Bikes Welcome Local Champion

Champion’s Toolkit

Local champions help make Bikes Welcome happen in their area.

Here are some tools to help you.

Printed Resources:

Request printed invitations

Be sent some postcard invitations which you can hand out.

Request postcards
Download Printable PDF, 28.7MB

On-line Forms:

List your council

Interview your local council about their bike parking policy and processes.

Record the results in this questionnaire.

You can also ask them to complete it directly.

We will then use that information to create a page for your local area.

Complete the Questionnaire

Printable Resources

Sign Up Sheet

Sign up people who want invitation postcards or more information

Tips

Tips to be added

Tips and FAQ for local champions will be added here.

Your Friendly Local:

When you are known to the business as a regular customer it is a bit easier to start the conversation.  Here are some ideas of things you could mention:

  • I’ve noticed a few of your customers bike here …
  • I’ve noticed the bikes out front ….
  • I usually come here by bike….
  • It’s so cool how you support biking by xxxxx, why don’t you list your business on this website.
  • One of the reasons I like coming here is xxxxx – let’s let everyone know!
  • IT’S FREE and they’ll promote your business.
  • It’s a way to let people know how bike friendly you are and get more customers.
  • They’ll send you a sticker to display on your window/door.

A bit of encouragement

When a business doesn’t have great bike parking they might just need some encouragement.  Here’s how you could approach it:

  • Let them know you are a customer and you bike there.  And you’ve noticed other people do to.
  • Propose bike parking as an opportunity to attract more customers to bike to their business, and a way to keep their staff and customers safe.
  • Let them know help is available to them.
  • Finish on a positive note: how great it is to see how many customers ride bikes and how much they’ll love having someplace safe to park their bikes.
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