October 14, 2014 1.17 pm This story is over 83 months old

Lincoln law firm join bike to work scheme

On your bike: A law firm in Lincoln has seen staff swap their cars for bikes, and installed a new cycle storage facility.

A team of 17 staff from a Lincoln law firm are doing their bit to save the planet by leaving their cars at home and cycling to work every day.

The Sills & Betteridge LLP staff are clocking up more than 100 miles a day between them, which over a year is is the equivalent of cycling round the world, and will save 10 tons of CO2.

The Cycle to Work benefits are being offered to all staff at the law firm’s seven offices around the country.

One of the members of staff taking part is partner Tim Higham. He cycles from Newark Road every day, a round trip of around 12 miles.

He said: “I was an occasional cyclist before the cycle to work scheme and I hadn’t done much of that since my children had grown up but its a good way of fitting regular exercise into your daily routine.”

Senior partner Andrew Payne added: “The staff at Sills are always looking at ways to help improve the environment and we are delighted that so many of them have already taken up the cycle to work scheme.”

With the help of Access LN6, the law firm was able to install a cycle shelter at its office at Aquis House, in Clasketgate, to help promote sustainable travel too.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’re working with Sills & Betteridge to encourage sustainable travel, so it’s great that more of their staff are now cycling to work.

“We were delighted to provide them with funding to purchase cycle storage through our sustainable travel grant and they are just one of nearly 90 businesses in Lincoln that are doing their bit to cut traffic congestion and carbon emissions in the city.”

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