Does Your Business Support E-Bike Commuting?

If you run a business or manage employees, you should make sure you’re aware of how they are getting to and from work every day.

The daily commute can sometimes be an ordeal for some people, and often takes up a lot of time. It can even impact performance and enjoyment in the world of work, so being aware of what your staff are going through every morning and evening when they travel between home and work is very important.

So, how many of your employees are cycling to and from work? Research shows that cycling is actually the healthiest way to commute on several levels. In a recent survey…

  • Over 80% of cyclists experienced less stress at work
  • 77% of people said they were more able to concentrate
  • Productivity increases 15% after exercising in the morning
  • Bike riders took around half the number of days off sick as their colleagues
  • Delays on roads and railways cost business thousands of pounds a year on average
  • Businesses that spend money encouraging employees to cycle actually gained money as a result of their investment

According to the data, it’s pretty clear that businesses potentially have a lot to gain through investing in cycling options for their staff. A few strategies you might consider employing include…

1) Incentivising riders of electric (or regular) bikes with additional bonuses.
2) Providing bikes free of charge for employees to use.
3) Installing proper, secure parking measures for bikes at your premises.
4) Partner with a local supplier of e-bikes to get your business or your employees a special rate in exchange for sponsorship or services.

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Why Using Both A Road Bike AND Electric Bike Works

Electric bikes represent a great alternative to traditional push bikes in many respects, but that is not to say that you should completely switch and abandon regular road bikes forever. In fact, many people have found that the best strategy involves a combination of the two.

On a day to day basis, an electric bike offers many advantages over other forms of transport, which makes it ideal for everything from commuting to and from work to getting your weekly shopping done at the supermarket. Here are just a few of the main benefits:

  • It’s not public transport, so you get your privacy, stay on time and save money
  • There are no parking costs, which is a major advantage in most cities
  • Charging the motor is much cheaper than fuelling any other vehicle
  • There are no emissions or pollution produced directly by riding
  • You can travel longer distances and carry heavier loads than regular cycling

You probably already know why people choose to use e-bikes for these kinds of activities, but what about other situations where electric assistance isn’t needed or appropriate? Well, sometimes it’s best to also keep a regular push bike for some of the following…

  • Cycling purely for fitness over relatively short distances
  • Cycling clubs where other people aren’t using electric bikes
  • Any other time you want your bike to be lighter or feel like a challenge

Sometimes it’s only fair to leave your power-assisted bike at home so you can level the playing field when you’re riding with others, or when you want to judge accurately how your fitness routine is improving your endurance. That’s why keeping a balance between the two types of cycling really gives you the best of both worlds.…

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