It is important to make cycling to work as appealing as possible and this includes providing sufficient changing and locker facilities.
Showers and changing rooms can also be useful for other employees, including those who walk or run to work, or who exercise during a lunch hour.
What might it involve?
Employers can do numerous things to make cycling to work convenient for staff including:
• Providing lockers to reduce the amount of clothes, toiletries, etc, that cyclists have to carry with them
• Installing showers for those travelling longer distances
• Identifying a drying area for wet clothes or towels
Companies that offer the cycle to work scheme to their employees save on Secondary Class 1 NICs, this is on average usually around 13.8% of the salary sacrificed amount. Businesses are able to use this saving to invest in changing facilities which could greatly enhance the numbers of employees who commute to work by bike