About the Scheme

Cyclescheme enables your employees to get a bike tax-free, saving on average about half the cost. It's completely free to join, and easy to administer online...

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Introduction

Welcome to Cyclescheme, the UK’s leading provider of tax-free bikes for work through independent bike shops. We pride ourselves in giving you the best service available with the minimum of administration. Our scheme is run in strict accordance to the government’s green travel plan and conforms to the requirements of the HMRC, OFT and DfT. We also provide Hire Agreements for employees and a free secure website for Certificate processing. This extranet site is password protected and enables you to manage employees’ applications with the click of a mouse.

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How Cyclescheme works

You sign up with Cyclescheme; you're given access to our online system.

Employees have 3 convenient choices for browsing and ordering their Cyclescheme package:

  1. In-store
    • Shop locally by utilising any of Cyclescheme's 2,000+ highstreet retailers
  2. Click & Collect
    • All the benefits of shopping online with the added convenience and peace of mind of picking your Cyclescheme package up in-store
  3. Home delivery
    • The best deals delivered to your employees door

The employee then heads over to Cyclescheme's website and applies for their chosen package by entering the details and clicking to request a Certificate.

Once an employee has requested a Certificate, you can confirm eligibility and approve the request. Cyclescheme will send you an invoice for the bike package, and a Hire Agreement is sent to the employee to sign.

As soon as the bike is paid for, the Certificate is sent to the employee.

The employee contacts their chosen bike shop to arrange collection.

The balance of the bike is deducted via salary sacrifice. At the end of the hire period, the employee pays a Market Value payment to make the bike theirs. Cyclescheme can collect this payment for you.

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How to get started

When you're ready, you can click here to register

We look forward to being of service. Please note that the scheme is available to UK tax payers who pay PAYE. Self-employed workers cannot take part in the scheme.

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Is it a Government Scheme?

Yes. Within the Government’s Green Transport Plan, there’s a tax exemption which allows employers to provide cycles and safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit. Technically speaking, employees actually hire the bicycles from you, buying them at the end of the salary sacrifice period for a Fair Market Value payment. Cyclescheme will collect this Fair Market Value payment for you, and we can also offer highly competitive finance packages from well known providers.

The employer buys the bikes and safety accessories at full retail price. The balance is recovered from a reduction in the employee’s gross salary, and employers also benefit from National Insurance contribution savings. The net result? You save money on every bike you process through the scheme!

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