Cycle to work

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How CTC helped provide a perfect cycling solution for one family in Essex

CTC Cycle Champions is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily lives and the benefits are huge. Lee and Emily's story is a great example.
Emily leads a group of mums cycling with their kids

Lee and Emily joined CTC’s Cycle Champions rides after hearing about them from the ACE Health Trainer at Colchester Garrison.

With two young children, lots of family pressures and a tight budget, they were looking for a cheap solution to become fitter that fitted in with their busy lives.

The Cycle Champions rides offered the use of children’s trailers – a perfect solution for Lee and Emily and countless other army and civilian families.

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Government backs initiative to encourage cycling to work

With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.
Man in suit riding to work

businesscycle  is a resource that employers can access to encourage more of their staff to ride bikes to the workplace. There will be various benefits on offer such as discounts on cycle parking, as well as advice and information on best practice. Membership is free for any organisations that wish to participate.

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Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)

If you want to encourage more people to commute by cycle to your workplace, or use cycles for business travel, setting up a Bicycle User Group is a step in the right direction. This guide tells you how to go about it, and what the BUG can do once it gets going.

Workplace BUGs support staff who cycle at and/or to and from work. They are usually championed by a keen cyclist plus (ideally) a core of fellow employees. Some BUGs have much in common with local cycle campaign groups and many not only look after the interests of existing cyclists, but work hard to encourage other employees to take up cycling too.

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How to look smart when cycling to work

It's one of the most common excuses not to ride to work but it is possible to cycle and look smart in the office. Our top tips for cycle commuters will help you make the grade.
Cycling in London

You have a choice of whether to cycle to work in your work clothes or carry them with you and change when you arrive. Obviously which you do depends on whether you have a long, strenuous journey or your workplace is just a short, flat couple of miles away.

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