The Cycle to Work Scheme has been updated, and no longer has a £1000 upper limit! Save up to 47% on your new bike, and pay over 12 months, interest free...


If you're looking for a new bike the Cycle to Work scheme represents unbeatable value. The scheme enables you to spread payments over 12 months, interest free, and since they're taken by your employer, via salary sacrifice, you'll save up to 47% on the cost of the bike (depending on your tax bracket).

Our preferred provider is the Green Commute Initiative, who offer fast voucher turnaround, combined with no cap on the value of your bike and no settlement fees. It's a remarkably straightforward and easy process, that genuinely has no down sides.

We also accept vouchers from the other main national Cycle Scheme providers. Your employer may already offer a scheme. If not we are happy to talk them through the process and benefits of offering one.

Read more about the schemes at greencommuteinitiative.uk, cyclescheme.co.uk and bike2workscheme.co.uk or contact us to talk through the options.

New guidance from the DfT means that employers are now free to offer the Cycle to Work scheme to their employees with no upper limit.

WE HAVE LONG BEEN ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTERS OF THE CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME, WHICH GIVES SAVINGS OF AROUND 40-50% ON NEW BIKES AND ACCESSORIES (DEPENDENT ON TAX RATE).

The scheme also includes the purchase of accessories, so you can fully equip yourself and your bike and benefit from the same great savings.

This is fantastic news - if you're a serious cyclist riding to work, particularly over longer distances, you won't want to compromise on your commuter bike. After all, it may well be the bike you spend the most time on over the course of the week.

And of course the scheme isn't limited to purely commuter bikes. Any bike is eligible, from true race performance machines to the latest e-bikes, together with performance cycle clothing and accessories, and there are no limitations on their usage.

Plus these changes open up the world of full custom builds, allowing you to really tailor the bike to your individual needs.


We can provide bikes to suit all budgets, but whatever you're spending you'll benefit from our exceptional levels of service and attention. Why go to a high-street 'big box' retailer when you can have truly Bespoke service and support, before and after purchase? Even if you already own a bike, this is a great cost-effective way to add another to the stable.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Anyone who fulfils these 3 criteria:

  • AGED 16+
  • WHO IS A COMPANY EMPLOYEE
  • PAYS TAX VIA PAYE

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

Whilst the Cycle to Work scheme does not cost you or your employer any extra, we the retailer are charged a significant fee by Cyclescheme. Unlike the Green Commute Initiative, which is run as a Social Enterprise, Cyclescheme is a for-profit business, part of a larger multinational.

As such they seek to maximise their profits by charging retailers a handling fee of 10% of the bike's value - despite the fact that exactly the same amount of administration is required regardless of the bike's cost; there's no difference in the process.

This means that we are unable to credit back the cost of an initial bike fit against a bike purchased using Cyclescheme, and cannot waive the labour charges for building the bike as we would usually do on a cash purchase.

However, there are still significant savings to be had. For example on a £5000 bike there'd be a nominal value of £5350 including a full fit, but that would still only equate to an actual cost to you of around £2850, spread over 12 months interest free, making for repayments of only £236 per month.

We feel strongly that Cyclescheme's excessive 10% fee is holding back adoption of the cycle to work scheme, since retailers already working on tight margins simply cannot afford to offer the scheme on this basis. A flat fee would more accurately reflect the nature of the work they do, but at the very least a smaller percentage is required. This is something we're actively working to address.