Active travel can have an amazing impact on your health and wellbeing, as well as your wallet, so why not leave behind the hassle of driving by cycling or walking to work.
By cycling or walking you could…
Kegworth, Sutton Bonington and Castle Donnington are all within 5 miles of East Midlands Gateway – perfect distance for commuting by bike. The new dedicated cycling and walking paths around the site have made it even easier to quickly and safely walk or cycle to East Midlands Gateway. Improvements include:
Each workplace will be equipped with showers, changing facilities and lockers for you to freshen up after your ride. Covered cycle parking means your bike will stay secure and dry.
Download the East Midlands Gateway cycling and walking map to start planning your journey today.
If you’re arriving at East Midlands Gateway by bus, across the road from the bus interchange is a bike rack. From here to you can hire a bike for free and cycle along the shared path to work. When you are finished, lock the bike in the cycle shelter at work and end your bike rental, it’s that easy! If the bikes are available when you are leaving work, you can use them to travel back to the bus interchange as well.
Please note that due to Covid-19, you must clean your hands before and after using the bikes either by washing your hands at work or using hand sanitizer.
Here are some key points for you to know about the East Midlands Gateway bike hire scheme…
How to register
How to hire a bike
Keep safe whilst cycling
When using the bikes at East Midlands Gateway, please remember to:
For full Terms and Conditions, please visit Donkey Republic’s website or for frequently asked questions please download this factsheet. Please remember to end your rental within 30 minutes so you are not charged.
If you have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With a whole host of independent and high-street cycle retailers in the East Midlands, wherever you live there is likely to be a bike shop where you can get kitted out for cycling to work.
Many employers at East Midlands Gateway offer a Cycle 2 Work Scheme to help their employees save money when buying a new bike and safety equipment. The bike is paid for through salary sacrifice, so you can spread the cost of the bike, rather than making one upfront payment. The scheme is also tax-free, which gives you the chance to save up to 42%! To find out if your employer is signed up to a Cycle 2 Work Scheme, speak to your workplace travel plan coordinator.
Whether you’re new to cycling, or would like to improve your technique, there are cycle confidence courses for all abilities delivered by qualified instructors who work at a pace suited for you. If you’re a resident in the East Midlands, browse the websites for your local council to find the training you could access:
Derby and Derbyshire
Leicester and Leicestershire
A Bicycle User Group (BUG) has been set up for East Midlands Gateway to support staff who cycle to work. The group is an opportunity to:
Interested in being part of the East Midlands Gateway BUG? Please contact the East Midlands Gateway Travel Plan Coordinator Steph Norris on email@example.com