Would be cyclists are not cycling to work in Ireland because they are worried they will be judged on how they look on a bike or once they get to work.
London businesses are being encouraged to promote cycle use among their workforce by taking up an initiative to claim free cycle parking furniture for company premises.
The decision to cycle to work is not always easy. In some cases, the decision lies in the commitment to cycling from your workplace. While Cycle to Work schemes are welcome, not many workplaces provide secure bike parking facilities leaving employees to park in public spaces and open to their bicycles being stolen.
Cycle to Work schemes have an important part to play in encouraging more people to take up cycling.
For many people their cycling involvement stops and ends with the daily commute to work. Currently, according to UK government figures, only 3% of people in Britain cycle to work. But with the right organisation and incentives this figure could reach 40%, the government claims.