Today marks Cycle To Work Day, the UK’s biggest cycling commuting event which encourages people to leave behind their car for the day and embrace a different way to travel to work.
Cycling is a brilliant way to commute. Not only is it an opportunity to get some exercise in but it also helps the environment by reducing carbon emissions by up to 67%. If more people switched to cycling instead of driving for their commute, it would help pave the way for healthier, more liveable cities. If you don’t have a bike of your own, you can take part by jumping on one of Voi’s shared e-bikes.
You can find Voi’s e-bikes in three cities: Cambridge, Peterborough and Kettering. All you need to do is open the Voi app – the same one you use to ride on one of our scooters – find an e-bike, bring along a helmet and you’re good to go.
E-bikes are one of the more accessible ways to cycle. The Voi bikes have an electric motor that assists the rider with pedalling up to 15.5 mph so you don’t need to pedal nearly as hard, especially when you’re going uphill. You’ll be fine to head straight to your desk or meeting and start your working day promptly. Our bikes also have plenty of space in the basket to safely stow away your laptop and lunch.
Since the launch of our e-bikes earlier this year, more than 745,000 kilometres have been travelled by nearly 17,000 riders. They can be found all over the cities, including near the stations and key business areas such as the Cambridge and St John’s Innovation Parks. If you commute to the city by train and have to find your way to your office, or need to travel to a meeting, a Voi bike can take you there.
Recently, our bikes received CoMoUK accreditation which recognises the high standards our bike operations adhere to as well as their place as a valuable component of sustainable transport.
It costs £1 to unlock the e-bike and then £0.15 per minute of usage. Voi also offers 24-hour (at £10) and 30-day (at £40) subscriptions that allow users to take an unlimited number of rides at a fixed rate. And there are discounts for students, low-income individuals and NHS and Emergency Service Workers with our Voi 4 Heroes initiative.
In your downtime, our e-bikes can also be used to discover local treasures. We have created a city guide for Cambridge highlighting the best places to visit, eat, drink or smell some flowers in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. If you’re planning a shorter journey, don’t forget you can access our e-scooters which are best for short rides between 1-3 miles.
Voi is committed to providing safe, affordable and carbon-neutral transport in cities. By working closely with local authorities to integrate with public transport networks and drive the shift away from unnecessary car trips, we can help every city become a 15 Minute City, where all you need is only a 15-minute walk, scoot or cycle ride away. We look forward to supporting even more carbon-neutral commutes on our e-bikes in the future.
Read more about Voi e-bikes on our website.