Leicestershire County Council has been awarded funding by the Department for Transport to support businesses in the Hinckley and Bosworth area during the 2015/16 financial year.
Businesses of any size are invited to bid for up to £2,500 grant funding towards physical measures that will reduce the barriers to employees travelling to and for work sustainably.
Dr Bike at Hinckley Train Station
Get some free first aid for your bike… Plus, local travel advice from our expert advisors!
The summer of cycling is not over yet so why not make the most of it! If you’re gearing up for the Sky Ride at the end of the month or attending one of the many local rides in Hinckley, give your bike the once over.
Dr Bike and Active Hinckley travel advisors will be heading to Hinckley Train Station, Monday 24 August 6.30am – 12.30pm.
Each 15 minute session includes safety checks on brakes, seats and handle bars, where adjustments will be made if necessary. This can include fixing punctures and adjusting brakes and gears, as well as advising on potential problems and tips on how to look after your bike.
Need advice on getting around Hinckley? The Active Hinckley team will also be giving out local travel advice and info.
Booking is not required, for more information call the Choose How You Move Team on 0116 3053331.
Visit www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/skyridelocal for more information on local rides in Hinckley.
Visit www.goskyride.com/leicesterskyride for more information on Leicester Sky Ride.
Looking for a free, healthy way to spend time with the kids and keep fit in the process? Think cycling…get involved in our one-day Hinckley takeover.
…and much more!
Visit www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk or call 0116 305 3179 for more information.
For more information see the poster.
Anyone aged 16 or over can sign up for one of our free* adult cycling courses taking place across Leicestershire.
Don’t have a bike or helmet? No problem, we can provide equipment* at the start.
Each course is made up of five, weekly two-hour sessions and is run by qualified instructors.
For more information and to book your free* place online, visit: www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/cycling-courses
*Terms & conditions apply, see website for details.
See poster for further information.
Smartgo Hinckley to provide local employers and staff with range of commuting and business travel benefits
Launch event at MIRA in Hinckley on 17 April 2015 (For more info see www.smartgo-hinckley-launch.eventbrite.co.uk)
A new workplace travel network will be launched for Hinckley businesses at MIRA on 17 April 2015. Smartgo Hinckley will provide local employers and their staff with a range of travel benefits and services to help make commuting and business travel cheaper, easier and more sustainable.
The Smartgo Hinckley membership package includes access to travel discounts with Arriva, Europcar, Eversure, National Railcards, Sixt and Stagecoach Midland and more, providing financial, health and environmental benefits for employers and their staff. Smartgo also provides tools to facilitate research and expertise to help address transport issues such as parking overflow, for example. The network also offers a single voice for employers to generate effective engagement with public bodies and transport providers.
Employers based in and around are invited to attend the launch on 17 April at MIRA. Advance booking is essential given the location. For more details and to book, please go to: www.smartgo-hinckley-launch.eventbrite.co.uk.
As part of the launch of Smartgo Hinckley, local businesses are being asked to participate in a major workplace travel survey, the results of which will shape and influence the development of a new business travel network for staff and employers in the town in 2015.
The workplace travel survey can be found online at www.smartgo.co.uk/hinckley and will close on 24 April 2015. Participating businesses will be entered into a free draw with the chance to win a £100 Amazon gift voucher.
Shelley Harvey, Chair of Hinckley Business Association (HBA) and Director of Hinckley-based chartered accountants, Stewart Fletcher & Barrett said: “One of the main aims of the HBA is to encourage the improvement of local facilities and conditions for businesses to succeed. The development of a workplace travel network for local employers and their staff can clearly support this aim and so we would encourage our members and other businesses in Hinckley and Bosworth to get involved with Smartgo Hinckley.”
Smartgo Hinckley is developed and co-ordinated by specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions. Robin Pointon, Managing Director at Go Travel Solutions added: “Smartgo Hinckley is the latest in a series of business travel networks that we have successfully launched locally and nationally. Large numbers of businesses have already signed up to enjoy the benefits of membership and we’re confident that this can be extended for Hinckley businesses.”
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, follow us on Twitter at @GoTravSolutions or connect to us on LinkedIn.