Ute Collier has been working in the communications department of GZA Ziekenhuizen in Antwerp for three months. Her contagious enthusiasm encouraged three close colleagues to join the Spring Challenge from 2 to 31 May. Team 'Het 5de Wiel' was born!
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Cycle with your company, school, town or organisation with Bike for Life in favour of 'A bike for all'. This charity action helps people on a bike even if they cannot afford to buy one. Sign up as an employer to cycle along with your employees!
Ute Collier, employee at GZA, is taking part in the Spring Challenge from 2nd till 31st of May. She is the team leader of team 'Het 5de Wiel'. Ute chose an e-bike with a Bosch Active Line Plus motor. But actually she is not a cyclist at all ...
Thousands of employees are getting ready for the Spring Challenge 2022, which runs from 2 to 31 May. Head sponsor Bosch eBike Systems gives all the participants a leg up and provides a well-filled trophy case.
In 2022 Bike to Work organises two fresh cycling campaigns: the Spring Challenge from May 2nd till 31st and Bike for Life from October 1st till 31st!
Make 2022 a real cycling year together with your colleagues!
The European Parliament was awarded a bronze Cycle Friendly Employer Certificate in December 2021 for its efforts to encourage employees to cycle to work. How does an employer become cycle friendly? We asked mobility manager Blaise Vanopdenbosch.
"Companies are a crucial link in the transition to sustainable commuting".
Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters is reforming and simplifying the procedures within the Pendelfonds. The Flemish government gives its final approval.
Are you Bike to Work coordinator in your company or organisation? Then you can use the Bike to Work platform to set up your own cycling challenge for your colleagues.
Read here how you can go about it:
Janssen Pharmaceutica is the first Belgian employer to receive a golden 'Cycle Friendly Employer' certificate for its campus in Beerse. We asked mobility coordinator Tinneke Verboven what Janssen owes this recognition to.
Before you head out on the road, it's a good idea to take your eBike for a test ride. Choose a place with little traffic, for example a car park. During your test ride, pay attention to two things:
Cycling to work is more and more common. This is not only noticeable on the road, but is also evident from a whole series of studies and surveys. How popular is the bicycle exactly? We list some recent figures for Flanders and Belgium.
FietsDNA - Fietsberaad Vlaanderen - 2020
In the province of Antwerp, 1 in 3 men cycle daily, while almost 1 in 3 women rarely or never cycle.(*1) In Brussels, in 2019, 63.9% of all cyclists were male, compared to only 36.1% female.(*2) Men pedal significantly more than women.
If you register bike rides on www.biketowork.be or with the Bike to Work app, you will receive bike coins.
From 1 to 24 September, 3,086 employees cycled to work for Kom op tegen Kanker ('Stand up against cancer'). In this cycling for charity campaign, 33 employers sponsored their employees' home-to-work journeys. Bosch eBike Systems, as the main sponsor, gave the campaign a leg up.
The Fietsersbond, VRT and HYPE launched the Fietsersbond app on 19 October. Via the app, cyclists can keep each other informed about a problem on their bicycle route. The reports also reach the VRT (Flemish Radio & TV) traffic department. The latter evaluates them and includes them in the radio traffic bulletin.
Isabel Debecker is one of 3.086 enthusiastic cyclists who participated in Bike for Life (1 - 24th September). The cycling for charity campaign motivated the shop manager to cycle more often. "I was happy to ride the extra mile for the good cause," she says.
Bike for Life has kicked off on September 1st! 2619 employees from these 33 employers cycle along.
Employers can still join in for this good cause Bike to Work campaign!
Every time you register a bike ride on Bike to Work, you earn 2 bike coins.
1,300 employees in 340 teams from 62 companies jumped on their bicycles during the Bike to Work Spring Challenge from May 3 until May 31. Together they cycled a sturdy 331,827.54 kilometres, despite the drizzling weather and the corona restrictions.
Cycling is on the rise, at least 18 percent of all commuting is done on two wheels. On May 21st, International Bike to Work Day, Bike to Work and OPPO spotlighted and rewarded commuting cyclists.
Spring is in the air! After the lockdowns and long periods of sitting inside, many people jump on their bikes again. The Bike to Work OPPO Photo Competition encourages everyone to capture and share their cycling joy. Participants have the chance to win one of three OPPO Find X3 smartphones.
The bicycle accessories of Lezyne make your ride safer and more enjoyable. Lezyne is one of the prize partners of our Spring Challenge 2021 which runs from 3 to 31 May. Participants in the challenge have the chance to win a unique prize package with Lezyne cycling products worth €100.
AGU, the official clothing brand of our national cycling hero Wout van Aert, is one of the prize partners of the Spring Challenge 2021 which runs from 3 to 31 May.
Bike to Work, the cycling motivation programme for companies and employees, will get employees biking during a coronaproof Spring Challenge from 3 till 31 May included. Give your (telecommuting) staff a boost with this active online teambuiding!
Go for a healthy and corona-proof teambuilding: the Spring Challenge puts you (home working) employees on the pedals!
Last year employees enrolled in Bike to Work cycled an impressive total of 4,5 million kilometres. Inge Quartier of VF Europe was selected as Miss Bike to Work; she covered a good 12,915 kilometers whilst commuting.
Last year employees enrolled in Bike to Work cycled an impressive total of 4,5 million kilometres. Geert Van Den Bossche of Technicolor Delivery Technologies Belgium has every right to call himself Mr. Bike to Work 2020.
Sarah Lavigne and Wouter Pauwels, HR staff at AZ Jan Palfijn, explain how they were the first Ghent hospital to offer bicycle leasing to their employees.
Yes, its is possible to keep cycling in snow and icy conditions. With these tips you can cycle safely through every winter day. What you can do before, during and after your winter cycling trip.
Before you leave
Those who no longer regularly cycle to the office on their company bicycle due to the corona crisis, do not have to worry that their bike will be taxed because they are working from home.
From 14 to 20 December, the Christmas draw of the Cyclottery, the online lottery of Bike to Work, will take place!
352 participants and 8 companies cycled for 1 month with their hearts for "Parents of Young Traffic Victions - SAVE"! The cycled amount of €6,000 was doubled by Bosch eBike Systems to €12,000.
DNS Belgium was recently certified as a Cycle Friendly Employer. The company, which is responsible for the registration and management of Belgian domain names, obtained a Silver Cycle Friendly Employer Certificate after an audit by the Fietsersbond.
Police zone RIHo (Roeselare, Izegem and Hooglede) started with Bike to Work only 6 days before the start of the Spring Challenge. They got off to a flying start with no less than 34 participants and 8 teams in the Challenge which ran from 2 to 19 June.
Colleagues Els, Veerle, Lieve, Evelien and Tom of cycling team 'Deloose hartjes' of AZ Sint-Blasius Dendermonde are the winners of the Bike to Work Spring Challenge 2020 in the Newcomer's Classification.
Eddy and Wim from Bike to Work treated the cheerful group of nurses to a real cycling team delight.
Create an account on www.biketowork.be and download the app on your smartphone! Discover recommended cycling routes, advantages and functionalities.
Corona-virus didn't stop a massive peloton of 740 Bike to Work'ers in 194 teams from 53 companies to cycle 107.586,58 km to work during 3 weeks (2 till 19 June)! Together they saved 19 tons of CO². No less than 85 prizes were won.
On www.biketowork.be you will find a good cycling route to work. From now on you can choose from three route profiles: the commuter route, the fastest route and a safe route.
Cycling is more than ever the way to get around. But how do you cycle in this corona period and what is allowed and what is not? We list the latest info and give you some advice.
If there's one advantage to our current crisis situation, it's spare time! Moments we would normally spend on commuting or hobbies, we can now spend on 'useful' things, such as the maintenance of your eBike! If it's parked for a while it can get covered with a layer of dust. Not using your bike also affects the battery capacity.
Michael Casaer is an intensive care physician at UZ Leuven. During the corona period he cycles 12 kilometres to work every day on his speed pedelec. "In these challenging times I am happy to have my daily hour of exercise. Especially in the weeks leading up to the disaster, cycling was a more than welcome relief".
A short stop at the baker's. You put your bike against the facade, but you don't lock it. Only a few seconds of inattention are enough to steal a bike. It is therefore important to secure your eBike properly.
Rose Bikes is one of the largest online bike shops in Europe. On their site you will find a wide range of bicycles, clothing, bike parts and bike accessories.
Spring is in the air. Are you considering buying a new electric bike for your daily commute? How do you make the best choice? Some facts and tips at a glance.
You are on your way to work or enjoying a nice ride, and then your bike breaks down: flat tire, broken chain, defective battery or damage by an accident. Bike Assist picks you up fast and takes you safely home, to work or another destination.
The Fietsersbond/GRACQ and TRAXIO are pleased to report that - in these exceptional times - urgent bicycle repairs are possible. Over the past few days there has been considerable uncertainty as to whether bicycle dealers were allowed to carry out urgent bicycle repairs.
The new Bike to Work Website has been online since 16 January. Get on your bike and try out the brand new features!
In 2019 all users of Bike to Work together registered 9,313,420 cycled kilometres on their bike calendar. This means a saving of 1,630 tonnes of CO2 in emissions. The number of cycled kilometres is well over 100,000 km higher than in 2018. Divided over the 49,000 accounts this means an average of 190 registered kilometres per user.