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Free bike storage is being offered to employers across south Essex in an effort to encourage more people to cycle to work. The scheme is part of the South Essex Active Travel initiative (SEAT).
An example of the free storage on offer is a bike hangar, which provides secure, weatherproof storage for up to four bikes. Before the installation of the hangar, employers will meet with someone from the team to arrange a cycling activity for their staff.
On Wednesday 15 August the first SEAT funded bike hangar was opened at Cantel Medical in Shoeburyness. The ribbon was cut by The Honourable The Mayor in front of Cantel staff, the SEAT team and guests including not-for-profit social enterprise Bikeworks.
Neil Blewitt, managing director of Cantel (UK) Limited, said: “Cantel are dedicated to improving our employee health and wellbeing initiatives and having a bike hangar installed on-site is a positive step in our plans. Thank you to South Essex Active Travel and ParkThatBike for this fantastic scheme – we look forward to putting it to good use”
Employers interested in taking up the offer of a free bike hangar can apply online by visiting www.parkthatbike.info/bikehangars or they can request an application form by phoning 01594 564 344.