The cost to our society and economy, of inactivity and obesity is reported to be £27 billion per annum and cycling 10km each way to work would save 1,500 kg of greenhouse gas emissions each year
Free2Cycle, a nationwide initiative, invites businesses, from independents to multinational corporations, to invest in the health and fitness of their employees by encouraging them to cycle to work. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) indicated that physically active workers take 27 per cent fewer sick days. Furthermore, HR Magazine recently published that 33 per cent of employers said that cyclists are more productive at work, while 44 per cent described those who cycle as being more efficient and 89 per cent said that those who cycle to work were more energised throughout the day.
“As an employer myself, I believe it is a priority to invest in your number one asset – healthier, happier and more productive staff,” explains Free2Cycle’s CEO, Eric G Craig. “Sickness absence costs UK businesses an estimated £29 billion each year, a study published in Economic Evidence report for workplace health 2016 suggests.
Free2Cycle aims to unlock an estimated 7 million of those employees in Britain who are not currently cycling to work but potentially could and would benefit from doing so. Improving health, wellbeing, and creating meaningful, sustainable environmental improvements are core founding principles of Free2Cycle”