Cycle Friendly Employer

The Cycle Friendly Employer award is the international benchmark for active travel culture and infrastructure in the workplace. It shows the world that when it comes to climate change and staff well-being, your business means business
How the accreditation works

Entrants are judged on their cycle-friendly culture, infrastructure and policies to achieve a gold, silver or bronze award. Successful nominees access bespoke, ongoing support from Cycling UK and join our prestigious network of cycle friendly employers.

Our accredited businesses are putting their staff and the environment first. We know many of you are too, and we’d love to see that recognised.  

Find out how the Cycle Friendly Employer Accreditation works.

Your journey to cycle friendly status starts here
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1. Complete your self-assessment

Take our free and easy self assessment. In just 15 minutes, you can show us the ways you support your staff to cycle. We’ll decide if you’re eligible and take it from there.

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2. Your site audit

With your self assessment complete, eligible businesses will undergo an onsite or virtual audit. Our expert auditors will assess your facilities and communications against your self assessment answers and provide you with a detailed development report.

The report highlights the positive steps you’ve taken, and suggests further improvements for you to keep the wheels turning toward a sustainable future.

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3. Receiving your accreditation

With the audit complete, your accreditation will be confirmed with a bronze, silver or gold award.

You’ll receive a wall plaque and access to range of marketing and publicity support to showcase your achievement. And you’ll connect with the most cycle friendly employers across Europe. 

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What makes an employer cycle friendly?
Cycle friendly culture

Create a thriving culture by promoting cycling throughout your organisation 

  • Boost confidence with events and workplace challenges like Bike Week and Car Free Day 
  • Build enthusiasm by starting a cycle group at work
  • Ensure your cycle parking, lockers and shower facilities are easily put to use by prioritising cyclists in your on-site signage and website.
Cycle friendly infrastructure
  • Secure cycle parking facilities 
  • Lockers, showers
  • Pool bikes 

Find out how some of our accredited business are encouraging cycle friendly infrastructure.

Cycle friendly policies
  • Save your business and your colleagues money with the Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Flexible working hours can boost cycling uptake by enabling your cyclists to travel in on quiet roads
  • Liability insurance for peace of mind and protection

Our how to guides provide information on how to implement cycle friendly policies.  

Get in touch

Get in touch today to discuss how Cycling UK can help your business with workplace cycling. You can request further details on our Employer's membership package or our Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation.