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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 can benefit your business in a number of ways, = spanning further than just monetary savings. Completely free to join, check out the bike to work scheme employer benefits below.

Save on National Insurance

When an employee acquires cycling equipment through the scheme, instalments are automatically deducted from their salary – pre-tax. This reduces their gross pay, lowering your NI contributions by up to 13.8%.

Reduce parking and congestion

The Cycle to Work Scheme means fewer spaces will be needed for parking, plus more people on bikes means less traffic congestion and pollution in your area. You can also chat to us about improving your cycle storage facilities.

Improving staff health & fitness

Staff who cycle to work are usually fitter and 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 in your organisation.

Boost your eco credentials

Promoting eco-friendly transport initiatives shows your business has a keen interest in the wellbeing of the local community and the environment. Plus, it helps in fulfilling your corporate social responsibility as employees reduce their carbon footprint.

Nothing to pay

Our scheme is completely free to join, and all admin, marketing and ongoing support is provided at no additional cost. Your dedicated account manager will also coordinate any financial arrangements, ensuring the scheme has no impact on your organisation’s cash flow.

Simple set-up

Starting your Cycle to Work scheme could not be easier. We work with you to create the ideal scheme for your organisation and can have it up and running in days. With easy management of applications and approvals, plus regular reports on scheme performance from your dedicated account manager, we take the work out of cycle to work.

How much can your organisation save?

Using our employee calculator below, you can see how signing up with the Cycle Solutions Cycle to Work Scheme can make a difference to your workplace.

Approximately, how many employees do you have?

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per year
Your organisation’s financial savings

You’ll save on paying Employer’s National Insurance when your employees obtain a bike through the scheme.

per year
Your employee’s monetary savings

By acquiring a bike through the scheme, your employees won’t have to pay tax or National Insurance on the total cost, saving up to 49%.

calories burned per week
Employee health benefits

Cycling to work isn’t just financially beneficial, it’s also great for the health of your workplace. This number is based on an employee cycling 5 miles for their commute each week, instead of driving.

kg CO2
Helping the environment

By hopping on the saddle instead of in the car, employees will, on average, reduce their overall carbon footprint. This figure is based on an employee cycling 5 miles to work instead of driving.

 

Calculations are based on a 5% uptake and £700 average package value

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 Work Scheme requirements will be incorporated at no additional cost.

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.

These free events are available to all of our clients, engaging 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.

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.

How it works

If you’re an employer, it’s easy to sign up to the scheme. Visit our step-by-step guide for more information on what to expect when a scheme is being processed, including information on salary sacrifice agreements and invoicing.

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Employee Advantages

Why should you join Cycle Solutions?

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.

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Testimonials

What our clients say

  • Cycle Solutions are simple to use, provide excellent customer service and have greatly reduced the level of paperwork we had for Cycle to Work.

    Edinburgh College

  • We find all the members of the Cycle Solutions team to be friendly and helpful and the schemes are proving to be increasingly popular.

    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Cycle Solutions streamlined the entire process. The service they provide is comprehensive and the knowledge of the products on offer was very confidence inspiring

    Halton Borough Council

  • The key to the scheme's successful launch was a collaborative effort, with our Internal Communications and Wellbeing teams alongside Cycle Solutions all coming together.

    BGL Group

  • We have found Cycle Solutions very efficient, friendly and easy to work with and are very responsive when we have queries.

    Co-op

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