Cycle2work – 26th April 2017
Southwark Cyclists is running a Cycle to Work (Cycle2Work – C2W) day on April 26th 2017.
It is aimed at getting more people who work in Southwark to cycle to work, so reducing road traffic volumes from out of borough vehicles driven by those who drive to work in Southwark.
We are particularly keen to encourage those already cycling to buddy another into work on the day!
Both Team London Bridge and Better Bankside will be offering prizees for the best tweeted picture of buddies arriving at work. Tweet @betterbankside @southwarkcycle or @TeamLondonBdg using #cyclebuddy and #cycle2work – you can start tweeting now if you want!
C2W day activities
There will be three key activities.
There will be specials running on the day
- one from Nunhead to Blackfrairs – leaves Nunhead Station at 07.50 and goes via Peckham Rye (08.00) to Blackfrairs Bridge (est 08.40) – map here
- one from North Dulwich through Denmark Hill to London Bridge – meet at the junction of Townley Road and Greendale at 07.50, getting to Denmark Hill (08.00) and arriving at London Bridge (St Thomas Street entrance) est 08.40 – map
If you want to practice the route on a day off, we have written a local history guide. (If you practice the route on foot, we won’t mind!)
Dr Bike will be fixing bikes in Tooley Street, (next to the London Bridge Experience), from 17.30 to 19.30 light and weather permitting.
This is the first of a monthly visit, other dates being 24th May, 28th June, 26th July, 23rd August, 27th September
Riding at work
Southwark Council staff a riding bikes for their work today – and will be encouraging other work places to do the same.
For the benefits of cycling for employers see TfL’s “Cycling for business” page. It explains how employees who cycle to work are healthier, which may reduce employee sick days and increase motivation. Encouraging cycling can also help to reduce pressure on car parking and lower business travel expenditure. https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/business-and-commercial/travel-for-business/cycling-for-business
TfL’s Cycling Workplaces scheme offers a range of free or discounted goods and services to support cycling in the workplace. Participation in a Cycle to Work day could be part of an application for TfL-funded “Cycling Workplaces” goods and services. https://businessoffers.tfl.gov.uk/home.html?intcmp=21807
If employers are interested in developing publicity, either in the local press or for internal Corporate Social Responsibility reasons, we are willing to discuss this in more detail.
To take part, contact Andy Cawdell or Sally Eva via Southwark “at” lcc.org.uk.
For general advice on starting to cycle, check out our advice page.
This page will be updated as the event develops.