The Government’s Cycle to Work initiative enables you to help your employees make savings of up to 42% on a brand new bike and safety accessories for cycling to work.
Is your employer signed up?
To get a bike through Cycle to Work, your employer needs to be signed up to the scheme. If your employer is not signed up, or you are not sure, speak to your manager or HR department. You can also invite your employer to join.
Find a bike shop near you
Request your secure certificate online. Go to your employer’s special Cycle to Work web address to request your certificate. If you are not sure what this is, ask your manager or Cycle to Work administrator.
We will ask your employer to confirm your eligibility and approve your request, and then send them an invoice for the bike package. A hire agreement will also be sent to you to sign. As soon as the bike is paid for, we will send you your printed certificate, which you can then take to a bike shop to exchange for a bike and equipment.
Take your certificate to your bike shop
There you can exchange it for your chosen bike and equipment. You might want to call them first to check these are currently in stock. You will also need to take photographic ID with you, such as your passport or driving license. This helps us to ensure the equipment reaches you safely.
How does payment work?
Your hire payments are deducted from your gross monthly salary. At the end of the hire period employees may be given the opportunity to buy the bike for the market value, however this cannot be an automatic entitlement. Many employers opt for Cycle to Work to take ownership of the bikes at the end of the hire term, in which case any offer sale to the employee will come directly from Cycle to Work.