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Bicycle user groups

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A Bicycle User Group - or BUG - is a workplace forum for cyclists of all levels that supports and encourages cycling. They're a great way for employees and employer to work together to make the most of the benefits of the bike.

Starting a BUG is easy, too. There are just five simple steps:

  1. See how much interest there is by looking how many bikes are parked at work or sending out a company-wide email. You could even carry out a short survey to try to find out what puts people off cycling to work.
  2. Get management involved - preferably a senior staff member who's pro-cycling and could champion the cause!
  3. Hold an initial meeting (or two) for anyone that's interested. Make sure everyone knows it's on - more will come if it's in work time too. Keep the meeting short, and use it to draw up an action plan.
  4. Meet with management and present your case properly. That means having your action plan typed up and selling the benefits of a BUG to the whole organization. Be prepared to negotiate a bit, remain positive and fix a date for follow-up meetings to update them.
  5. Keep members interested with events like Bike Week, social events, a newsletter or intranet page - but remember, some members may prefer not to be too actively involved.

Read about some local BUGs

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