourth consecutive Bikebiz award for Retailer Services, decided by its peers in the cycling trade, and held the third national Cycle to Work Day event.
As a founding member of the Cycle to Work Alliance, Cyclescheme and other providers in the Alliance campaign to highlight the benefits of cycling in terms of health, the environment and employee engagement.
Ben Howlett, MP for Bath said: 'Transport issues and my campaign to keep Bath moving continue to be high on my agenda. I have met with various groups about different ways to improve our transport system, including the staff at cycle to work specialist Cyclescheme. It is a great initiative that enables employees to get a bike tax-free, saving up to 42% on its high street value. The scheme is completely free to join for both businesses and staff.'
Daniel Gillborn, Director & General Manager at Cyclescheme said: 'We met with our local MP, Ben Howlett. It is very positive to have a cycling advocate as our MP. We had a discussion about ways of gaining greater advocacy for cycle commuting, and how we can continue to encourage people to come into the group of new and returning cyclists.'
Mr Howlett is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group. With an independent and impartial cross-party membership of MPs and Peers, the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s mission for over 30 years is to promote all forms of cycling - commuting, leisure and sport - inside and outside the Houses of Parliament.
To find out more about Cyclescheme, go to www.cyclescheme.co.uk