Oakland International’s staff get on their bikes

Redditch, UK: Oakland International, has signed up to a cycle-to-work scheme in a bid to encourage its employees to leave their cars at home.

Cycle-to-work schemes were introduced in 1999 by the government as a way of encouraging more commuters to ditch the car in favour of cycling to work. Employees at both of Oakland’s Corby and Redditch sites are now able to join the Cycle2work scheme run by Halfords. https://www.halfords.com/advice/cycling/expert-advice/cycle2work

Oakland International HR director, Cory Winstanley, said: “Signing up to Cycle2work from Halfords will make it that much easier for all our team members to enjoy and benefit from cycling to work. As we continue to recruit more team members it made sense to introduce the scheme so that all employees could benefit.” added Cory.

As part of Oakland’s green vehicle initiative the company introduced electric bikes five years ago. Eleven years ago it introduced free ‘fruit breaks’ and last year it introduced staff counselling as part of its employee benefits package.

Photograph shows a Cycloitricity Sahara electric bike from the Electric Bike Factory.https://electric-bike-factory.co.uk/acatalog/cyclotricity_sahara_electric_bike.html

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