Cycle to Work – new facilities help promote health

Cycle to Work – new facilities help promote health

At Capital Document Solutions’ head office we have upgraded our bicycle parking facilities. There is now a brand new, Cycle to Work waterproof shelter.

We promote a healthy lifestyle. Many of our colleagues are keen cyclists and also participate in cycling events throughout the year.

On yer bike

In past years, members of staff have competed the Rob Roy challenge which included a 56-mile cycle ride.

Previously, Colin Macleod, an Inverness-based Customer Training Officer completed a 1,000 mile cycle ride as part of the Auld Alliance cycle.

Capital has a company Cycle to Work Scheme. This is operated through Alpine Bikes, Scotland’s biggest independent cycle retailer. Like us, they are based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and also Inverness.

The scheme is open to all our employees and encourages staff to consider commuting to work by bike.

New Cycle to Work facilities

Our Facilities & Compliance Officer Andy Wood said:

“CO2 emissions from vehicles represent one of the company’s highest environmental impacts, and under our ISO:14001 accreditation we’re always looking to continuously improve our environmental performance.

“So naturally we’re keen to encourage people to cycle to work rather than take the car, and it’s great that the number of staff choosing this continues to grow.  The new cycle shelter will store 10 bikes in the dry and therefore provides greater capacity for new cyclists.

“The shelter was a ‘construction’ project for our Facilities Technician.’

Cycle to Work facilities

So, we’d like to say a huge thank you to our Facilities team for all their hard work!

For more information about The Cycle to Work Scheme, check out the Alpine Bike’s Cycle to Work information.

We take our environmental responsibility very seriously as a key management priority.

Finally, for more information about Capital, please contact us now.


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