Ian Bewick speaks about the benefits of being a Bike Friendly Business

Ian Bewick is Principal Consultant at Steer Davies Gleave and has been working with CityConnect to become more Bike Friendly, earlier this year, SDG made it to Bronze level and were accredited as a Bike Friendly Business.

How has becoming a Bike Friendly Business helped the employees of Steer Davies Gleave and the business as a whole?

Would you say there’s a strong cycling culture at Steer Davies Gleave?

I would say we have a bit of a cycling culture – there are quite a few people who cycle in their spare time but commute a long way so don’t cycle to work very often. Then we’ve a lot of staff who may cycle if they had a safe route into work so I’d say (predictably!) that cycling infrastructure is best way to improve our cycling culture.

Finally, what would you say is the biggest benefit you have personally found in cycling to work?

Personally my biggest benefit in cycling to work is that, since becoming a father three years ago, I like to get home as quick as possible so I can see my little boy before bed time. By cycling home, I can guarantee the same journey time every day which means I’ll always make it back in time and I won’t get stuck in traffic.

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