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February 8, 2012 in Bicycles, Cycle to Work, Cycling Accessories

Hey!  Yes you.  Come over here for a minute….

We’ve got to share a little bit of information about an incredible scheme that far too many people don’t know anything about.

It’s quite staggering really, in this day and age of special offers, voucher codes, collective buying and internet price comparison charts that so many people don’t know about Cycle to Work – a simply brilliant way to fund buying a decent bicycle.  Cycle to Work is a government-backed scheme that is part of the Green Transport plan (which aims to cut down on carbon emissions by having fewer vehicles on the road) by encouraging people to buy bicycles and cycle more to work.  This we all know is great for health, the environment, the community and actually has no downsides whatsoever really.  Essentially, the scheme works via a ‘salary sacrifice’ system, whereby your salary is slightly reduced over what is usually a 12 or 18 month period in order to pay for the bike. Because you will be paying back your employer for the bike from gross pay rather than net, you will benefit from tax and NI relief.

Here’s the most astounding bit… Cycle to Work can save you up to 42% on the price of a BEG bicycle and cycling accessories (such as a basket, lock or helmet) – enabling anyone in employment to obtain a bike and any other associated accessories at a substantially reduced price.

We’re delighted to have just signed up as an accredited partner to Cyclescheme, Britain’s leading independent organiser of the scheme.   Here’s a delightful little film by Cyclescheme explaining how the process would work for you and how you could make these great savings on the purchase of a BEG Bicycle…

Cyclescheme Process Animation from Cyclescheme Ltd on Vimeo.

To read more about how you and your employer can be involved in the scheme and to learn about how you can buy a BEG bicycle this way, please see www.cyclescheme.com, a great website with lots of information.

If your employer has already signed up with Cyclescheme, then, as an accredited partner, we would be delighted to help by providing you with a quotation.

Happy days!