- 3 Sep
Using pedal power for National Cycle to Work Day
The Retail Assist team were on their bikes for National Cycle to Work Day today, to support the nationwide cycling campaign, as well as a local initiative to do good deeds in the community.
Cycle to Work Day aims to encourage commuters to take to two wheels and cycle to work on September 3rd 2015. The event hopes to achieve the aim of seeing 1 million people regularly cycle to work by 2021.
Retail Assist’s Head Office is in Nottingham, where a city-wide campaign, ‘Good Deeds Notts’, is currently taking place to promote charitable good will in the community. The overall aim of the Good Deeds campaign is to get 1,000 people to pledge to do something positive for the community within the next 12 months, like getting on their bikes to work as a sustainable, environmentally friendly method of transport.
The team of seasoned cyclists, David Ford, Neil Saxon and Andy Thomas, used their pedal power to travel an average of 10 miles to complete their morning commute to the office, braving the busy roads into Nottingham City Centre from Long Eaton and Trent Lock.
As a reward for those taking two wheels to work, (and an incentive to get in the saddle!), Retail Assist welcomed its cyclists with a tasty breakfast: croissants, fresh fruit, and some baked goods whipped up by colleagues!
The cycling bug is definitely infectious at Retail Assist: one member of the Nottingham Help Desk support team, Jack Morris, recently completed a gruelling 78 mile training ride from Notts County’s Meadow Lane to Milton Keynes, raising over £3,000 in the process for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Charity.
Retail Assist has encouraged anyone from across its office bases in Nottingham, Northampton, Oxford and London to get in the saddle, to support the Cycle to Work initiative, and Good Deeds Notts.