eBike Cycle to Work Scheme at Cycle Solutions

eBikes are the perfect commuter bike and can cut the commute time quite significantly when compared to using a traditional bike. When an employer is signed up to the cycle to work scheme, employees can acquire an e-bike completely tax-free! Find out more here.

eBike Cycle to Work Scheme at Cycle Solutions

What is the Cycle to Work Scheme?

The Cycle to Work Scheme is a UK government initiative which encourages commuters to bike to work wherever possible. The scheme is run through participating employers, allowing employees to hire new cycling equipment without paying any tax or national insurance on the goods. Acquiring a bike through the Cycle to Work Scheme saves employees up to 49% on their equipment. The cost of the bike is automatically taken via a salary sacrifice arrangement (which means that it is taken directly from your pay cheque without being taxed). To get an instant estimate of how much you could save, check out our handy calculator!

Since launch, the scheme has now lifted the previously instated £1,000 limit on a bike, meaning that employees now have a much larger pool to choose from when selecting their bike. This increase means that eBikes are now available on the scheme, and as one of the UK’s leading Cycle to Work scheme providers, acquiring a cycle to work scheme eBike through Cycle Solutions is simple.

Why choose an ebike?

Each commuting journey will require a different type of bike. eBikes have many benefits, especially for those with a lower fitness level or those who need to tackle hilly or tough terrain on their journey. Riders can simply use the bike’s “boost” to power themselves over more difficult areas, and ride for much longer and more consistently compared to a traditional manual bike.

Types of cycle to work scheme ebikes

Electric Folding Bike

Electric folding bikes can be folded and unfolded in seconds, ensuring that they can be stored on buses, trains and under desks. Best suited to a mixed commute, they have small wheels making them easy to manoeuvre down city streets.

Electric Hybrid Bike

The most versatile of electric bikes, the hybrid bikes are designed to cover a wide range of varied terrain. It has many of the same features as a traditional hybrid bike, however, it also features that all-important electric boost to help riders reach their destination comfortably.

Electric Mountain Bike

Electric mountain bikes are suited for off-road rugged terrains, making those climbs much easier to manage. They usually have higher volume tyres and increased suspension features. These types of bikes tend to be more expensive and are much heavier than their counterparts.

Acquiring a Cycle to Work scheme eBike through cycle Solutions

If you’re an employer, it’s easy to start the application process for the Cycle to Work Scheme! Plus, it’s entirely free to sign up. Simply request a call back and one of our team will get in touch with you. Or, if you’d like more information, visit our How it Works page.

Alternatively, if you’re an employee, you can fill in a short form here to refer your employer to the scheme – and we’ll take care of the rest.

Partner shops

Cycle Solutions are proud to partner with over 1,000 independent bike retailers from all over the UK, where you can browse and get advice in person from a specialist before making your choice. If your local shop is not listed, we can enquire with them directly.

Find a bike shop near you

Shop with Cycle Solutions

Another option is to browse online with Cycle Solutions directly. Our partner website offers a huge range of quality bikes and eBikes. Once an order is placed by an employee, a hire agreement is sent through to the employer for approval. Once approved, we’ll deliver the bike and accessories to your chosen location.

Using our portal

You can also use the Cycle Solutions dedicated portal. This will only show the bikes available to you within your company scheme limits, making it easier to browse.

Find out more about the Cycle to Work Scheme Fill in our online form

Frequently asked questions

We are one of the UK's leading Cycle to Work scheme providers, as well as one of the founding members of the Cycle to Work Alliance, the guardians of the Cycle to Work scheme. Cycle Solutions has over 14 years' experience in providing effective Cycle to Work schemes and our clients benefit from top levels of scheme take-up and employee engagement. We work with employers of all shapes and sizes right across the UK, providing them and their employees with Cycle to Work schemes that are easy to manage but with guaranteed compliance. Find testimonials from our clients here.

Signing up couldn't be simpler, input your details on our site and one of our team will be in touch to answer any questions and help you sign up.

Our team of Cycle to Work scheme experts will be really pleased to discuss everything with you. From how you start a Cycle to Work scheme & funding options, to how to promote the scheme and answer any questions you may get from your staff, our experts can take the work out of Cycle to Work.

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Or for a quick guide on how we can provide the perfect Cycle to Work scheme for your business, why not download our information brochure here.

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No. We offer a completely free end of scheme management option to ensure that your employees maximise the savings that are available to them through their Cycle to Work scheme. With no additional costs for employees at the end of their salary sacrifice period, the savings they make through salary sacrifice are not eroded by any fees or costs. So, when we quote savings for employees on our website, in our free marketing communications, and at our pop-up shop roadshows, we know that those are true savings that your employees will enjoy.

We have over fourteen years' experience of working with employers large and small, including UK Government departments like HM Revenue & Customs, Department for Transport as well as other employers including Metropolitan Police, Network Rail and TfL.

We can offer employees the widest choice. Our best of both world's solution will enable your employees to choose their cycle to work package from either our comprehensive online store with the widest selection of bikes and cycling equipment, or from our UK-wide network of local partner bike shops. We can help your company to be more environmentally friendly, save money and help create healthier, happier staff. We're biased but we think cycling is amazing, it can get you places, improve your mental health and fitness, plus it means less time sat in traffic or on crowded public transport.

We offer flexible scheme limits, easy administration, simple scheme set-ups, dedicated support and bespoke communications. Plus, it's a great incentive to offer your employees, it can save you money, and it's free and simple to sign up.

As an employer there are many benefits; from NI savings to happier employees, there's no downside to signing up to the Cycle to Work scheme. We offer a flexible scheme, minimal admin, bespoke communications, pop-up shop roadshows, Bike Dr events and eBike demonstrations, and more. You can find all the benefits of the scheme here. Find out how it works, and when ready, you can sign up with us.

As long as you receive your pay through PAYE, are 16 or over, your employer is signed up to our scheme, and you earn more than National minimum wage after the salary sacrifice, you are eligible to take advantage of the scheme. If you are under 18 you will need your guardian as guarantor.

Find out how much you could save by using our calculator.

We can directly supply over 400 cycling brands and have a wide range of bicycles, kit and accessories to choose from. Your employer will set a scheme limit, this will determine how much you're able to spend. If you choose your cycle to work package directly from Cycle Solutions, you also benefit from discounts, eight weeks free insurance from Cycleplan, extended warranty, great savings, and a kit bag with tools. If you prefer, we work with independent partner bike shops all over the UK meaning you can visit them to get expert advice, get fitted for your new bike, and collect your cycle to work order instore.

There really is no better way to get a new bike and/or equipment than through the Cycle to Work scheme with Cycle Solutions. Not only will you benefit from huge savings off the retail price, you'll be able to get exactly what you want to make cycling to work a breeze. In addition to this, by ordering directly with us you will earn reward points to use on any future purchases. All our bikes are built and quality checked by Cytech qualified mechanics before we send them, and delivery is arranged at your convenience. All you need to do once the bike arrives is turn the bars and pop the pedals on (instructions are included).

You choose your bike, accessories or both, then you and your employer both approve the hire agreement and salary sacrifice. Once everything is approved, all in-stock orders are dispatched to your chosen address as soon as possible. You're also able to use our UK-wide partner store network to find a bike shop near you. This means there's even more choice!

Typically, the process takes a few days but will depend on your scheme and its parameters. Once all agreements are signed and providing everything is in stock, it will be sent out as soon as possible. For bike shop orders through our partner network, we issue a letter of collection for you to go and collect your order.

Read our FAQs, or alternatively get in touch and we'll be happy to help.