etc.venues, the conference, training and event venue specialists, has converted a room in each of its venues into a ‘cycle park’ to support safe travel to meetings and courses for planners, trainers and delegates post-lockdown. Delegates will be able to store their bikes and luggage safely and free of charge. In addition, equipment such as puncture repair kits, Allen keys and inner tubes will be available for cyclists if needed.
The move follows the launch of Streetspace Plan that creates safer walking and cycling corridors across London, making it quick and easy to get to etc.venues’ 14 locations in the capital. For its staff, it has also launched a Bike2Work employee benefit scheme which aims to reduce pollution, promote healthier lifestyles and make cycling to work cost-effective by offering tax savings on bikes and cycling equipment.
Nick Hoare, chief operating officer of etc.venues, said: “We are rolling out these initiatives across all our venues as we recognise that safe travel is a concern for event organisers, delegates and employees. We want to offer them peace of mind and encourage people towards a more sustainable solution than cars or taxis”.
Last month, it revealed ‘A Breath of Fresh Care’, a comprehensive 18-point plan featuring a new hospital grade cleaning programme, new room plans and new food and beverage options along with a hybrid meetings partnership to help clients to book with confidence.