Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle - Burn calories and arrive at work refreshed.

Raising your heart rate through exercise just 5 times per week means you are 50% less
likely to suffer from a stroke, heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

Cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK. An estimated 3.1 million
people ride a bicycle each month 1. It's a low impact exercise, meaning it's easier on your
joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. But it still helps you get into shape.

Riding a bike for half an hour per day, 5 days a week can give you: 2

  •   up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  •   up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  •   up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
  •   up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
  •   a 30% lower risk of early death
  •   up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
  •   up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
  •   a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
  •   up to a 30% lower risk of depression
  •   up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
  1. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Cycling.aspx
  2. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Whybeactive.aspx

How much could I save?

See an example of what you could save on the Cycle to Work Scheme by using our online calculator!

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This value is an estimate based on the information you have provided. The value is subject to change depending on the individual parameters on your Employers scheme. For a more accurate value please ask your employer for their scheme code.

The maximum value of £1,000.00 can only be exceeded if your organisation has its own consumer credit license in place, or if they have negotiated discounts with Cycle Solutions.

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Testimonials

Start of Quote SpeechmarkThe City & County of Swansea has been pleased to work with Cycle Solutions on a number of occasions in recent years. Our most recent Cycle to Work scheme has seen record numbers of employees taking part in the initiative. The service that they provide is comprehensive and has given us great confidence because of the breadth of their knowledge and experience in the delivery of cycle to work schemes.” End of Quote Speechmark

Transport Strategy , City & County of Swansea

Start of Quote SpeechmarkCycle Solutions, visited 7 key sites from Cardiff to Caernarfon and employees were drawn to their ‘Virtual Shop’ road show events where they could sample some of the bikes and equipment available through the tax efficient benefit scheme. End of Quote Speechmark

HR Advisor – Pensions, Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water)

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