Chamber launches cycle to work scheme for staff

Date: 02/07/2020
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

As the lockdown starts to ease, Greater Manchester Chamber is partnering with to offer staff a cycle to work scheme.  

Available to all permanent Chamber staff, the salary sacrifice scheme enables employees to purchase a bike and/or appropriate clothing and protective/safety equipment, as well as benefit from tax and National Insurance savings.  

The scheme will be supported by the following amenities at Elliot House:  

  • 12 bike rails to allow for safe and secure storage of bikes. 
  • Showers maintained as part of a ‘Covid Secure’ plan to ensure they are safe to use. 
  • A pump and basic maintenance kit for communal use 

Nathan Chew, Chamber Space General Manager, said: “The cycle to work scheme is part of our commitment to helping those staff who want to return to the office to commute to work safely. 

 “Cycling provides a healthy and environmentally-friendly alternative to commuting by public transport or car. Local authorities are also encouraging people to cycle more by increasing the number of cycle lanes, so this is a great time to try cycling to work.” 

Manchester has ambitious plans to become the UK’s leading cycling city and, following the Covid 19 pandemic, work is in place to make cycling significantly safer and more accessible in Greater Manchester.  

If you are considering cycling to work, Transport for Greater Manchester provides a range of useful information for cyclists: