You can now save 25-39% on bikes and accessories worth over £1000
With the increase in budget you can now get the bike you desire along with all the accessories you need to ride to work.
The Department for Transport have updated their cycle to work guidance and made it acceptable for employees to request certificates with a value of above £1000 via the cycle to work package. This means you can now, with your employers permission, order a bike and/or accessories above the previous threshold of £1000 and save up to 39% on the retail value. This opens up the potential to invest in a higher value bike such as an e-bike or a good quality carbon road bike.
The popularity of electric bikes being used by commuters has soared in recent years. Riding to work using an electric bike takes the sweat out of commuting and means you can roll into the office feeling comfortable and full of life. An electric bike will offer pedal-powered assistance up to speeds of 15mph, meaning you can cruise through city centre traffic with minimal effort.
A hybrid or leisure bike is the most common type of bike used by commuters. A hybrid bike takes in elements of road and mountain bikes to create a balance of comfort, speed and practicality. The majority of hybrid bikes will be equipped with flat handlebars, road bike size wheels and an upright geometry. This type of bike will come with wide enough tyres for riding over mixed terrain and will also offer a wide range of gears, making pedalling easy and efficient.
For the all-weather, multi-terrain commuter a gravel road or cyclocross bike is the ultimate companion. These bikes are very similar to a standard road bike but with capability to take on more varied surfaces, ideal if your ride to work involves a mix of tarmac and bridleways. Most aluminium gravel and cyclocross bikes come with mudguard and pannier mounts which are extremely useful if you’re commuting with luggage.