Launched at Cycle City Active City conference in Leicester from 19-20 May 2016 to promote cycling to work.
Go Travel Solutions has announced four new partnerships with UK bike suppliers to promote cycling as an option for workplace travel and commuting. The partnerships will provide UK employers and their staff with access to discounts on bike storage equipment, folding bikes and electric bikes to encourage experienced and new cyclists to bike to work.
The partnerships with Cyclepods, Beat Bikes, 50cycles and Brompton Bike Hire were launched at the national Cycle City Active City conference from 19–20 May 2016 at Curve in Leicester. Cycle City Active City is the ground-breaking conference and exhibition for all those working to encourage utility cycling, walking and active, healthy lifestyles across Britain.
(Photograph above: L-R Luc Bonnici - Cyclepods & Robin Pointon - Go Travel Solutions)
The offers will be available to all new and existing members of the Smartgo workplace travel scheme and include:
- Cyclepods offers the innovative solutions in the UK for bike storage, cycle shelters, bicycle lockers and bike racks. Cyclepods will offer 10 per cent off Cyclepods products and Cycleracks (not installation) www.cyclepods.co.uk
- Beat Bikes is a leading supplier of lightweight, folding electric bicycles. Beat Bikes will offer 25 per cent off folding bikes purchased online at www.beatbikes.com or direct from the Ebike Electric Cycle Centre in Leicester www.ebike-centres.co.uk
- 50cycles is a family-owned and run company and the UK distributor for the Kalkhoff range of electric bikes. It will offer 10 per cent off online, telephone and in-store purchases www.50cycles.com
- Brompton Bike Hire has a growing number of hire locations across the UK. Brompton Bike Hire will offer 50 per cent off frequent user annual membership and 25 per cent off luggage to Smartgo members who take up annual membership with Brompton Bike Hire www.bromptonbikehire.com
These new partnerships add to the growing range of cycling benefits for Smartgo members that already include offers from Bike Dock Solutions, Halfords, Eversure and Cycle Solutions.
Robin Pointon, Managing Director at Go Travel Solutions said:
“Cycling has undergone a real transformation in recent years and is an increasingly popular form of travel for UK workers. Smartgo is focused on providing sustainable choices for workplace travel and these new partnerships will help to encourage even more people to use the bike to get to work.”
Smartgo has been developed and coordinated by Go Travel Solutions to assist UK workplaces with commuting and business travel. The network provides employers with a range of business benefits including reduced business costs, carbon management planning, reduced car parking demand, enhanced business reputation, and improved staff recruitment and retention.
Staff can also benefit through cost savings offered by Smartgo as well as enjoying better health and wellbeing, and reductions in their carbon footprint through more walking, cycling, car sharing and use of public transport.
About Go Travel Solutions:
Go Travel Solutions is a specialist sustainable transport consultancy serving businesses, public bodies and transport operators. See us online at www.go-travel-solutions.com or follow us on Twitter at @GoTravSolutions or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smartgoUK