STAFF REWARDED FOR COMMITMENT TO CYCLING WITH FIRST PLACE IN LONDON CYCLING CHALLENGE

Cyclists at Allies and Morrison have been showing their dedication to our practice-wide cycling efforts this week, by coming first in the London Cycle Challenge ahead of various large and multi-national organisations in the 200-499 employee category.

The London Cycle Challenge is a free, fun competition for workplaces to encourage people to ride a bike, which attracted participation from 3,778 cyclists from more than 300 companies across London.

With 65 of our staff registering for the challenge out of around 300, Allies and Morrison collectively pedalled more than 4,500 miles over the three week period. Special mentions go to three champion cyclists: Bryony Spottiswoode for recording the most trips, Luca Saiani for the most miles travelled (a staggering 343 miles in 21 days), and David Sharpe, with an average 45 mile trip.

And it was not just our most experienced cyclists who decided to log their rides for their challenge – novice riders decided to join in the challenge and it even encouraged a few complete beginners to get on their bike!

This achievement recognises the practice’s efforts in recent years to encourage staff to commute more sustainably, with on-site cycle storage and shower facilities, an active cycle to work programme in place and, for business related travel, an office bicycle available for staff attending local meetings.