Plusnet are one of the companies joining in with this year's Sheffield Cycle Boost scheme. The scheme is coordinated by local cycling companies on behalf of Sheffield Council thanks to grants from the Department for Transport under the local inMotion project. Read on to find out more about how Plusnet got involved... Sheffield Cycle Boost offers local companies the free load of high quality bikes for staff to try cycling to work for three to four weeks. The staff taking part can also take advantage of Dr Bike sessions which provide a check-up for your bike alongside personalised cycling courses, these cover everything from commuter safety through to maintenance skills. Cycling experts will even accompany cyclists on their first ride home. Staff were able to test out their new bikes after collecting them recently. Plusnet were the first company in Sheffield to take part in the scheme back in 2012 and this year are going the extra mile by providing the staff taking part with free breakfasts, to refuel after their ride in to the office. Plusnet CEO, Andy Baker commented:
“Plusnet welcome the opportunity to be part of the CycleBoost 2014. Cutting congestion and improving fitness is beneficial to all, and being able to offer heavily discounted rates for Plusnet staff on bikes and cycle equipment will be really well received.”
The Cycleboost scheme is part-funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, branded locally as Inmotion! Inmotion! was established following a successful bid for £24.6 million from the Department for Transport’s ‘Local Sustainable Transport Fund’ to help boost South Yorkshire’s local economy. Do you cycle to work, or would you like to? What tips have you got for those starting out on two wheels?