As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, the popularity of cycling continues to soar. Not only is cycling a healthy and cost-effective mode of transportation, but it also contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and easing traffic congestion. However, with the increasing number of cyclists on the road, it is essential to prioritise safety to avoid accidents………..
Four things cyclists must be aware of when sharing the roads
- 10th October 2022
Cycling is a great way to stay active – both physically and mentally. Getting out on the open road gives us the chance to unwind, but that doesn’t mean we can totally zone out from the world around us………..
Safer Cycling in Hotter Weather
- 21st July 2022
Take our advice for staying cool when you’re cycling in the summer. Use these tips to ensure that you avoid dehydration, sunburn and fatigue………..
The Cycle to Work Scheme just got even better!
- 9th June 2022
The recent increase in National Insurance Contributions means there are even bigger savings on the Cycle to Work Scheme. This is great news especially during the cost-of-living crisis……….
Top 5 Safety Tips For Riding a Bike
- 9th March 2022
As well as the environmental, physical and long-term mental benefits of cycling, it’s important to remember that riding a bike is also just great fun!
Whether you’re gliding through the city streets, racing down hills……….
Ebikes and decarbonising transport
- 15th February 2022
We all know that petrol and diesel vehicles have a negative impact on the environment. Carbon dioxide emissions are harmful to the planet and to our health, and lockdown showed that when there are less road users, CO2……….
The Cycle to Work Scheme is easier to use than you might think
- 29th November 2021
A common misconception among employers is that the Cycle to Work scheme is complicated and not worth the hassle. And there’s no doubt that the Government legislation and accompanying HMRC and FCA rules are complicated……….
A question we are asked a lot is “How much does the Cycle to Work Scheme cost employers?”. The short answer is, nothing. In fact, employers actually save money on the Cycle to Work scheme. Here we explain how this is possible……….
For short journeys, bike is best.
- 20th October 2021
The #BikeisBest autumn/winter campaign launched on Friday 15th October 2022. The concept behind the TV film is: everyone hates traffic, right? Well, it’s not going anywhere, unless we do something about it. When we make space for cycling, people switch – which is good news for them because it’s great fun. But it’s also good news, even if you’re driving………
Climate change and the butterfly effect
- 7th October 2021
Post-Covid and Brexit, the UK needs to build back with a green and resilient economic recovery. Organisations must implement innovative working practices and net zero strategies. This will help bring about a significant reduction in the environmental impact of human activities and climate change………
Become a confident cycling commuter
- 23rd July 2021
Here at GCI, our mission is to get as many people as possible to use the bike for short journeys and for cycling to become part of their everyday routines. For this to happen, cyclists need to feel safe and confident. We are delighted to share with you a series of short videos from British Cycling which will help commuters travelling by bike……..
How to Store your Beloved Bike: Tips and Tricks
- 23rd February 2021
It is important to know how to store your bicycle. Here are some considerations when thinking about bicycle storage for your needs.
Types of Bicycles
When planning your bicycle storage, you need to know the type of bicycles you will be storing:……..
GCI is delighted to partner with Immobilise.com to help its customers be reunited with their bikes should they be stolen.
Over the last 4 years, GCI has grown to become one of the leading cycle-to-work scheme providers in the UK. During the Covid-19 lockdowns, cycling became popular ……..
The Challenges Facing Modern Office Cycle Storage
- 26th November 2020
We know more people are cycling to work. We’ve seen the demand for new bikes reach an all time high, and there’s a big push towards better cycle lanes and road safety. But what about when commuters arrive at work? How important is office cycle storage and cycling provision?
Well, research commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO) found that 38% of office workers surveyed said they would consider commuting to work by bike……..
Interesting findings from #BikeisBest research
- 20th October 2020
GCI is proud to be a partner of the #BikeisBest campaign and the effort to promote cycling as a active travel option for everyone. Thus far, the campaign’s reach and messaging have been positive for the industry.
There are some interesting early findings from the campaign’s latest research. The vast majority of people support measures for walking and cycling, in fact its 6.5 to 1……..
GCI makes the Cycle to Work Scheme easy for everyone
- 27th August 2020
The nitty gritty details of the cycle to work scheme are complex but Green Commute Initiative has taken all of this away. It has created a cycle to work scheme which is quick and easy for everyone involved.
Green Commute Initiative has been a major disruptor to the cycle to work industry since 2016. It pioneered the plus £1,000 scheme…….
Without doubt, two of the heroes of the Covid-19 crisis was the humble bicycle and the cycle to work scheme. During lockdown, key workers struggled to get to work as they avoided the enclosed space of public transport. Luckily, for many people, the bicycle came to the rescue ……
Green Commute Initiative is proud to be part of the #BikeisBest campaign which aims to showcase the benefits of cycling to the wider UK population.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought forward a huge rethink of how we travel……
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Spring into sustainable action
- 7th April 2020
As we move from winter to spring and the weather turns milder, now is the perfect time to seriously consider cycling to work and using Green Commute Initiative’s scheme to make big savings.
Take time to visit your local bike shops and discover the most suitable……
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Your bikes are safe with GCI
- 2nd April 2020
Green Commute Initiative has a very important safeguard that other providers cannot offer and its important consideration when selecting a cycle to work provider.
In the event of a cycle to work provider failing financially……
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Switch to cycling for the Workplace Journey Challenge
- 2nd April 2020
The Workplace Journey Challenge took place in March during which employers and employees from across Scotland were encourage to switch to more sustainable forms of transport. The results are in and there were more than 75,500 active travel journeys, of which 16,000 were made by bike…….
In June 2019, the Department for Transport issued updated guidance for the Cycle to Work Scheme, making it more attractive to employees. However, before your organisation takes advantage of the changes, it’s time to check your current scheme complies with the new rules, and, is in fact legal…….
Use the Initiative to turn your employee commutes green
- 4th March 2020
Last year, the Transport Committee issued a report which showed that increasing levels of walking and cycling will cut traffic congestion, air pollution and improve health. However, the report criticised the Government’s current Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy as “not ambitious enough” and called for a strategy …….
Cycling our way to better health
- 3rd March 2020
In 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released guidelines on encouraging activity in the general population, which are supported by the Department for Transport.
The guidelines were issued following multiple research studies……
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How E-bikes can help the NHS
- 19th February 2020
Cycling has the potential to prevent 34,000 incidences of long-term illnesses in seven major UK cities by 2040. When you also consider that up to 30% of preventable deaths are due to diseases attributed to air pollution, its clear that getting people out of cars …….
Ebikes – the future of commuter travel
- 12th February 2020
The original idea behind Green Commute Initiative was to have a cycle to work scheme with no £1,000 limit to enable people to get commuter quality E-bikes through the scheme. GCI is passionate about E-bikes, seeing them as the future of commuter travel…….
Green Commute Initiative – an inclusive scheme for all
- 11th November 2019
GCI operates an Inclusive Cycle to Work Scheme, meaning that all employees, no matter their mobility issue, can access any cycle suitable for their needs through the scheme.
The first handcycle acquired through the scheme was…….