Some snapshots of our staff getting on their bikes on Cycle to Work Day, Thursday 3rd August!

Cycle to Work Day is all about promoting cycling as a viable commuting option. Many of our staff commute to our offices by bike so here are a selection of pictures of people taking part across all four studios – Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Manchester. In an age of remote/hybrid working we’ve included a few snaps included of people getting on their bikes in their neighbourhood to mark Cycle to Work Day too.

Commuting by bike can actively contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, and reducing congestion. In addition to environmental benefits, cycling can also bring mental and physical health benefits as well as reducing commuting costs.

Even if the whole commute is too far to cycle, cycling to the station or using a bike share scheme for the last section of your journey to the office has many positives.

Aside from commuting, to encourage more environmentally responsible business travel where possible jmarchitects also have a policy which enables staff to claim mileage expenses when cycling as business travel, another small part in our practice’s sustainability journey.

“After some very wet weather over the last few days, this morning the sun was shining in Hertfordshire as I set off on a 5-mile ride to the nearest tube station. The country lanes were still wet and muddy, so I was pleased to have taken Lisa’s advice and chosen a bicycle with mudguards.

 The Grade 2 Listed Chesham station (Zone 9!) is at the end of one leg of the Metropolitan Line (search John Betjeman – Metro-land) where I boarded the 7.35 for Great Portland Street. 

Just under an hour later I arrived at Great Portland Street station for the short ride across the West End to Alfred Place.

Google calculates that I could have cycled the full 30 miles from home to office in 2hours 45mins – next year!”

               – Mark Burgess, jmarchitects Director

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