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 actively and sustainably. 

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

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. 

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from Island Bikeworks.

For more information talk to

your Active Travel Officer.

Key worker Cycle Loans

We work with a variety of cycle hire businesses on the island to provide a short term cycle loan to employees through our key worker cycle scheme

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!

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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.

Find more information on PedalAid offers here.

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.  

Alongside the Red Jet terminal, you will find fully enclosed dual storage cycle parking with capacity for 74 bikes. It is covered by 24 hour CCTV and also has a universal repair stand fitted with a pump and tools.

Fancy setting up a cycling team? 

Why not try Pedal Aid?

Work in Cowes or commute across the water?

Nowhere to store your bike at work?

Try the cyclehub!

1-1 TRAVEL PLANNING

Go to work as a lone car driver? Why not try Car Sharing?

 

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 or active transport on the island or at your workplace.

Why not combine liftsharing with a workplace car club? save money and cut down on your carbon emissions

Find out more about Car Club here

CAMPAIGNING

We can work 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 actively or 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. 

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

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