42% would be interested in taking part in a bikes-for-work scheme

Andy Philpott

More than four in ten (42%) respondents would be interested in taking part in a bikes-for-work scheme if their employer provided one, according to research by Edenred.

Its Employer’s guide to cycle to work report, which surveyed 1,000 employees, also found that 22% of respondents do not cycle to work because they do not have a roadworthy bike.

The research also found:

  • More than a third (34%) of respondents cite a lack of confidence in their cycling ability as the key reason why they do not cycle to work.
  • Almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents have never cycled to work.
  • 30% of respondents live within three miles of their place of work, and 67% live within ten miles of their place of work.
  • 82% of respondents do not feel properly informed about what their employer does to support employee wellbeing.

Andy Philpott (pictured), sales and marketing director at Edenred, said: “[Bikes-for-work] is an area where everyone gains so it makes sense for organisations of all sizes to offer their employees the right scheme.

“Employers benefit from the improved business performance, which goes hand-in-hand with a healthier, more resilient workforce who take less time off sick each year.

“With so many employees willing to join a scheme, employers are in a better position than ever to maximise take-up by providing the right level of support, information and facilities.”