Goodman and Wiggle bring cycle safety to Hammersmith+

23 Oct 2014

Global property group, Goodman, is building on its partnership with the world’s leading cycling and tri-sports e-tailer, Wiggle, to offer convenient bike repair services, as well as road safety and bike security awareness at Hammersmith Embankment Business Park. 

The series of events kicks off on the 29th October 2014, Goodman and Wiggle will be joined by representatives from the Metropolitan Police’s Fulham Reach Safer Neighbourhood Team and Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council’s Community Safety Unit to demonstrate the importance of cycle safety and bike security to the local community. 

Hammersmith Embankment Business Park is home to the European HQ of companies including Walt Disney, L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, Harper Collins, Universal Music, EMI, Sony Ericsson and AOL. By providing this service at the workplace, Goodman is hoping to encourage more of its customers’ employees to ride to work – promoting regular physical activity and fitness. 

Richard Potter, Property Services Director at Goodman, said: “For people who are new to cycling, bike maintenance can be a little daunting, and difficult to fit around their busy working lives. As part of our ongoing commitment to offering sustainable travel options to our customers, we hope that our joint initiative with Wiggle, will make bike repairs, and therefore cycling, more accessible.

We’re excited that representatives from both the Metropolitan Police Service and Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council will be joining us on the day. Their experience in security and road safety will be invaluable, and hopefully it will show people that with a little know-how, it’s very easy to be cycling safely on local roads.” 

PCSO Jane Little, of the Fulham Reach Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “At the Metropolitan Police, we are always eager to promote any initiative that encourages people to think carefully about the security of their bike, as well as increased road safety awareness. We’re looking forward to getting down to the Business Park and talking to employees about staying safe on the roads.”

Simon Paterson, Community Safety Officer at Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council said: “Reducing crime is one of our key priorities, and with bike theft a hot topic both locally and in the greater London area, we’re delighted to be able to offer such an important service through free security bike marking.”

The new Wiggle service is available at a select number of Goodman business sites across the UK and will enable Wiggle to provide a face-to-face bike servicing offer to its growing online customer base. The service, which will be available to people working on Goodman’s parks, as well as the local community, is priced competitively starting at £25.00 for a standard service. For more information on Wiggle visit www.wiggle.co.uk.