Bike to Work is the little incentive that you need to get you on your bike and keep it up in a fun way. What does Bike to Work do for you in practical terms?
- I register my commuting fun
You can create a personal Bike to Work web page with your biking profile, which records the distance you cycle each day, the time it takes, which days of the week you normally work, etc.
If you like, you can also set yourself a target (e.g. the number of calories to be burned, a distance to be covered, or the number of days you will cycle to work).
Whether you are new to biking to work, or an experienced bike commuter, set yourself a personal target, which will encourage you to keep up the effort and do better still.
From now on, you can enter your bike trips with a single click of the mouse. Bike to Work has started for you!
- I collect bike points and other benefits
Each bike trip to work is worth one bike point. The more often you go to work by bike, the more points you earn.
If your employer takes part in Bike to Work, you can exchange your bike points for vouchers. You can choose from a range of benefits that is regularly updated.
You can print the vouchers from your personal Bike to Work web page. The bike points used will be automatically deducted from your balance.
What if your employer hasn't decided yet to sign up for Bike to Work? Your bike points will be registered anyway and when your employer does join the scheme, you will be able to exchange the points you have already earned for vouchers. So start biking to work from today!
- Me and other cyclists
On your personal Bike to Work web page, where you register all your bike trips, you will be given lots of useful information on bicycle commuting, as well as your personal statistics, such as your bike rate, how many days you cycle to work as a proportion of the number of days you work, the number of calories you have burned, the total distance cycled, etc.
It is even more fun if your employer supports Bike to Work, because then you can exchange bike points for vouchers, as well as form teams with colleagues and take part in the annual Bike to Work contests.