Airport wins Cycling Award

HCH Launch - Colin MatthewsHeathrow’s Cycle Hub has won “Best Workplace Initiative” at the London Cycle Awards 2013.

The awards are a celebration of cycling in the capital, showcasing ground-breaking new cycling initiatives, as well as highlighting the best community and youth cycling projects. Over 2,500 people voted and Heathrow beat stiff competition from The Guardian and Roehampton University to win in its category

The Cycle Hub is the only one of its kind operating at an airport in the country. Since launching two years ago 1,700 people have joined, resulting in an almost 45% increase in employees cycling to work at Heathrow – with up to 570 people doing so every day. It offers a ‘one stop shop’ for cyclists, including a cycle purchase scheme and free cycle maintenance for airport employees, maintenance training and emergency call-outs for mechanical problems.

Allan Gregory, Director for Surface Access at Heathrow, said: “We want to keep the Cycle Hub growing and want to extend its reach within the local community and surrounding businesses, whilst continuing to support commuters travelling to work sustainably.”

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