Liverpool City Region encouraging more people to cycle to work
Working in partnership with charity Living Streets, and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA), Cycling UK are offering a package of activities through the Big Bike Revival programme to encourage workplaces and employees to choose active travel for their commute to work, and beyond.
Businesses in the region are hosting free events and Cycling UK are offering free training opportunities to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling and the opportunities available to them. These include:
- Free Dr Bike maintenance events at workplaces
- Free commuter webinars to build confidence and teach essential skills
- FREE bike maintenance courses
- Access to Cycling UK’s Employer Membership offer
- Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation
The project also promotes Walk Champion Training for employees from charity Living Streets.
This is a fantastic opportunity for workplaces across the region to encourage employees to experience the benefits of active travel
Stewart Walsh, Cycling UK's cycling development officer for the Liverpool City Region
Nina Cara-Collins, project manager at Living Streets, spoke of the joint venture: "Living Streets is working with Cycling UK to deliver Walk Champion Training to employees across Liverpool City Region.
"Our online training provides staff with skills and knowledge to lead on promoting and advising colleagues on fitting more walking into their working day and delivering led walks.
"We believe the best way to establish and maintain healthy habits amongst staff is having Walk Champions to encourage colleagues to walk in and around the working day, whether that’s to and from the office or while working from home."
Stewart Walsh, Cycling UK's cycling development officer for the Liverpool City region is particularly excited about the project: "This is a fantastic opportunity for workplaces across the region to encourage employees to experience the benefits of active travel."
If you think your workplace can benefit from delivering these events and engagement activities, please register your interest.
The Big Bike Revival is a behaviour change intervention with a vision to make cycling accessible to everyone. Our mission is to deliver free events that enable a community to start cycling through fixing bikes, teaching skills and leading rides. To find a Dr Bike session near you, head to the Big Bike Revival page.
To learn more about Cycling UK's Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation which aims to support businesses implement a thriving culture in the workplace, head to our Cycle Friendly Employer page.