Cyclists Blake Seath and Brooke La Pine Anglo Paci
- Jan. 24, 2014 - PARK ROYAL, U.K. --
As part of Transport for London’s (TFL) free cycle stand scheme, international removals specialist Anglo Pacific (http://www.anglopacific.co.uk/)
has just taken delivery of nine racks (18 bikes-worth)
at its Park Royal HQ. HR Director Liz Caines hopes they will encourage a healthier and more motivated workforce.
“We have around nine hard-core cyclists at this time of year, growing to between 15 and 18 in the summer,” says Liz. “Considering we have 80 staff on-site at our London office (http://www.anglopacific.co.uk/
, that’s not a bad percentage. It made sense to take TFL up on their kind offer and give them a suitable secure place to store their bikes. We also have a free-to-use gymnasium and showers on the premises, and are happy to support those who want to be fitter – as well beat the traffic and inflation-busting rail fares.”
Anglo Pacific Sales Consultant (http://www.anglopacific.co.uk/international_removals.htm
) and die-hard cyclist, Brooke La Pine, said, “Cycling to work saves me at least £60 a month in public transport costs and it’s at least three times faster to cover the four miles between my home and the office. I cycle no matter what, even in the snow, although that can be pretty hairy on skinny road tyres. And, on the subject of skinny, given that I am partial to a beer or two, I am pretty sure that my daily two-wheeled commute saves me from inevitable abdominal spread.”
“Before the TFL ‘toast racks’, our bikes would get wet when it rained, which is most of the time in the UK,” says Anglo Pacific Removal Consultant (http://www.anglopacific.co.uk/moving_abroad.htm
), New Zealand-born Doug Dyer. “Freewheeling past queuing traffic and overcrowded buses, I can get to work in 20 minutes – for nothing. We’re trying to encourage our colleagues to cycle to the office, especially as we pretty much sit at a desk all day, but it seems like they don’t like the idea of the rain and traffic and would rather spend an hour on public transport than 20 minutes on a bike. It’s a mystery.”
Anglo Pacific Baggage Sales Consultant (http://www.anglopacific.co.uk/baggage_shipping.htm
), Blake Seath, highlights the social side of cycling, “Yes the health benefits, and cutting my journey time from 45 minutes to 15 minutes, are compelling arguments, but there’s an entertainment aspect to cycling too. Whilst I generally journey to work alone, 90% of the time the return leg is done with colleagues – sometimes stopping for some cold ‘refreshment’
along the way. Most of us who bike have became good mates outside of work, which I guarantee biking has a lot to do with. We are all Kiwis with one Aussie, so all a little mad, which helps when you’re battling rain, hail and snow.”
Anglo Pacific (http://www.anglopacific.co.uk/
is not alone in its cycle mania as latest figures show that cycling to work is more popular than ever. Started by the victories of Wiggins and Froome, the UK is undergoing a bike boom and the Government even has a tax-free loan scheme in place which can take up to 42% off the cost of a new bike – 325,000 have been purchased in this way so far.
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- Anglo Pacific is a specialist mover to the Southern Hemisphere and handles around 20,000 consignments of personal and household effects annually. A known market leader for Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and South Africa, Anglo Pacific has been established for 35 years and has an unrivalled reputation for friendly, professional and reliable container shipping and international relocation services. What's more, as a fully bonded member of the British Association of Removers, clients’ belongings could not be in safer hands.
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