Commuting by bike halves your risk of developing cancer and heart disease
You can bypass traffic congestion and have no parking worries
Less time wasted in traffic, no parking and fuel costs
By cycling to work you will reduce congestion and get fitter at the same time
We'll give you an electric bike free for 6 weeks – anyone can ride an ebike, regardless of fitness or age
Welcome to Ride to Work by Bike – Bath
The Ride to Work by Bike project aims to encourage commuters in Bath to switch to cycling to work in preference to commuting short distances by car. The focus of this initiative is electric bikes (ebikes) in order to reduce the barriers to people who are put off cycling by Bath’s hilly terrain, or consider themselves too unfit – or too old even – to commute by bicycle.
The project will targets a single workplace at a time. Each workplace will be loaned – for free – bicycles for up to 10 employees who currently drive to work (about 10 miles or under) or travel by public transport, for a period of 6 weeks. Comprehensive support will be given to help participants fully experience the benefits of cycling to work, and maximise the chances of them making the switch permanent.
The objectives of this project are to:
- Improve participants’ health
- Reduce pollution and congestion
- Prove that small-scale, low-cost sustainable transport schemes can be successful and cost-effective
We are currently researching how best to run the scheme and identifying partners who can work with us.