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New savings on active and outdoor sports equipment and clothing for Leicestershire employees

Leicester-based Go Travel Solutions has added a range of new discounts and offers for members of its local and nationwide SmartGo workplace travel schemes. The new active sports and outdoors offers provide discounts on interests including cycling, running, camping, mountaineering, hiking and snow sports for people whose employers are SmartGo members.

Nationally, the SmartGo network is now helping 96,000 employees, from organisations including Network Rail, Volkswagen Financial Services, PwC and GlaxoSmithKline, to save staff money and improve air quality. The new 10 per cent saving offers for SmartGo members are in conjunction with Rutland Cycling and Outdoor and Cycling Concepts – owner of major UK retailers including Cotswold Outdoor, Runners Need, Cycle Surgery and Snow + Rock.

SmartGo members can now save money on buying new bikes, bike servicing or cycle hire at Rutland Cycling. Savings can also be made at Cotswold Outdoor on over 250 of the best brands for camping, mountaineering or hiking; on a huge range of top running products at Runners Need, on buying a bike, clothing or accessories at Cycle Surgery; or at snow sports specialist retailer, Snow+Rock.

A spokesperson from Outdoor and Cycle Concepts said: “We’re proud to support SmartGo, who share our mission to get more people active outside. Through this partnership, we hope to help people discover the many ways that they can get outdoors, and everything it has to offer. We’re happy to be able to prepare SmartGo users for taking on the outdoors with unrivalled service, expert advice and products from the very best brands.”

David Middlemiss, Chief Executive of Rutland Cycling, commented: “We’re proud to be supporting Go Travel Solutions and encouraging more people to make cycling part of their daily lives. We believe passionately that to do this, you’ve got to make cycling safe, convenient and easy. So, in our Rutland Cycling stores, you can hire a bike or e-bike, get your own bike repaired seven days per week, borrow a courtesy bike while your bike is serviced, and pick up cycle clothing, spares and accessories. We have commuter-friendly opening hours and we also offer bike maintenance classes for all cyclists.”

The SmartGo Leicester scheme supports local businesses across the city including Highcross Leicester, Leicester City Council, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Mattioli Woods and Pick Everard with a combined employee figure of over 37,000.

SmartGo was created and is coordinated by local social enterprise, Go Travel Solutions. The company is based at Friars Mill by the Waterside in Leicester.  Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions added: “SmartGo members can access an ever-expanding range of discounts and offers to make their domestic and workplace travel plans more cost-effective and sustainable. We’re delighted to be working with Outdoor and Cycling Concepts and Rutland Cycling on a range of offers for active and outdoor sports lovers.”

For more details on SmartGo Leicester, visit: www.smartgo.co.uk/leicester.