Why cycle to work?
Cycling is quicker than a car in towns, faster than walking and the bike is one of the most energy-efficient machines . The amount of energy to power a cycle three miles would only move a car 85 metres! You are also playing an important part in reducing emissions of the planet-warming gas CO2.
How a cycle to work scheme works
Your employer may either run a cycle to work scheme themselves or through a third-party provider, like a bike shop. Through the scheme, you could get access to a loaned bike and/or safety equipment.
You must use the bike and/or safety equipment mainly (more than 50 per cent of the time) for 'qualifying' journeys. This means a journey or part of a journey:
Taking part in the scheme means that you don't have to pay a lump sum up front to buy a bike and/or safety equipment. Instead, you could loan the bike and/or equipment from your employer, usually up to the value of £1000.
Listed below are some of the many websites that can offer advice and suggestions on how these schemes work:-
Cycle Parking in Neath Port Talbot
A secure, convenient place to leave your bike is important, whether you are going to work, popping into the shops, or visiting a rural village. In order to help widen travel choices, and encourage physical activity, Neath Port Talbot have installed a number of bike stands throughout the borough.
If you know a location where a stand would be useful, we would be happy to hear your suggestions. Please e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For existing cycle parking locations in Neath Port Talbot, please see the map below.