Clients and Testimonials

Cycling Promotion EventsWe have worked for over 300 local authorities: too many to list.

We have worked for many businesses and large organisations, including:
Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Gateshead Metro Centre, the Environment Agency, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Birmingham International Airport, Proctor and Gamble, Pfizer, Transport for London, Steer Davies Gleave, Co-operative Bank, Lloyds Bank, Royal Mail, NHS.

We have worked for many organisations in the health sector, including:
Kingston PCT, East Lincs PCT, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Action Zone, Scottish Disability Cycling, Norfolk and Norwich Health Trust, Count Me In Tewkesbury.

We have worked for many colleges and universities, including:
Sheffield University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Birmingham University, Brunel University, York College, Wigan and Leigh College, University of Dundee, York St John College, Falmouth College, North Notts College, University of East Anglia.

We can provide, on request, testimonials from satisfied clients in any of our activity areas. See some of our testimonials below…

Public Roadshows

“Your people gave it their 110%. People were queuing up to get in before the start and at 5pm there were still people arriving! It was the most successful cycling event I have been involved with.”

John Gleadow, Countryside Access Officer, Kirklees MBC.

“We had a cycling event in a County Park and it went very well (3000 plus people). CoC ran their part of the event very well. There were queues of people all afternoon. I can recommend them as a good way to promote cycling.”

Nick Hall, Conservation Officer, Bedford

“You have hard-working, knowledgeable and committed staff: a credit to your organisation.”

Chris Poultney, City of Plymouth

“Jim’s talk at the Cleaner and Greener meeting was very informative, interesting and worthwhile. We have also had good feedback from the schools, and from the community.”

Jane Havemann, Barking and Dagenham

“With the help of Get Cycling we hosted a very successful cycling promotion day in March – at our local Leisure Centre. The day was well attended and the indoor venue avoided cancellation due to weather. We would definitely hold another indoor try-out roadshow.”

Sue Ferguson, Community Leisure Officer, South Kesteven District Council

Festivals and Extended Tours

“We knew we had engaged a professional outfit in the Company of Cyclists, but nevertheless were very impressed by the attention to detail, the customer focus, and the way you adapted the programme at short notice when we agreed it was necessary.”

Lindley Owen, Sustrans Manager, Cornwall and Plymouth (Cornwall Festival of Cycling).

“The Southampton Get Cycling Festival was a great success. Over 2,500 people took part. The Ordnance Survey and Southampton General Hospital were very pleased with their Cycle to Work events. We got widespread press coverage – TV, newspapers and radio. There are lots of good photographs from the week courtesy of your photographer. We were very impressed with the enthusiasm, professionalism and good humour displayed by your crews. Southampton City Council has no hesitation in recommending Get Cycling to other organisations and is highly likely to use them again.”

Pete Brunskill, Cycling Development Officer, Southampton City Council

“I attended the Cornwall Festival of Cycling, and what a positive and exciting event it was. It was extremely well attended, with children and adults alike, there were many elderly residents who took part. As a local County Councillor, I felt it was best not to sit on the sidelines, but to actually take part. I also took along my two teenagers and my aging husband! They found it good fun.”

Terry Lillo

Green-Link Pedal-Powered Deliveries

“We have had a very good response from all officers and teams in LBC that have used Green-Link so far – in particular they have noted that the service is reliable and flexible, and knowing the people involved means an extra feeling of security that the job will be carried out exactly as required.”

Pauline Roby, Luton Borough Council

“We are very happy with the professional way Get Cycling conducted their Green-Link feasibility study and pilot scheme here in Darlington.”

Owen Wilson, Principal Transport Officer, Darlington Borough Council

“The service? Excellent. We ring them, set a time, they turn up on the button and deliver as required for a penny less per item than Royal Mail. The individual ‘services’ work well too as we now can go to court, if required, with the extra bit of proof that the legal notice was served at the required address.”

Andreas Holden – Enforcement, HSS, Luton

“In the time of using these couriers I have found them to be reliable, a pleasure to talk to and always willing to undertake any deliveries. I also think that they are cost effective and knowing that your mail will be delivered the same day shows excellent service from LBC.”

Mary Parker, Town Hall Post Room, Luton.

“Lifelong Learning were really impressed with the service. The staff were helpful, efficient and courteous and we wouldn’t hesitate in using them again.”

Katherine Golby, LLL (community centre deliveries, schools run, Luton)

For Businesses

“Thanks to you and your team for helping to run a successful bike event on Monday. 305 visitors was more than we had hoped for. From the feedback on the day and since, many people were pleased that the Company was running such an event and with the advice your team gave them… Attached are the results of the questionnaire. An impressive 70% of people felt they were more likely to cycle after visiting the event.”

Gary Colet, Marks & Spencers

“Promoting cycling in this way has certainly encouraged our staff to appreciate the benefits of pedal power. I have received nothing but positive comments during and since the event took place.”

Simon Kavanagh, Business Planner, the Environment Agency, Bristol

“We are extremely grateful for your involvement, and the promotional information, marketing and effective ideas you brought to the day.”

Helen Davies, Birmingham TravelWise Officer

Vitality / Dynamo Challenge

“Get Cycling have brought to the Vitality Project creativity, energy, and advanced publishing skills, along with the ability to deliver. Their work on developing the Vitality Challenge brought excellent results.”

Jane Lillystone, South Holland District Council

Publications

“We were delighted with our customised Get Cycling Guides. Another great production.”

Don Kent, Newcastle TravelWise Officer (on publications for the Inland Revenue and the Hospitals Trust)

“An excellent piece of work.”

Lucy Williams, Suffolk Cycling Officer

“Our customised Get Cycling guide is a long-lasting, professional and very effective way of getting the cycling message out to students and staff.”

Sue Waller, Student Services, York St John College

Schools

“We had an excellent day with direct benefit to all 240 Y7 and 60 Y9, and a further 60+ after school participants.”

David Gard, Falmouth Community College

“I was instructed to write a critique of the performance of the guys, but I’m afraid there wouldn’t be much for me to say! They were great! Did what I expected them to do, turned up on time, perfectly friendly and highly efficient, and created a perfect focus for the days.”

Lindsey Coates, Croydon Council

“I would not hesitate to recommend CoC, not only for the educational and promotional aspects, but it was a pleasure to work with a professional, hard-working and reliable group of staff.”

Cathy McNulty, Liverpool City Council

Colleges and Universities

“The two one-day Get Cycling Support Service events in Sept and October were well received here at Brunel. I have noticed a marked increase in the number of cycles in the cycle stands this year! However we need to keep the momentum going.”

Penny Flanagan, Brunel University

“I would like to thank you and your team for four very successful days. We were more than happy with the arrangements and the response and would hope we could arrange similar events in the future.”

Ken Orgill, General Manager, Support Services, University of Birmingham

“Leeds Met feels that change cannot happen through one-off events. The GCSS provides a great way to keep cycling at the front of everyone’s mind with its sequence of visits. The surveys also provide valuable information on just how this change is happening.”

Mark Warner, Leeds Metropolitan University

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