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Google pedal power

London, Thursday 22nd March 2007

Google pedal power

Spring is here, the daffodils are out in the park and Googlers have decided to get on their bikes. Every employee in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be given a free Google bike to help them keep fit and do their bit to protect the local environment.

The bikes are the brainwave of Holger Meyer – Germany’s first Googler – and were unveiled today in offices around EMEA. They will be available in different styles – including the men’s and women’s hybrid, cruisers as well as a folding bike. There’s even matching cycling helmets and visibility vests to accompany the bikes.

“We try to innovate not just in technology for users but in the benefits we give our employees. We think that these amazing bikes will help Googlers in EMEA keep fit and healthy, get to know their city better and reduce the environmental impact of their journey to work,” said Liane Hornsey, Director, EMEA Human Resources and Staffing, Google.

The bikes are manufactured by Raleigh Europe and will be available for all permanent employees who want one.

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