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Hundreds of businesses promote bike benefits on Cycle to Work Day

Almost 900 businesses sign up to scheme which allows employees to buy bikes in a tax efficient way through their salary

Cyclists at Hyde Park corner in London
760,000 people regularly commute to work by bike • Photograph: Gerry Lynch

Businesses up and down the country yesterday called on their employees to cycle to work, in an initiative designed to promote the health and economic benefits of cycling.

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