Be an awe-inspiring place to work be cycling friendly
Does your workplace want to attract and keep your best talent by making their commute by bike easier and stress-free? Integrate cycling into your business in a positive and simple way and become a Cycle Friendly Employer.
Being a Cycle Friendly Employer will help you attract and retain your best talent by making their commute by bike easier and stress-free.
With partners in 9 European countries, Cycle Friendly Employers certification lets you measure up against the only international standard for workplace cycling. Cycling UK will give you recognition for your success and help you integrate cycling into your business in a positive and simple way, supported by our cycle to work experts.
You’ll get a flexible, comprehensive package of support to help you improve cycling to work for your employees, including an improvement plan, advice and access to vetted suppliers. We’ll also help you learn from the most innovative businesses through our programme of events across the UK.
Becoming a Cycle Friendly Employer means you can help your staff be the best they can be, everyday.
How it works
The Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation (CFE-UK) rewards the standard of cycle-friendly facilities an employer provides in its company. Various measures are split into key categories like: communications, organisational coordination, services for employees and innovation.
Each category scores points and businesses can select which category measures reflect their different needs and account for their particular constraints, be it size, location or the type of office they are based in.
To achieve accreditation, an employer must meet some compulsory measures like cycle parking and providing information to employees, plus reach the minimum score for each category. The higher the overall score, the higher level is attained out of Bronze, Silver or Gold.
There are three simple steps to achieving accreditation:
- Register for CFE-UK and complete a Self-evaluation; using our free online tool, you can assess if your company can achieve accreditation. Once you’re happy with your evaluation, you can submit it to Cycling UK for verifying.
- Site visit for an onsite audit; Cycling UK will allocate an auditor to you, who will arrange a site visit to confirm your cycle-friendly measures are in place and issue simple advice for development or improvements.
- Bronze, Silver or Gold accreditation is awarded; Cycling UK will approve the site visit audit report and an accreditation communications and marketing toolkit is provided to help you promote your award.