Cycle to Work Day will celebrate its 5th anniversary this September 13th. The annual event, established by Cyclescheme in 2013, encourages workers across the UK to get on their bike and reap the benefits of active commuting.
According to research by Cyclescheme, 45% of employees who cycle experience less stress at work, and 47% cite improvements to mental wellbeing.
Last year was Cycle to Work Day’s most successful year to date, with more than 45,000 cyclists pledging 675,545 miles. This year’s event is on track to reach its goal of one million miles pledged, and participating cyclists have the opportunity to win from a prize pot worth over £5,000.
Adrian Warren, business operations director at Cyclescheme, said: “Our experience over the last five years has demonstrated to us first-hand the impressive benefits that employers feel when they have a workforce with an active commute. We’re proud to give first time cyclists and seasoned cycling commuters alike the chance to engage with us each year.
“We urge all employers—from the big to the small—to sign up to Cycle to Work Day 2017 and see what difference it could make to your workplace.”