The number of people taking advantage of their employers’ cycle to work scheme has risen for the second consecutive year, according to figures released by the Cycle to Work Alliance.
In 2014, 183,423 employees participated in the scheme, and 11.6 per cent increase on 2013’s figures.
A recent survey also showed that over 70 per cent of first time participants were occasional, novice or non-cyclists before joining the scheme.
Steve Edgell, director of cycle solutions and chair of the Cycle to Work Alliance, said: “It is clear that the cycle to work scheme is a key mechanism for delivering on the Government’s health and sustainable transport objectives, such as those set out in the draft Cycling Delivery Plan.
“The Alliance is obviously delighted in the part it can play in driving these positive behaviours, with 2014’s figures showing that the scheme is on an upward trajectory and more people than ever across the country taking up cycling.”
Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1