Spire Murrayfield receives cycle friendly employer award

November 2012

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh has been awarded the Cycle Friendly Employer Award from Cycling Scotland, recognising our efforts to encourage staff to leave their cars at home and cycle to work instead.

We have introduced several schemes aimed at encouraging staff to get on their bikes, and reduce its environmental impact, in recent years. A Cycle to Work initiative allows staff to purchase bikes and safety equipment at a cost-effective, tax-free rate. The Hospital also regularly takes part in cycling events, recently having sponsored the annual Pedal for Scotland ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

The award recognises the work that has taken place to encourage staff to make more environmentally friendly and health-conscious travel choices.

Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Employer Award is run in conjunction with the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives. The aim of the award is to give employers the incentive to achieve a nationally recognised award for promoting cycling in the workplace which will result in benefits for employers and staff alike.  The award also provides best practice guidance in relation to cycle commuting and can be used as a practical tool to implement cycle measures as part of a sustainable travel plan.

Wendy Graham, Cycle Friendly Employer Officer from Cycling Scotland said “We are delighted that Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh has achieved the Cycle Friendly Employer Award.  The hospital has good facilities for cyclists and there are lots of incentives and support for staff wishing to cycle to and from work, so we congratulate the Hospital on all the work they have done to promote cycling to their staff.”

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