Cycling to work is not new, but the popularity for this mode of transport has significantly increased over the past ten years. For this reason, having bike-friendly offices can be important for your colleagues in order to feel fresh after their commute.
At Argyll we can offer a prime London location with amenities that include showers and secure bike storage. Learn more about the benefits of cycling to work and how you can support your team by providing a work environment that has office bike storage.
How Has London Made Cycling to Work Easier?
London has made cycling to work easier by expanding and updating cycling routes to make it safer and more accessible to commute around the capital. It has been found that since the start of the pandemic, 100km of London cycle routes have been delivered as part of TfL and the Mayor of London’s emergency response. On top of this, since being elected in 2016, the Mayor of London has delivered 260km of safe bike routes around the capital. This is part of the movement towards carbon neutrality in London by 2030.
Another way cycling to work has become more accessible is by London businesses encouraging their teams to commute through the Cycle to Work scheme. Through this scheme, employers can loan bikes and safety equipment to their teams as a tax-free benefit, which can promote a healthy journey to your London office space.
Benefits of Bike Friendly Offices
Cycling to work not only has benefits for the individual who chooses to commute by bike, but surprisingly there are many benefits for employers too. See what advantages you could experience by locating to a bike friendly office with co-working space.
People take fewer sick days - people who cycle to work tend to be physically fitter and healthier than those who use vehicles, which in turn leads to less sick days being taken. The benefit of this is that you can have a healthy workforce all year round.
Improved mental health and emotional wellbeing - being out on your bike has been a proven way, by Cycling UK Survey, to de-stress and clear the mind. Having this escapism away from screens can also benefit other areas of the individuals life such as increased sleep performance. All of this works in harmony and can collectively make your team's mental health and wellbeing better.
Reduced impact on the environment - Swapping your usual commute by car to bike can have a positive impact on the environment. As bikes do not produce C02 emissions when riding them, your team will be contributing towards cleaner, healthier air. It is the Mayor of London’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 as part of The Paris Agreement on climate change.
Increased performance - It has been found that participating in one session of moderate intensity exercise for as little as thirty minutes per day has a positive effect on the brain. This in turn has been seen to improve memory, ability to plan and shorten times to complete tasks.
How Argyll Supports Cycling to Work
With the increased popularity of cycling to work, Argyll can accommodate your team by offering various amenities in each location. Whether you are looking for private offices, meeting rooms or flex and hub solutions, we can provide an excellent serviced office space for you and your team.
A selection of our London office locations include areas which are beneficial to those who cycle to work, including:
- Shower rooms
- Secure bike storage
As all of our 35 locations are within prime areas of London, accessing them by bike is easy thanks to London cycle routes. You can use a cycle route planner for London to check your directions or even add a scenic route to your commute. However you choose to cycle to work, know that with Argyll offices you can securely store your bike and freshen up before your work day begins.
(Please check the location you would like to use has these amenities before booking)
5 Top Tips for Safer Cycling in London
Staying safe while commuting to the office is important so we have put together our five top tips for safer cycling in London:
- Make good and frequent observations - become fully aware of your surroundings
- Communicate with other road users
- Choose a route which aligns with your cycling ability and confidence
- Understand priority, particularly at junctions
- Always wear a helmet
About Argyll Private Offices
Argyll’s ambitions have never changed since being founded over 20 years ago. Our aim is to provide businesses exceptional, private offices and workspaces in London’s most prestigious locations. We have 35 London office locations to choose from, which means we are sure to have a workspace suitable for your team to return together safely. Discover our selection of serviced offices today.
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