Cycle to work
Cycle to Work is a government scheme, aimed at making cycling more affordable and accessible for commuters and leisure riders. It's a simple three-step process, which will help you save up to 42% on a brand new bike, cycling accessories or a combination of the two!
New Cyclescheme Legislation
This exciting new change in legislation has removed the £1000 limit for bikes under the Governments Cycle To Work initiative, so employers can now apply to have no limit on the value of certificates issued to employees! This new limit is available from today so your employer can start applying for a higher (or even unlimited) Cycle To Work limit straight away!
This new limit means that you can save EVEN more on your new bike, by paying for the whole bike via salary sacrifice (and not just the first £1000). This is a great initiative to get more people out on their bikes, and the changes in the upper limit mean that the potential savings are bigger than ever.
Electric bikes are a hugely popular commuting bike, reducing the effort on hills means that you can get to work quickly, and without breaking a sweat. The new increase on the upper limit for Cycle To Work now means that you can put the whole value of your new electric bike through the Cycle To Work scheme, saving you money on the bike, and on your commute!
How can you take advantage of this new upper limit?
If you want to benefit from this new higher limit, all you need to do is get in touch with your employer or HR department and ask them to apply for a higher limit through their chosen Cycle To Work provider. Then you can apply for a higher value certificate and save on your dream bike!
*Please note, cycle to work certificates cannot be topped up above their current limit. If you wish to spend more than your voucher allows, you will need to speak to your employer about increasing their limit.
How does the scheme work?
Step 1 Choose your bike and/ or equipment
You can take advantage of Cycle to Work in any of our stores and online.
Simply browse our range of bikes, accessories and clothing and decide on a package that suits you. Your Cycle to Work allowance can be used against a bike, accessories, or a combination of the two. Accessories such as a cycle helmet and hi-vis clothing would be a sensible choice, while a pannier rack or basket will make taking your packed lunch to work a doddle. See our FAQ section below for more details.
A 10% surcharge is applicable on sale items purchased using the cycle to work scheme. A flat 10% is applied to all Halfords cycle to work purchases. These surcharges are passed on from the cycle to work provider. Some products are excluded from cycle to work from time to time.
Step 2 Request Your Cycle to Work Certificate via your employer
Once you've chosen your items, you need to check with your HR / Finance department whether your company is already enrolled on a Cycle to Work scheme. You can then request a certificate equal to the value of your order. We accept vouchers / certificates from the following Cycle to Work providers:
Step 3 Receive Your Equipment & Hit the Road!
Once you have your certificate simply bring it in store, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0330 555 0080, and along with a list of the products you're looking to purchase, we can put your order together for you.
We'll then redeem your voucher with your Cycle to Work provider and hand over your bike (or ship it to you, if you're ordering online), fully built and ready to ride. Some providers allow us to release your bike and equipment immediately on receipt of your voucher; with others, you may need to allow a few days' processing time. Rest assured that from our side, we'll be working as fast as we can to get your bike to you.Visit our stores
Frequently Asked Questions
If you're a UK employee, Cycle to Work allows you to spread the cost of a new bike and equipment, by paying in instalments taken directly from your wage. The payments are taken out of your gross wage and your Tax & NI contributions are then worked out based on your new lower gross wage, saving you money on your new bike and equipment.
You'll enter into a hire agreement with your employer or cycle to work provider, who own the bike for the period of the agreement. At the end of this period, you then have the option of buying your bike or continuing to use it while you work for the company. If you decide to purchase the bike, the balance you owe will be based on a percentage of how much the bike was worth at the time you took out the Cycle to Work scheme.
If you are purchasing more than one bike, please note that both bikes must be the same frame size.
With Cycle to Work, you can get any accessory that keeps your bike wheels turnings, like:
- Safety accessories - that help keep you and your bike safe; helmets, bike lights, reflectors, mirrors, bells, locks...
- Essential accessories - necessary to cycle commute; clothing and shoes, mudguards, panniers, backpacks, child safety seats...
- Components and parts - that keep your bike in great shape; pumps, puncture repair kits, cycle tool kits, tyre sealant, group-sets, wheels, cranksets, cassettes...
- In fact - you can get almost any cycle accessory! Shop online or in-store and discover the accessories that can complement your cycle commute.
Please note - cameras and GPS computers & car racks are not allowed under the Cycle to Work scheme.
We accept vouchers from the following government-approved Cycle to Work providers:
- Bike2Work Scheme
- Green Commute Initiative (for electric bikes)
- Halfords Cycle 2 Work (10% surcharge applies)
Do you wish to get equipment above and beyond the value of your certificate? While you're no longer able to top-up your voucher, you can still purchase additional items.
Any bike/accessory that has a reduced RRP can be purchased through Cycle to Work, but will incur an additional charge of 10%, up to the value of the provider's fees.
Some products are unavailable for home delivery and must be collected in-store (in many cases this is a result of restrictions imposed by the brand). If you wish to purchase an item on the website marked as "click & collect only" then you will need to contact your local store directly.
Yes, electric bikes are available through the cycle to work schem, and a great way to commute!
If you have any questions, we're here to help — just give our team a call on 0330 555 0080.
Yes you can — you just need to specify which store, when creating your quote.
Yes you can, however please be aware that an 10% surcharge will apply to sale items. If you have any questions please contact our customer service team on email@example.com.
Yes, all of our ex-demo, ex-hire and return bikes are available on the scheme. Unfortunately, part-exchange bikes cannot be purchased using cycle to work.
Unfortunately you cannot purchase the following items using the Cycle to work scheme: cameras, GPS devices, car racks, turbo trainers, gift cards, nutrition, power meters, headphones, children's bikes.