The office’s successful grant application to the scheme, which is run by travel information company Travel West, has resulted in a state-of-the-art e-bike to use for local business-related travel. Already being put to good use, the e-bike should cut the number of local meetings travelled to by car or taxi, and, because of its electric function, should be easily usable by all employees, regardless of their previous cycling experience.
Being part of this initiative means Structural Soils has got into the local press by featuring in the Bristol Post last week.
“We’re so excited to have been successful in our grant application for our own e-bike,” senior engineering geologist Eric Downey told the local newspaper. “Our brand new e-bike has already started to earn its keep, as a colleague undertook a local site audit by bike rather than by vehicle. We are expecting the e-bike to be used weekly for local business meetings and site visits.”
Eric Downey (left) receives the e-bike from Jake’s Bikes
Sarah Mogford takes the bike for a spin to attend a meeting in Bristol
Its involvement with the e-bike scheme echoes RSK’s commitment to promoting green transport initiatives and environmentally friendly business practices across our organisation, with the popular Cycle to Work Scheme also helping employees to choose cycling rather than vehicular commuting. We hope that our involvement with the e-bike initiative will enhance our culture of environmentally friendly commuting, reduce our transport emissions and uphold our business-wide commitment to sustainability.
Hopefully, we will see more employees travelling on their bikes in the near future!