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Cycle to work scheme benefits for employers

What are the employer benefits of a cycle to work scheme?

Having an energised and inspired workplace is every employer’s dream, and getting people on bikes can help to create just that. The Cycle Solutions cycle to work scheme has a range of benefits for organisations, spanning further than just monetary savings. Completely free to join, take a look at our full list of bike to work scheme employer benefits below.

Save on your National Insurance contributions

When employees order a bike through the scheme, they pay the loan of the cycling equipment through instalments taken directly from their salary, effectively reducing their gross pay – this is otherwise known as salary sacrifice.

This also benefits you as the employer, reducing your NI contributions by 13.8% of the value of all equipment supplied.

Reduce parking and congestion problems

Introducing our cycle to work scheme means fewer spaces will be needed for parking! In fact, did you know that twenty bicycles can be comfortably parked in the same space as a single car?

Using the scheme also reduces traffic congestion and pollution in the surrounding area. For advice and support for organisations looking to improve cycle parking facilities, get in touch with us.

Improving staff health, fitness and morale

Staff who cycle to work are usually fitter and therefore more productive, leading to better job performance and fewer sick days! Plus, supporting the health and wellbeing of your colleagues will help to improve internal relations within your organisation.

Improve your environmental credentials

Promoting alternative, eco-friendly transport initiatives shows you and your organisation have a keen interest in the wellbeing of both the local community and the environment. Plus, it helps you in fulfilling your corporate social responsibility and potentially benefitting from a positive public perception.

Cycling to work is also great for the environment, helping you reduce your carbon footprint.

Nothing to pay

Our scheme is completely free to join, plus all admin, marketing and ongoing support is provided at no additional cost.

Your dedicated account manager will coordinate and implement any financial arrangements, as well as setting up any third-party lease agreements to ensure employers avoid any upfront costs.

As a result, the scheme will have no impact on your organisation’s cash flow.

To find out more, click here to request a call back.

Bespoke Promotional Material

Bespoke promotional material with your company branding

We design and produce unique marketing materials for your business, entirely free of charge. These include:

  • Branded employee brochures.
  • Webpages.
  • Q&A documents.
  • Payslip flyers.
  • Emailers, and
  • Digital and printed posters

Plus, your logo and specific cycle to scheme requirements will be built in at no additional cost.

There are lots of advantages for your employees too!

  • Reward points on orders placed on our online store, meaning employees can benefit from further savings on equipment which isn’t available through the scheme e.g., children’s bikes and fitness computers.
  • An additional incentive to the basic salary package.
  • Unique webpages for staff to use, specific to your organisation. Find more employee benefits, here.
Employee Advantages
Employee Roadshows

Roadshows for your employees

When you sign up with Cycle Solutions, we provide free on-site road shows for you and your employees! This is where our experts visit your workplace, advising staff how the scheme works, whilst displaying a range of bikes and equipment.

Whilst COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, our online roadshows have now gone virtual! These free events are available to all of our clients, engaging your staff and enabling hundreds of employees to:

  • Find out more about the scheme.
  • Get advice from the expert roadshow team.
  • Discover the benefits of the cycle to work scheme.

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.

How it works

For employers, signing up to the scheme is super simple. Visit our handy step-by-step guide for more details on what to expect when a typical scheme is being processed, including information on salary sacrifice agreements and how invoicing works.

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Testimonials

What our clients say

  • We have rolled out the Cycle to Work scheme last year at BPL - the planning, organising and implementing went really smoothly. Everyone that I have dealt with were really very professional. It would have been great to have more bike options available, however, we were on lockdown at that time so understandably stocks were low. Shout out to Ceri for supporting us with the process.

    Bio Products Laboratory

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have been working with Cycle Solutions since the start of 2015 to provide a tax efficient benefit to our staff in the form of the Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice scheme.

    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Staff Benefits & Expenses Manager

  • We recently switched from an agreement with a single bike chain provider to Cycle Solutions. Our staff can now choose the best deal from multiple bike retailers and we have seen a huge uptake in employees buying bikes and living healthier lifestyles. Cycle Solutions are simple to use, provide excellent customer service and have greatly reduced the level of paperwork we had for Cycle to Work. We are more than happy to recommend Cycle Solutions.

    Edinburgh College

  • We used Cycle Solutions for the first time this year (2015). We changed from an alternative provider and transition/set up was relatively simple. One of the big benefits of using Cycle Solutions from an administration point of view is that they provide their own marketing materials, run roadshows and completely manage the end of scheme process. Cycle Solutions operate their own online shop with the opportunity to include local bike shops if required. The vast majority of staff made a point of feeding back to HR how pleased they were with their bikes!

    University of Derby
    Reward & Policy Co-ordinator

  • Halton Borough Council has worked with a number of Cycle to Work providers before making the switch to Cycle Solutions. After discussing the service we required Cycle Solutions streamlined the entire process. The service they provide is comprehensive and the knowledge of the products on offer was very confidence inspiring. Regular comments from staff confirmed our thoughts that we were working with a company with a genuine passion for cycling. Our account manager Ceri was fantastic to work with and always on hand to answer any queries. Overall a very professional and motivated company to work with.

    Halton Borough Council

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