It is a sunny morning, when Deodaat Boer (Relations Manager at the Dutch Fietsersbond) arrives at Spanninga’s headquarters in Joure. With him, he brings a nice gift. It is a certificate for Spanninga which says ‘Bicycle Friendly Company’, together with a wall plaque. Both are handed over to CEO and owner Feike Spanninga.
“We are very honoured to receive this certificate,” tells Feike Spanninga. “After filling in the checklist, it turned out that we reached level silver. Very nice! But we will do our utmost best to go for gold, of course. It is something to work on in the coming years.”
The reason why Spanninga was appointed as a ‘Bicycle Friendly Company’ is that we scored points in the checklist for (a.o.): organising company trips per bicycle, organising meetings within the company, in which the employees are informed about the benefits of riding a bike, the presence of a Bicycle Ambassador within the company, and a good and roof-covered bicycle storage area where there are small repairment facilities.
Does your company also qualify as a ‘Bicycle Friendly Company’? Please visit the website of the Fietsersbond and fill in the checklist!