Looking for a bit of advice from people that have managed to get their companies to join the cycle to work scheme.
I work for a large IT company with over 70 thousand employees worldwide. On our Uk site we must have at least 500 employees on my site, probably about 1000 uk wide.
Despite 3 years of badgering them I cannot get them to take part in the cycle to work scheme. It took me nearly 6 months to get a place to lock my bike up in the car park (they couldn’t spare the car spaces! seriously! ). Anyways it used to just be me that cycles to work but judging by the bike racks I would say that there are about 20 employees that regularly cycle to work and a fair number more that come in when its sunny. Our facilities team and site management are so poor they have no idea how many people cycle to work - this is a guess based on bike numbers and people I know that borrow my pump etc
I have finally got it in writing that the reason that they are not doing the cycle to work scheme is that its "just to much hassle" for payroll to arrange. They decided to offer it but as a one off deduction rather than over 12 months, but as you still need to earn the national minimum wage for that month no-one earns enough to take them up on the offer!
However publicly the company prides itself on (loudly and annoyingly) saving the environment. It does the usual stuff likes plants trees and switches lights / computers off when no-one is using them. Also we have separate bins for recycling etc, but all the rubbish gets stuck into one collection as they can’t seem to manage to arrange separate collections. It looks good for showing customers around the site though to have the separate bins.
So how do I get them to do the cycle to work scheme? Should I just give it up as a no-hope?
Does any-one have any advice? Any one in a similar position that has managed to change their companies mind on this?