EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

As a participant of the Connect2Work programme, you will qualify for a variety of different employee benefits to help you to get to and from work sustainably. 

These include anything from cycling, to 1-1 travel planning, in house events... 

See below for more details on employee benefits

CYCLING BENEFITS

'DR Bike' Cycle Maintenance Sessions

If your bike is looking a bit tired or you fancy getting back on your bike but you're not sure if it's up to scratch, a Dr Bike session may be for you!

As an employee you're entitled to FREE cycle maintenance sessions to help you get your bicycle back in working order.

As a participant, we will work

with your workplace to ensure

that we hold at least one

session a year to ensure

that your bike is ready

to use all year round. 

Bought to you by Nick Blake

from Island Bikeworks.

For more information talk to

your Active Travel Officer.

cycle discounts & Vouchers

Cycle discounts and vouchers can be obtained from our key contact for your workplace. 

Cycle discounts are available for 10% off cycle gear and even repairs. This may be used once only. 

Cycle vouchers are available for up to £50 to spend on cycle accessories and repairs, and you don't have to spend it all in one go! 

In order to receive a voucher or discount you must fill in a short survey so  that we can identify if you are an employee, jobseeker, or an apprentice. 

We will not take any personal information, such as your name or where you live. This is just for own data collection purposes. 

 

Alternatively, if you prefer to download your voucher or discount, please fill in this form here.

 

Cycle Loans

We work with a variety of cycle hire businesses on the island to provide a long term cycle loan to employees. 

If you need a helmet, a lock or any other accessories to keep you moving, we can also provide those to you as part of the loan. 

There is no need for you to worry about the hassle of collecting the bike or returning it after you've finished with the bike, we'll deliver and collect island-wide!

You can choose from a variety of cycles such as hybrids or even e-bikes!

For more information contact your Active Travel Officer

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PedalAid is an app that allows you to raise money for local island charities as you ride. 

Why not make a cycling team at work and see how many kilometers you can rack up! 

Not only does your pedalling raise money for charity, it also gives you the chance to win a variety of prizes every month such as a FREE Rapanui tshirt, and a variety of discounts at local retailers such as Waterstones. 

If you're new to cycling or it's been a while, getting a team together is a great way to build your confidence back up, or if you need a bit more of an incentive to ride, why not check out the app for yourself?

Why not link up with other teams and have a team ride? 

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The Cycle Hub provides secure storage facilities for FREE whilst you are at work.  

If you cycle to the Red Jet to commute across the water, why not store your bike in Cowes Terminal? If you want to cycle to Newport and you work in the local town centre why not try the Cycle Hub at the Riverside Centre?

The possibilities are endless! 

Fancy setting up a cycling team? 

Why not try Pedal Aid?

Work in Newport or Cowes, or commute across the water?

Nowhere to store your bike at work?

Try the cyclehub!

team ride events

We've partnered up with AONB to deliver some guided cycling routes for you and your team to take part in. 

These are done periodically throughout the year and will be displayed in our 'Events' section on the website. 

 

Don't limit yourself to these events though, why not organise a team ride yourself?

cycling skills

If you're not as confident as you once were on your bike and you're thinking of giving it a go again, you might benefit from our cycle skills training.

 

We can do this at your workplace as a group, or we can even facilitate a 1-1 session if you'd prefer to go it alone. 

 

You may bring your own bike or you are welcome to borrow one if needed.

The training will start off in a traffic free zone, and then eventually progress onto the roads. 

 

If you're put off cycling by the roads, again this might be an option for you. 

 

Talk to your Active Travel Officer to find out more. 

1-1 TRAVEL PLANNING

Liftshare is an online platform that allows you to find a ride to work theoretically anywhere on the island at a variety of different times available.

Imagine if your whole workplace signed up to Liftshare!

We also provide liftsharing workshops or commuter breakfasts.

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Go to work with people who drive alone? Why not try LIFTSHARE?

 

We provide 1-1 Travel Planning sessions as a way of helping you to realise that there may be alternatives modes of transport that you can access to get to and from work. 

We can help you plan your route wherever you live, whether you're from a remote area or a busy town centre. 

We can also help you access discounts that may be available to you to help you facilitate the use of sustainable transport. 

It is also a chance for you to ask some questions about sustainable transport on the island or at your workplace.

Why not combine liftsharing with the workplace car club? save money and cut down on CO2E!

Find out more about Car Club here:

CAMPAIGNING

As we will be working with your workplace to create a travel plan and a travel policy, it would be a great opportunity for us to find out what you'd like to see to help you get to and from work sustainably. 

Want to cycle to work, but don't want to feel sweaty and sticky all day? We can talk to your employer about shower facilities.

Feel like you might want to travel on the bus, but it might be too expensive? We can help negotiate a discount for your workplace. 

No Cycle to Work scheme? Again we can help. 

Talk to your Active Travel Officer for more information.

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For all enquiries contact your Active Travel Officer at the Isle of Wight Council: kayleigh.richter@iow.gov.uk

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