Royal Bank of Scotland receives Scotland’s first-ever Cycle Friendly Employer Plus Award

13 October 2017    

Royal Bank of Scotland’s Gogarburn HQ presented with new Cycle Friendly Employer Plus Award by Cycling Scotland in recognition of its commitment to encouraging cycling.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Gogarburn HQ has been presented with the first-ever Cycle Friendly Employer Plus Award in recognition of its efforts to support and encourage more staff to cycle.

The nationally-recognised award, which is delivered with funding from Transport Scotland and supported by Healthy Working Lives, recognises and encourages workplaces committed to increasing levels of cycling at their workplace. 480 organisations have achieved Cycle Friendly Employer status in Scotland, covering 225,000 employees.

Ross McEwan, CEO of RBS said:

“Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to receive this award from Cycling Scotland.

“We place a huge importance on the health and wellbeing of our staff across the business and our efforts to support cycling initiatives at Gogarburn have been well received by colleagues.”

Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf MSP said:

“It is fantastic that the Royal Bank of Scotland Gogarburn site has been recognised with Cycling Scotland’s first ever Cycle Friendly Employer Plus award. There are so many environmental and health benefits that can be gained simply by choosing to cycle. The fact that RBS continues to improve facilities and support staff in making the switch is something we should absolutely welcome.”

Keith Irving, Cycling Scotland CEO, added:

“With hundreds of people cycling to work everyday, pool bikes for anyone to use and major cycling fundraising efforts, from Sport Relief to STV Children’s Appeal, RBS deserves this new Cycle Friendly Employer Plus Award. We are delighted to see such leadership from a major company, supporting a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.”

The Cycle Friendly Employer Award is open to all Scottish employers. Interested employers can register online by completing a short questionnaire at