Thirty brand new secure bike lockers have been installed at George Eliot Hospital to support staff who cycle to work and encourage more to shift from four wheels to two to help reduce carbon emissions.
Dotted around the hospital site for convenience, the lockers enable staff to safely secure their bike and shield it from the elements while they are at work.
To mark Cycle to Work Day 2022 (Thursday 4th August) the Trust is showcasing the benefits of cycling for both leisure and as a sustainable transport option and encouraging its staff to get on their bikes and use the lockers.
Fundraising Manager, Mark Bennett was one of the first staff to use these new lockers.
Mark said: “I hope to cycle more to work now that we have the new secure lockers. It is a seven-mile journey for me so an amazing way to keep fit on the way to work.
“It’s great to know that my bike will be secure and shielded all day while I’m at work and I’m also doing my bit for the environment.”
George Eliot Hospital’s Green Plan is playing its part in helping the NHS cut more than 1m tonnes of C02 emissions in the next three years – the equivalent of taking 520,000 cars off the road. The plan by George Eliot Hospital set out how it will reduce its environmental impact and help the NHS reach net zero by 2040.
To support staff who want to cycle to work the Trust has also provided information about cycle routes across Warwickshire to encourage them to dust off their bikes and get on the saddle to enjoy healthy exercise at home or on the way to work.
There is also a cycle scheme for staff to help them purchase cycles at a reduced cost.
For patients and visitors bike racks are also available for use any time of the day and the Trust encourages anybody who can leave their car at home to do so and do their bit to help the NHS go green.
Cycle routes to enjoy around Warwickshire. Cycle routes in Warwickshire – Warwickshire County Council.