Lawyers at Irwin Mitchell  have got on their bikes to support this year’s Cycle To Work Day, with the national law firm also kick-starting its scheme to promote the benefits of cycling to its employees.
Staff from the firm’s offices across the UK have cycled into work in support of the Cycle To Work Day initiative today (3 September), which is aimed around boosting the number of people across the UK who choose to take two wheels on their journey into their jobs.
Backed by cycling groups including British Cycling, Sustrans, the Bicycle Association and Cyclescheme, the aim of the day is to ultimate ensure steps are taken towards reaching the overall goal of a million people regularly cycling as part of their commute by 2021.
Irwin Mitchell has been a long-time advocate of cycling safety with its serious injury teams seeing first-hand the devastating problems that cyclists can face as a result of collisions on the road.
This year, the firm has been encouraging its employees to get involved in Cycle To Work Day and has also relaunched its Ride To Work scheme alongside Evans Cycles to give employees access to savings on bikes and accessories.
Neil Whiteley, a partner and serious injury expert at Irwin Mitchell, said: “There is a lot to be said for encouraging more people to cycle, for health, environmental and many other reasons.
“While many of our lawyers already commute daily by cycling and understand the conditions on the UK’s roads, we are proud to be doing our bit to promote the activity further. We hope that, in turn, it will also place an emphasis on the importance of ensuring that people choosing to get on their bikes are able to travel safely to and from work.
“Cycling offers massive benefits and as well as encouraging people to ride, we also hope that initiatives like Cycle To Work Day will also help motorists and lorry drivers to have a better understanding of the issues that cyclists face everyday.”
Irwin Mitchell’s support for Cycle To Work Day has also come as it continues its Don’t Quit Do It campaign to promote the positive impact that sport can have on the lives of disabled people, with activities becoming a key part of their rehabilitation and recovery from serious injuries.