FREE advice and support is being offered to businesses to help encourage more staff to cycle to and from work.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has made it easier for companies to access its Bike Friendly Business scheme, part of the CityConnect programme.

Businesses can obtain information on a range of topics.

And grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects such as bike parking, pool bikes and the provision of lockers.

Councillor Kim Groves, chairman of the combined authority’s transport committee, said: “Through our CityConnect programme, we have invested significantly to enable more people to travel by bike and on foot – and encouraging others to consider cycling and walking is even more important in helping us address the transport challenge created by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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