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:
Smartgo provides a range of travel discounts to help businesses and their staff save money on commuting and leisure. There’s discounts with the likes of Arriva buses, East Midlands Trains, Halfords, Europcar and huge savings on the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle.
Co-wheels, the UK’s only independently-owned national car club, has joined forces with sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions to extend its car club membership offer throughout the UK.
UK employers registered as members of Go Travel Solutions’ Smartgo workplace travel networks can now join Co-wheels for £25 (matched by a subsequent £25 worth of credit) and can sign up staff members as drivers for just £5 each – a reduction from the standard £12 per driver.
At the time of the announcement, Santander CEO, Nathan Bostock said: “we will be looking to share best practice between Santander Cycles in London and Milton Keynes, where it makes sense and adds value.”
At a special ‘Bikes for Business Showcase’ event on Monday 18th April, hosted by Smartgo Milton Keynes, Santander took the opportunity to update local businesses on the progress of the Bike Hire scheme and to showcase how it has promoted and developed bike facilities for staff at its Milton Keynes headquarters.
Significant savings on standard retail prices available on UK’s most popular electric vehicle
Members of the Smartgo workplace travel networks across the UK can now make major savings on buying or leasing a new Nissan LEAF electric car. As part of the agreement between Nissan and specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions, the vehicles will be available with significant discounts worth thousands of pounds to existing Smartgo members, on top of the existing Government grants, to encourage sustainable travel.
Recent figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that electric car sales in the UK have risen dramatically during the past 12 months. While only around 500 electric cars were registered per month at the start of 2014, this has now risen to an average of around 2,400 per month in 2015, with the total UK light-duty electric fleet now estimated to number more than 45,000 electric vehicles.
Enterprise, a global leader in car rentals, has formed a partnership with Go Travel Solutions to offer five per cent discount rates off standard hire prices to over 95,000 business and leisure users across Leicester, Hinckley, Loughborough, Milton Keynes, North West Leicestershire and Stevenage.
This offer represents a saving of up to £5 per daily rental and is available to all employers and staff signed up as members of Go Travel Solutions’ Smartgo workplace travel networks across the UK.