2017's National Bike Week falls at the end of June and Hadley staff are again throwing themselves into it. Starting at 8am at the Garrick Street offices, the team will each be taking to two wheels in a bid to visit a selection of our London schemes one (hopefully) sunny morning.
Travelling across London by car only further amplifies the problems that the city's already heaving transport network has - and we wanted to demonstrate this by seeing if we can do the 30 mile round trip in less time on a bike than sat in a black cab, or on public transport.
Cycling in London is the most efficient way to travel, whatever your reasons. Whether it’s the obvious environmental and health benefits, or whether you’re just in a rush - and need to get to your destination quickly - it’s the most sensible option around
Leaving our Garrick Street offices, we will head to Green Lanes in Haringey first and then onto our South Grove site in Walthamstow. Following this we will travel south across the river. We will stop for refreshment at the Greenwich Centre, before taking off along to our mixed-use scheme at Camberwell Green.
Aiming to be back in Garrick Street in just short of three hours our cyclists are confident that they'll be back before both the cab driver, and our appointed public transport traveller.
We'll be asking friends and family to sponsor us through our justgiving page. All of the money raised will go towards helping the good people at The Bike Project, a south London charity which helps refugees get on their feet and into the saddle. For more information on their amazing work, click here.
Health and wellbeing, and cycling in particular, have run as a thread through our developments for years. This is a great way to get the whole office involved in National Bike Week, and raise some money for a genuinely great cause.
Hadley are also members of the Bike 2 Work scheme, which encourages employees to buy cycles and bike equipment at a discounted rate as an employee benefit.