Struggling to get your staff in the saddle? Cycle Solutions has all the answers.

Encouraging your employees to cycle to work is a great way to keep staff healthy and productive while working towards your sustainability and wellbeing targets. And while your staff may be keen to give it a go, without a little guidance it’s likely they’ll be unsure where to start and fall into cycling misconceptions like ‘it’s too expensive to buy a bike’.

At Jump, we’re experts in engaging employees in a range of sustainable behaviours in the workplace, including sustainable travel, energy saving and health and wellbeing. We’re here to reassure you that cycling to work can be easy, especially with excellent suppliers of the Cycle to Work Scheme, Cycle Solutions. Joining a Cycle to Work scheme could help you and your colleagues to crush excuses not to ride to work.

Why cycle?Save cash

The average 7 mile commute by car costs over £350 a year in petrol alone. In London, commuters using the tube spend a minimum of £1,320 a year on tube fares, and that’s if they live in zones 1-2. For many of us, cycling is a considerably cheaper option. 

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Getting your heart rate up for just one 30 minute session of exercise a day can play a huge role in boosting your mood and tackling depression. As well as feeling better in yourself, cycling to work could also increase your productivity. Studies have shown that employees who exercise before or after work have improved concentration, sharper memory, faster learning, enhanced creativity and lower stress levels. 

Burn calories

Riding a bike can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. By getting your heart rate up 5 times a week you are 50% less likely to suffer from a stroke, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Plus, cycling to work 5 days a week burns 4,089 calories per week, so if you’re someone who struggles to fit in exercise around a hectic lifestyle, cycling to work is a great way to get exercise done. Time to say goodbye to overpriced gyms and spend more of your summer outside enjoying the weather! 

Cut Carbon

Cycling produces zero emissions! In just 6 months the Jump pilot at Bournemouth University helped staff to avoid 7 tonnes of CO2 emissions by encouraging members to travel to work using sustainable methods or transport rather than driving a car.As a cyclist, the only fuel you’ll need to buy is food – aka the perfect excuse for a second breakfast. Bicycles also require only a fraction of the materials and energy required to make a car, which is good news for employers as well, because more bikes = less need for parking spaces.

On your bike! – how to get started

Cycle Solutions provides a Cycle to Work scheme that is completely free for employers to set up and offers an excellent way to engage and incentivise employees in sustainability and wellbeing. Through the scheme employees can cover the cost of a tax-free bike through a salary sacrifice, saving on average 39% of the costs. They can then plan their routes and monitor their performance with a ride mapper app and start reaping the benefits of huge savings and a healthier lifestyle. A win-win for everyone! 

Visit the Cycle Solutions website for more information.

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Bethany Fruen

Head of Communications

Bethany Fruen

Since joining Jump fresh out of university back in 2013 I’ve seen many changes in the way we communicate – both as a company and more widely within the sustainability industry. The current shift of sustainability to the mainstream is accelerating at a pace and it’s exciting to be part of this step change.  The insight I get from individual participants in our client programmes is invaluable as it helps me figure out the best way to get our messages across.

My team and I use digital communications to recognise individual and team success, providing information in a fun, meaningful way that encourages people to take action. It’s about creating a feedback loop where people see that their actions are having an impact and this is very powerful in creating positive change within an organisation.


Lawrence Mitchell

Change Management

Lawrence Mitchell

I am Chief Customer Officer of SumoSalad, former Chief Marketing Officer at RELX: Risk & Analytics and Founder of RAW Energy. Having worked in publishing for 20 years, living through the first phases of the digital revolution, I’m used to disruption, uncertainty and transformation. But through all of this, my belief in putting the customer at the heart of an organisation by leveraging data analytics has helped multiple brands innovate, evolve and transform. 

I’m a huge advocate for promoting wellness in the workplace which is central to our Jump mission, and created the award-winning RBI Living Well programme. Through my RAW Energy platform, I support business and community leaders to be more resilient, more authentic and more focused on wellbeing.  A regular contributor to marketing, customer experience and wellness forums, I’ve written three books including Success without Stress: How to Prevent Burnout and Build Resilience for Optimal Health & Performance. 

Mark Lance

Finance & Company Secretary

Mark Lance

I helped Graham set up Jump in 2011 and it’s great to be involved in such a dynamic, growing business where I can apply my specialism in corporate compliance to ensure we are meeting our statutory and financial obligations.  I am an associate of the Association of International Accountants (for whom I also act as a quality advisor) and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. 

Alongside Jump, I’m a director of Cornhill Group, a corporate service business in London advising the boards of businesses in a wide variety of sectors including shipping, energy, media and aviation, and I’m also a director of a global energy trader. 

Rob Metcalfe

PR & Marketing

Rob Metcalfe

Alongside Jump, I’ve been helping clients get their message across for over 30 years,
most recently as chief executive of Richmond & Towers, the longest
established public relations consultancy in the UK.  A Chartered Marketer,
I’m increasingly helping clients frame their message around sustainability,
particularly in food, waste and energy. The Guardian once described me as being
the “evil genius who got us all hooked on avocados”, a claim I don’t deny.

Since helping Graham get Jump set up in 2011 I’ve enjoyed communicating about a
subject where there is a great willingness among companies and individuals to
do the right thing,  but understanding what practical action to take isn’t
always obvious. 

Graham Simmonds

Chief Executive

Graham Simmonds

As CEO of Jump I lead a talented team of professionals committed to sustainability and wellness.  For much of my 35 year career I’ve been immersed in environmental issues, particularly how to engage people in practical action.  Previously I built Trees for Cities from start-up to a global, award-winning charity as its founding chief executive, and I loved developing new initiatives such as The Edible Playground and the Million Trees Campaign.  

In 2011 I set up Jump as I felt organisations large and small want to motivate action amongst their people around wellbeing and the planet, and a professional team dedicated to this purpose would help them accelerate their journey.  I’m also proud to chair the Reward Gateway Foundation which supports organisations and projects that address inequality and disadvantage, with the ultimate mission of making the world a better, fairer, safer and more equal place to work.