Five days into the new year and already many resolutions are broken and the fat free yogurts and ready meals are festering in the back of the fridge. So how do you get your mojo back and fulfill that new years resolution to get fit for 2014? The simple answer is to join the Cycle to Work Scheme.
The Cycle to Work Scheme is an Government supported initiative which encourages employers and bike shops to work together to get more people out of their cars and on to their bikes.
How does it work?
The scheme is part of the Government’s Green Transport Plan and employers register to get a code which enables employees to get a bike completely tax free. The price of the bike is then taken from the employees salary every month and in addition you’ll benefit from National Insurance contribution savings. Once your employee has signed up you can go to any Cycle Scheme Shops online to find a bike that’s right for you.
The initiative is a fantastic way to help reduce carbon gases. With less cars on the road there’s less emissions which means the environment is stronger for longer. What’s more there are endless benefits for yourself, by cycling to work you are actively exercising for at least 20 minutes a day with exercise that promotes cardio health. Perhaps you could even take it up as a hobby out of work or even start up a buddy work scheme where you and several other employees cycle to work together.
To have a look at the bikes available head on over to Global Bikes who are part of the scheme
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