18th May 2016
Why cycling is good for Cranleigh & good for business
Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce members enjoyed breakfast at The Stables Restaurant this morning, with informative talks about cycling and helping the local community.
At the sold out breakfast meeting, business people packed the restaurant to enjoy a morning of networking, delicious food and presentations.
Andrew Kolmar of Rotary Club of Cranleigh described the work done internationally and locally by the Rotary, encouraging Chamber of Commerce members to volunteer at specific events in the future.
The main presentation came from Tom Hough, co-owner of bike shop (and cafe) Maison du Velo in Cranleigh High Street.
Tom described his entrepreneurial journey and why cycling has become so popular in the UK recently.
He explained that cycling is good for business, with employees much fitter and less likely to take time off work due to illness.
Tom told us that Cranleigh is the centre for cycling in the South East of England, having become a real thoroughfare for road cyclists with access to the surrounding Surrey Hills.
It also appeals to mountain bikers, with some of the best mountain biking areas in the region, and the Downs Link offers excellent cycling for families.
Our next breakfast meeting takes place at Cranleigh School on Wednesday 15th June, where our guest speaker is headmaster Martin Reader, talking about the business of education.
Do also join us at the Cranleigh Community Showcase in the Village Hall from 3-6pm this Saturday, where Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce will be exhibiting alongside many other local organisations.