Employees will be entitled to claim 40p ($.52) per mile when choosing to commute to Gocycle’s Chessington-based headquarters on an e-bike rather than using their car.
Gocycle designer and founder Richard Thorpe announced the policy at the 2019 UK E-Bike Summit held in Oxford recently, a forum attended by business leaders and key figures working in the sector to explore how to advance e-bike mobility.
Thorpe commented, “Our cities are at breaking point with traffic congestion resulting in pollution levels that are causing health problems and premature death. It is no longer acceptable to do nothing; we all a have a role to play no matter how small. At Gocycle we truly believe that e-bikes are the perfect solution to help us live healthier and more sustainable lifestyles.
“There are countless studies that indicate the enormous cost savings that pedal power can bring to the NHS and wider communities. Paying people to choose to commute by e-bike over a car is an investment in future cost savings for our communities and good for the planet.
“My message to other businesses is simple – join us!”
Gocycle is an urban electric bike brand that was founded in 2002 by former McLaren Cars design engineer Richard Thorpe. The business is based in Chessington, Surrey and employs 15 employees in the UK.
2019 marks the 10th anniversary since the launch of the first Gocycle model. Today the business has three models; the all-rounder GS, recently launched fast-folding GX and range-topping G3.