The Government’s ambition that cycling and walking are the natural choices for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey, was clearly set out in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy published in 2017. If we can increase levels of active travel, such as cycling, the benefits are substantial. For individuals, it means cheaper travel and better health. For businesses, it means increased productivity and increased footfall in shops. And for society as a whole it means lower congestion, better air quality, and vibrant, attractive places and communities.
The Department for Transport offers employers the ability to grant their employees a salary sacrifice cycle and accessory hire scheme, with the express intention of encouraging more people to cycle to work. This salary sacrifice benefit is implemented by various scheme providers who employers are able to sign up with. Enquire with your employer to see if they have a scheme in place, where you may purchase your bike and accessories, and if any limits have been set on the monetary value.
Cyclescheme is the UK's most prevalent cycle to work scheme provider with a broad range of retailers.
Cyclescheme certificates are intended for the purchase of a single bicycle and anything else you could conceivably use it with to ride to work. This can include lots of different things such as: clothing, components, lights, or a helmet. However, there are a few notable exemptions including: action cameras, GPS trackers, car racks, and turbo trainers. We will check your purchase before redeeming the certificate to make sure that everything is OK.
If your employer has signed up to Cyclescheme you can apply for a certificate via their website here
If your employer has not signed up to Cyclescheme they can find out more information about it here
To see how much you could save based on your salary and order value check out the Cyclescheme calculator.
Which scheme providers do you accept?
ORRO Bikes can accept certificates as payment from the following scheme providers: Cyclescheme, Green Commute Initiative, Cycle Solutions, and Bike 2 Work.
Where can I get my Certificate?
If you don't have a certificate yet you can build your basket to get a quote, then submit that quote to you cycle to work scheme provider.
Can I use my certificate in multiple transactions?
No, you can only redeem your certificate in one transaction.
Can I select equipment with a different value to my certificate?
No, please ensure the equipment you want to order matches your certificate value. All certificates are redeemed in full even if your basket value is less. Further information can be found here