Commuters now have the opportunity to avoid their regular rush hour, thanks to London-based business Active Commuting.

The new concept is taking the capital by storm and is proving a hit with large organisations including the NHS.

Andrew Rechten, Founder of Active Commuting, said: “The main barriers to active travel is the lack of showers, lockers and secure bike parking at work, so we set out to provide a solution to all three.”

Active Commuting, which started trading in July 2016, works with employers to provide pods on car parks and other land.

Since launching the business, Andrew has worked with organisations including St Helier University Hospital, Epsom General Hospital and GE Healthcare Ltd.

Andrew added: “Figures from a survey aided by run2work show that 97% of run commuters say that workplace showers and lockers are needed to encourage more people to run-commute. By working with us, employers are helping to facilitate an increasing behaviour among commuters.”

The pods are also providing lasting benefits for employers too, including reduction in sick days and stress, and the opportunity to apply for government funding or other incentives.

Andrew said: “Our changing rooms are heated and insulated, so those biking or running to work in cold weather are secure in the knowledge they can get ready for work in comfort.”

According to a survey by Aviva, 53% of cycle commuters said their mood at work is improved as a result. Active Commuting’s mission is to support them and all those who wish to cycle or run to work.


For more information about Active Commuting contact Andrew Rechten on 01708 474164 or 07974 266839 or email

For more information on the Aviva survey visit

For more information about the run2work survey can be found on preliminary findings from the project ‘Running as Transport: a geographical provocation’ an ESRC-funded project undertaken by PhD student Simon Cook.

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About Active Commuting Ltd

Improving the Quality of Life for Active Commuters

Active Commuting is a lifestyle. Our Travel plan solution enables; employers, councils, business improvement districts and transport authorities to facilitate and encourage Active Travel to work. Designed specifically to provide; secure bike parking, showers and lockers. It visibly promotes sustainable transport, is environmentally friendly, and fits well with organisations' corporate social responsibility strategies.

Secure, durable, portable, adaptable and scalable - Safe storage of staff bikes and gear - Online registration & booking system to manage and fully utilise capacity - Cycling & Running clubs to encourage and mentor.

We offer a Full turnkey service including design, groundworks, installation & connections to services for our Unique UK registered design buildings. Off-site construction; affordable and at least 50% quicker to construct.