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The Electric Bike Shop | Cycle to Work

Cycle to Work Scheme


The Cycle to Work Scheme is a government initiative that lets you make big savings on your electric bike by paying through tax-free salary sacrifice.

A higher rate taxpayer saves 42% of the value of the bike and a standard rate taxpayer saves 32%. Additionally, the employer saves 13.8% on Employers National Insurance and may well be able to claim Capital allowance on the purchase. This will give the employer a 31% return on investing in an electric bike for you to use for commuting.

To recap, your organisation pays for the bike package on your behalf and then you repay them by accepting a reduced salary in exchange for the benefit of the package. Since your salary is reduced, you’re not paying tax on the cost of the package. So, you’re benefiting from the Government’s green transport plan and you’re helping us all by reducing pollution, congestion and helping to make a little bit of the world a better place.


We accept the following Cycle to Work schemes in our Bristol, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Stroud, Uckfield or Wilmslow stores:

Green Commute Initiative & Bike 2 Work

Green Commute Initiative
Bike2Work

As of 7th May 2021 we are no longer working with Cyclescheme, this applies to new applications as well as existing orders, we are sorry that as a business we had to make this decsion.


Frequently Asked Questions Cycle To Work Schemes

Can I participate in the cycle to work scheme?

To participate in the scheme you must receive your salary via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and be a working adult aged 16 or over. Your employer needs to be signed up and your earnings should be more than the National Living Wage (NLW) or National Minimum Wage (NMW) after the salary sacrifice is taken from your gross salary.

Can I get an e-bike on a cycle to work scheme?

Yes, you can absolutely get an e-bike on the cycle to work scheme. When shopping you will want to consider your employers' scheme limit to ensure you know what you will save.

Do I have to ride my cycle to work bike to the office every day?

Relax, no one is going to be checking up on you to see how often you’ve ridden it. Of course, the idea is that it’s used to ‘promote healthier journeys to work and reduce environmental pollution’, so using it as part of your commute is the obvious goal.

Is there a top limit

No not now but some employers will still have a ceiling limit so you will need to check with your HR department.

Why should I consider cycling to work?

Cycling to work helps you to save money on your commute, while getting fitter and enjoying the outdoors during the time you’d normally spend in the car or on public transport. An active commute has been proven to help you to feel more focused, productive, and happier during the day.


If you’d like to make a purchase through the Cycle to Work scheme, simply get in touch with your local store, please note Cycle To Work purchases will be subject to a build and handling charge of 5%.

Give us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366, Stroud 01453 299171, Uckfield 01825 764695 or Wilmslow 01625 441696 or you can send us an email HERE

Cycle to Work Scheme


The Cycle to Work Scheme is a government initiative that lets you make big savings on your electric bike by paying through tax-free salary sacrifice.

A higher rate taxpayer saves 42% of the value of the bike and a standard rate taxpayer saves 32%. Additionally, the employer saves 13.8% on Employers National Insurance and may well be able to claim Capital allowance on the purchase. This will give the employer a 31% return on investing in an electric bike for you to use for commuting.

To recap, your organisation pays for the bike package on your behalf and then you repay them by accepting a reduced salary in exchange for the benefit of the package. Since your salary is reduced, you’re not paying tax on the cost of the package. So, you’re benefiting from the Government’s green transport plan and you’re helping us all by reducing pollution, congestion and helping to make a little bit of the world a better place.


We accept the following Cycle to Work schemes in our Bristol, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Stroud, Uckfield or Wilmslow stores:

Green Commute Initiative & Bike 2 Work

Green Commute Initiative
Bike2Work

As of 7th May 2021 we are no longer working with Cyclescheme, this applies to new applications as well as existing orders, we are sorry that as a business we had to make this decsion.


Frequently Asked Questions Cycle To Work Schemes

Can I participate in the cycle to work scheme?

To participate in the scheme you must receive your salary via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and be a working adult aged 16 or over. Your employer needs to be signed up and your earnings should be more than the National Living Wage (NLW) or National Minimum Wage (NMW) after the salary sacrifice is taken from your gross salary.

Can I get an e-bike on a cycle to work scheme?

Yes, you can absolutely get an e-bike on the cycle to work scheme. When shopping you will want to consider your employers' scheme limit to ensure you know what you will save.

Do I have to ride my cycle to work bike to the office every day?

Relax, no one is going to be checking up on you to see how often you’ve ridden it. Of course, the idea is that it’s used to ‘promote healthier journeys to work and reduce environmental pollution’, so using it as part of your commute is the obvious goal.

Is there a top limit

No not now but some employers will still have a ceiling limit so you will need to check with your HR department.

Why should I consider cycling to work?

Cycling to work helps you to save money on your commute, while getting fitter and enjoying the outdoors during the time you’d normally spend in the car or on public transport. An active commute has been proven to help you to feel more focused, productive, and happier during the day.


If you’d like to make a purchase through the Cycle to Work scheme, simply get in touch with your local store, please note Cycle To Work purchases will be subject to a build and handling charge of 5%.

Give us a call in Bristol 0117 403 1103, Solihull 01564 779323, Sutton Coldfield 0121 355 6366, Stroud 01453 299171, Uckfield 01825 764695 or Wilmslow 01625 441696 or you can send us an email HERE

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