Cycle Friendly Employer

Cycle Friendly Employer

Be an awe-inspiring place to work; be cycling friendly!
Does your workplace want to attract and keep your best talent by making their commute by bike easier and stress-free? Integrate cycling into your business in a positive and simple way and become a Cycle Friendly Employer.

Being a Cycle Friendly Employer will help you attract and retain your best talent by making their commute by bike easier and stress-free. 

With partners in 9 European countries, Cycle Friendly Employers certification lets you measure up against the only international standard for workplace cycling. Cycling UK will give you recognition for your success and help you integrate cycling into your business in a positive and simple way, supported by our cycle to work experts. 

You’ll get a flexible, comprehensive package of support to help you improve cycling to work for your employees, including an improvement plan, advice and access to vetted suppliers. We’ll also help you learn from the most innovative businesses through our programme of events across the UK.

Becoming a Cycle Friendly Employer means you can help your staff be the best they can be, everyday.

How it works 

The Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation (CFE-UK) rewards the standard of cycle-friendly facilities an employer provides in its company. Various measures are split into key categories like: communications, organisational coordination, services for employees and innovation.

Each category scores points and businesses can select which category measures reflect their different needs and account for their particular constraints, be it size, location or the type of office they are based in.

To achieve accreditation, an employer must meet some compulsory measures like cycle parking and providing information to employees, plus reach the minimum score for each category. The higher the overall score, the higher level is attained out of Bronze, Silver or Gold.

There are three simple steps to achieving accreditation:

  1. Register for CFE-UK and complete a Self-evaluation; using our free online tool, you can assess if your company can achieve accreditation. Once you're happy with your evaluation, you can submit it to Cycling UK for verifying.
  2. Site visit for an onsite audit; Cycling UK will allocate an auditor to you, who will arrange a site visit to confirm your cycle-friendly measures are in place and issue simple advice for development or improvements. 
  3. Bronze, Silver or Gold accreditation is awarded; Cycling UK will approve the site visit audit report and an accreditation communications and marketing toolkit is provided to help you promote your award.

 

Becoming a cycle-friendly employer
Reap the rewards

It is a known fact that cyclists tend to take fewer days off sick but did you know there are many other benefits to becoming a cycle-friendly employer.

Encouraging employees to cycle to work and on business can result in a healthier, more productive workforce.

More employees cycling helps:
  • Tackle the costs associated with congestion
  • Reduces a company's impact on the environment and air quality
Commuting to work by bike saves time and money
Good for the economy, good for the environment

Did you know there are a range of cycle-friendly tax incentives for employers and employees?

Employees can claim for cycle mileage, there are tax exemptions for lending or hiring cycles or cyclists' safety equipment and even tax-free breakfasts!

Check out Cycling UK's guide to tax incentives and see how you can start saving money today.

Work-related travel by cycle:
  • Helps ease congestion
  • Is good for the economy
  • Is good for the environment
Cycling UK's views on cycle-commuting
Take action now!

Doing everything possible to encourage employees to commute by bike and cycle for work has a great many benefits.

Making cycling an integral part of a Travel Plan; paying the full, tax-free cycle mileage rate; providing good quality facilities such as cycle parking, showers and lockers; supplying 'pool' bikes.

Check out Cycling UK's briefing features the supporting stats and facts.

Did you know?
  • 741,000 people cycle to work
  • Commuting and business travel account for nearly a quarter of all weekday trips
  • Employees who cycle-commute take at least one day less off sick each year

Further information

Call now on 01483 238301 to talk to a member of the Cycling UK team.

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