Despite the perk of free bus transport for staff and immediate family as an employee of Newport Transport, the MOT staff has decided to go that bit further for the environment and a healthier lifestyle.
Here what Ben Fife, Vehicle Technician / MOT Tester wrote about it:
In the last few years, cycling into work has become the norm for three of the MOT workshop’s staff. Michael started the trend, relentlessly defying the weather; Michael owns a car, but it’s seen so little, it has now a mythical status! Rico and I both followed, starting to casually ride in on fine days, but in the last couple of years - the cycling bug has really hit, and our cars are only ever brought to work when necessity dictates. This means that most of the time, the majority of our MOT Centre staff ride as opposed to driving.
Thanks to a generous deal, Rico recently bought Michael’s old road bike, meaning all 3 MOT testers now ride light, traffic-beating bikes to get effortlessly to work whilst saving on car emissions and fuel.
Cycling isn’t just a means to an end for our trio. We often ride aside from the commute; cycling for fitness, mental wellbeing and occasionally challenging ourselves with sportive events and longer club rides on the weekends.In three years, I went from riding 3.5 miles to work to riding 104 miles in a day on a Charity ride.
Cycling is the subject of daily conversations, from what’s on the cycling calendar to lycra or the next planned ride. Aside from the health and fitness benefits that the three of us enjoy, it frees up three parking spaces, is emission-free and helps us remaining positive, healthy and productive staff members.
Dont hesitate to ask us about our last ride when you’re in next for your car service or MOT.