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Sales staff get on their bikes to go green

David MooneySales staff at one Scottish property firm have swapped four wheels for two as part of a mission to go green.

DJ Alexander Lettings and DJ Alexander Legal have taken delivery of a fleet of bicycles which being used by front-of-house sales staff from their offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

They are using the bikes, as an alternative to company cars, to attend client viewings in the centres of both cities although cars will mostly continue to be the mode of travel to get to and from properties in the suburbs and satellite towns.

A spokeswoman for DJ Alexander Legal said: “The bikes may be coloured red but this is a genuinely green initiative.

“A substantial number of our properties for sale are located in or close to the centres of both cities so we feel that using bikes rather than cars to attend client viewings – weather permitting of course – really does make a contribution to a cleaner environment.

“The staff have really taken to the bikes and some are using them to commute to and from work in preference to their cars or public transport and they are already experiencing the fitness benefits of regular use.”

Photo: David Mooney, west of Scotland manager, with one of the red cycles

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