The BCO conducted an online survey of its members and others to look at the importance of cycling to the modern worker. Are cycling facilities becoming more important in the modern workplace as additional people take up the sport?

Publication Date 28 Aug 2012
Title Cycling and the Modern Workplace
Category BCO Research & Policy, Development, Ownership & Investment, NextGen & Future Trends, Occupier & Property Management
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Description The success of Team GB in cycling at the Olympics and the success of Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France shows the increased level of interest in this sport. The BCO Conference 2012 in Manchester began with a cycle ride to Manchester and this reflects the take up of the sport amongst members of the BCO.

The survey found that the demand for workplace cycling facilities was increasing and for some people they were a deciding factor in where to work. The most important facilities were showers and facilities for drying wet cycle wear. The benefits of cycling ranged from increased fitness to a dislike of crowded public transport.

The findings of the report will be of particular interest to developers, occupiers, facilities managers and design professionals.