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Free cycle parking for small businesses and community organisations from Life Cycle UK


Life Cycle UK is an innovative, Bristol-based charity that transforms lives and the environment through cycling. They believe that with the right support almost anyone can cycle – and enjoy the health, social and environmental benefits. In the blog post below, Becky Whitlock, Marketing Manager at Life Cycle UK, outlines the Take a Stand scheme, which is offering free cycle stands to small organisations in Bristol.

At Life Cycle UK, we are thrilled to be offering free cycle stands to small organisations in Bristol, thanks to funding from the Megawatt Community Energy Fund and Travelwest.

Whilst COVID-19 is having a huge impact on our communities, so too is the escalating climate crisis. As we move out of lockdown and things start to reopen, Life Cycle UK is here to help Bristol’s independent businesses and community organisations to contribute to the ‘Green Recovery’ our city needs.

We want to see a city where ‘active travel’ is easy and enjoyable. We want our roads to be safer, our communities better connected and our air cleaner to breathe. We can all do our bit to reduce the number of cars on the road and give people the chance to get active in a low-cost way. Supporting and enabling more people to cycle is a simple way to do this – and thanks to Life Cycle UK, local organisations can do it for free!

Our Take a Stand® scheme will supply, deliver and install up to four ‘Sheffield’ cycle stands at zero cost to the recipient. These sturdy stands give peace of mind to people on bikes – and provide reliable parking right on your doorstep.

The number of cyclists has skyrocketed during the pandemic: According to the Government, cycling has risen by around 200% since the first lockdown, with more people opting to avoid public transport. Indeed over half of public transport users in the UK say they will continue to avoid buses and trains after the pandemic, in favour of cycling or walking.

Our Take a Stand® scheme will provide much-needed cycle parking to help the growing numbers of cyclists to access local jobs and services. The benefits to businesses can be huge, boosting staff well-being and increasing retail spending by as much as 500%.

Take a Stand® will empower independent businesses and community organisations without a designated Sustainable Transport budget to provide for their communities and combat climate change. All you have to do is apply!

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