The EU-wide seal “Certified Bicycle Friendly Employer” is awarded exclusively in Ireland by Cycling Solutions Ireland.

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Advantages of Certification

Good for Your Image

Bicycle-friendly employers are more attractive to employees. Furthermore, bicycle friendliness promotes employee wellness and team spirit.

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Good for Health

Bicycle-friendly measures increase the number of employees on the bike, thus promoting exercise. In addition, employees who come to work by bike have a third fewer sick days. They are happier, more balanced and more productive.

Good for Our Environment

Cycling is sustainable. Bicycle-friendly measures contribute to environmental preservation, and are an essential part of sustainable mobility management.

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Good for Your Budget

Bicycle-friendly employers save money. Bicycle parking facilities take up less space than car parking spaces, and infrastructure costs are lower, even if all expenses for an adequate cycling infrastructure are taken into account.

Rebekah Maher Talks About The Process of Becoming Certified as a Cycle-Friendly Employer

Certification Process in 3 Steps

♥︎ Self-Evaluation

You check online whether your company has enough points for a positive on-site audit.

♥︎ Register for the audit

If the self-test shows that it makes sense to be certified, register for the audit. An CFE auditor will check your bike-friendly measures on site and prepare a report.

♥︎ Certification

If the outcome is positive, you will receive the “Bicycle-friendly employer” seal in bronze, silver or gold. The certification is valid for 3 years.


CFE members will be assigned a CFE coordinator as a point of contact to advise on future active travel initiatives

A bi-monthly Cycle Friendly Employer newsletter, with latest news, tops tips and special offers

A bi-monthly webinar will be available for all CFE member companies with guest speakers discussing their experiences on active, sustainable travel and many other great insights

Access to book ‘Onsite’ mobile bike mechanics

Options to Pre booking for annual bike demo day

Free GPS route mapping for local cycle routes

Annual Calendar with Cycle related events

CFE employees will be able to avail of CFE discounts at Cycle Super Store for all in-store and online orders.

CFE Benefits Programme

As a CFE member, you have access to a range of programmes and support initiatives to make your sustainable and active travel strategies a success.

Access bike maintenance and safety services, book team cycling events for staff and learn how other businesses are implementing the CFE framework across Ireland and the EU.

Certification Prices

Initial Certification

Certification includes:

  • Online evaluation and report
  • Traffic light review
  • On-site audit and report with recommendations
  • Cycle-Friendly Employer certification, valid for 3 years
  • Cycle-friendly consultation services, event programmes, and best practice knowledge sharing
  • Membership of EU and Irish Cycle-Friendly community
  • Logo and brand usage

Online evaluation and report with follow up traffic light review are free for all workplaces.
The on-site audit and report are cost considerate and depend on size and location of the organisation.
On-site audits and reports are free to Transport for Ireland Smarter Travel Partners.

Annual Certification pricing below:
All prices are exclusive of VAT.


After 6 years at the latest, a new visit to your location is necessary for recertification.

Pricing is by location per year.

All prices are exclusive of VAT and, if applicable, travel expenses.

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