Cyclescheme is the UK's most popular cycle to work benefit, creating more cyclists than any other provider.

LAST UPDATED: 30/06/2020

Since lockdown, the UK cycle industry has seen an extraordinary rise in bike sales; approx. 6 months of bike sales in 6 weeks. This, coupled with production and shipping delays caused by COVID-19 means that demand for bikes generally outweighs availability at the moment. In particular, there has been a huge demand for entry-level to medium price commuter bikes (£200-800). 

The good news is that Cyclescheme has a large network of over 2,000 retailers. Plus, our retail network is diverse with multiple types of retailers to choose from (local, online and brand direct).  

We're working closely with brands and our retailer network to ensure every rider can access a bike. 

Here are our top retailer tips to support you in getting a bike:

✔ Speak to your local bike store first, call them to ask what they have available
✔ Use our online click and collect brands like Wisper bikes to increase your choice 
✔ There is currently more availability and choice of bikes over £1,000 than there is under £1,000
✔ We have created a range of ‘online pop-up stores’ to support demand
   (these are new phone and email mail order stores)
✔ Pre-order now available with many retailers for new 2021 bikes released end of Aug and early sept

Check your limit with your employer if you think a premium model or e-bike might be for you.

Try less known bike stores:

✔ Look at categories of bikes like gravel and folding (conventionally less popular but amazing commuter bikes and fun to ride)

New chain - Pure Electric

Pure Electric now open with stores across the UK and a great online store.

Opening hours are 10-6 Mon to Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. 

Locations include:

  • Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Glasgow, Liverpool,Manchester,Southampton, Norwich and Nottingham

Brands include:

  • Cube, Haibike, Raleigh, Giant, Wisper, Specialized, Gtech, Brompton, Bergamont, BMC, Orbea and Scott

New brand direct retailers

The following new brands are also available direct with a Cyclescheme certificate:

Coming Soon:

  • BMC 
  • LOOK 
  • Argon 18 
  • Haibike 
  • Laiperre 

New Cyclescheme Partners – across the UK

40 new retailers have joined Cyclescheme across the UK in the last month - here are some of the highlights:

New 2021 Bikes 

We are on the verge of the new 2021 bikes being released and pre-order is now available at a range of retailers across the country; guaranteeing your new bike as early as August for many. 

For example, view the range of Tredz 2021 bike ready for pre-order - here.

Less well-known brands with better stock

✔ Look at brands that sit outside the main 10 leading brands… we have over 330 bike brands available at Cyclescheme who are able to support  

GT Bikes 
Go Cycle 


✔ E-bikes are well-stocked across the industry; they may not as expensive as you might think

We have a large dedicated list of e-
bike retailers across the UK.

Many of whom ship directly to your door:

Other topical information...

Cycle Republic

Cycle Republic is now closed, if you have a query based on this please visit our FAQ on the topic.

Components and accessories:  

Our retailer network is well stocked with a huge range of accessories and components. If you're struggling to find the new bike you want but have an older bike in the shed, why not consider upgrading it? 

Take advantage of our local and online retailers to turn that old bike into a functional one which can support your commute.  

To learn more about items that are allowed on the scheme check out our knowledge base article on the topic 

Any Bike Guarantee 

Due to unprecedented demand for bikes, we are unable to facilitate our ‘Any Bike Guarantee’ presently. 

If you can’t find the bike you want... 

  • Redeem your eCertificate for another bike at the same retailer  

  • Redeem it at a different retailer 

  • Cancel and reapply for a package of a different value  

If you wish to cancel and reapply, this may take time for your employer to do - it's worth avoiding this if you can.  



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