If that’s your question, then we feel it’s thoroughly answered in other sections of the site. The About tab at the top of the page is an excellent place to start!
No. We can certainly help oversee your company’s Cycle to Work Scheme, but we offer a much more overarching corporate cycling package. Let us explain:
The Cycle to Work Scheme is a government tax break, allowing employees to lease bikes from their employer through a salary sacrifice programme and eventually purchase the bicycle at a tax-free rate.
That’s all great, but how does a company engage their staff once the scheme is set up? And more importantly, how do they capture the return on this investment?
Step in PleaseCycle. We provide a 360° corporate cycle solution; from engaging content for first-time cyclists through to journey tracking and rewards for the avid user. It also highlights the overall mileage riden by employees and resultant carbon saved – an incredibly powerful CST tool.
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One of the core features we offer clients is an online portal with up-to-date and insightful content for their employees to access. From commuter tips and advice, to route planners and BikeMiles™ rewards, this digital hub is branded in client colours and accessible to any staff member.
The Cycle Hub ® is an employee-engagement, benefit, and CSR tool rolled into one, helping to inspire staff and deliver tangible ROI for our clients.
Aside from our Cycle Hub ® and BikeMiles™ technology, Bike Concierge ® allows our clients to call upon PleaseCycle for any bicycle-based needs. Covering training, maintenance, events, parking solutions and a wealth of other services, it’s a one-stop-shop for any corporate cycling requirements.
We’re continually trawling the cycle market to identify the best and brightest industry suppliers, taking all the hard work away from the client and ensuring they get the utmost in quality every time.
Yes! Our Cycle Hub ® system is an online platform and can be made available to any organisation throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. So whether you’re based in bonnie Scotland, balmy San Francisco, or blistering Spain – our technology is universally applicable.
In joining PleaseCycle your business is expressing a clear intent to become a healthier and more sustainable organisation, bolstering your chances external awards.
For example, Investors In People recently launched a new Health and Wellbeing good practice award:
“There is increasing evidence that effective health and wellbeing programmes have a direct relationship with improving productivity. Having happy, healthy employees improves attendance, motivation and productivity.”
PleaseCycle ticks many of the necessary boxes for initiatives such as this, and could certainly prove decisive during your application process. If you need proof, Forster was named the UK’s greenest business 2009 by The Sunday Times who cited their active cycling scheme as a core reason.
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