Welcome to the West Midlands Fire Service pages of the Cycle Solutions website.
We have created these pages specifically for you to help you understand how the scheme works and what the costs and benefits are.
The cycle to work scheme enables you to obtain a bike and/or cycling accessories to use for riding to work whilst making tax and National Insurance savings. You rent your chosen bike and cycling equipment through salary sacrifice from West Midlands Fire Service.
A salary sacrifice happens when you give up the right to receive part of your salary due. The salary sacrifice enables you to pay back the loan on your bike, accessories and safety equipment from gross rather than net pay for the hire period, allowing you to benefit from income tax and NI relief which is where savings are accrued. Typical savings on the scheme can be up to 40% for basic rate tax payers, and 49% for higher rate tax payers, but the actual amount you pay depends on your personal tax band and higher rate taxpayers will save more.
Please note that upon receipt of a bike you will need to straighten and tighten the handlebars and also attach the pedals. Instructions are provided to assist with this.
Please consider your safety when using the equipment. Safety accessories such as a helmet, lightset, clothing and lock can be chosen through the cycle to work scheme.
You can place your order online or by telephone. Cycle Solutions will then contact you to ensure the bike and equipment you ordered is suitable for your needs.
Price Matching - if you can send screen shots showing online prices for like for like models (i.e. same brand, year, size) from other outlets, and we are confident that a like for like model is being requested, then we will honour any price match.
Please be aware that your additional scheme discount is not valid on local bike shop orders nor on items that are already on sale greater than or equal to 12%.