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 helps people who work and/or live in Bath to switch to cycling in preference to commuting or travelling short distances by car. The focus of this initiative is electric bikes (ebikes) in order to reduce the perceived barriers such as Bath’s hilly terrain, or considering oneself not fit enough – or too old, even – to travel by bicycle.
The project will generally work with a single Bath workplace at a time. Employees who currently drive to work (about 12 miles or under, so even Bristol-based employees may be suitable) or travel by public transportwill be loaned – for free – high quality ebikes 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 actively seeking partner employers in Bath to work with us so please get in touch.