11 results for author: Cycle2Work


Refreshed Cycle to Work Scheme guidance a boost for cycling

The Cycle to Work Alliance, in collaboration with senior transport, environment and health leaders, has today welcomed the government’s update to the Cycle to Work Scheme guidance. Not only will the new guidance bring significantly increased health and wellbeing benefits, it will also further reduce the number of cars on the road and improve air quality. The new guidance makes it easier and simpler for employers to offer the scheme to their employees and, therefore, easier for employees to get on a bike. In fact, the new guidance will enable more people than ever to access the benefits of regularly cycling to work. As such, the update to ...

Cyclescheme’s Adrian Warren announced as new Cycle to Work Alliance Chair

Adrian will take over from Steve Edgell of Cycle Solutions, who has held the Chairmanship since 2010. Adrian will lead the Alliance on its continued engagement with the Department for Transport as it approaches publication of the updated Cycle to Work Scheme guidance this summer. The Alliance continues to promote the benefits of cycling to work in terms of its contributions to health, the environment and employee engagement, making the case for sustainable commuting. In recent years the Cycle to Work Alliance has been pivotal in safeguarding the Cycle to Work Scheme under increasing government scrutiny of salary sacrifice schemes. The ...

The healthy commute

I am pleased to see from this report that the majority of participants in the Cycle to Work Scheme, including employers, recognise the benefits of keeping fit, and that many participants have noticed improvements to their health since joining. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of dying early by 30 per cent and halve the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, over the years we have inadvertently designed physical activity out of modern life, and more than 28 per cent of adults in England do less than 30 minutes a week. International evidence demonstrates that countries in which cycling is a more common mode of transport ...

Record breaking year for the cycle to work scheme

Figures released today by the Cycle to Work Alliance (Cyclescheme, Cycle Solutions, Evans Cycles and Halfords), demonstrate a 16.4% increase in scheme uptake compared to 2012, with 164,317 employees, in the last year alone, having been encouraged to commute to work by bike as a result of the scheme. Rounding off an exceptional year, Q4 2013 saw an 11% year-on-year increase in scheme participation compared to figures for the final quarter of 2012. This growth marks out the past twelve months as the best year for the scheme as employers increasingly recognise the importance of encouraging healthy lifestyle choices among their staff. ...

Cycle to Work Scheme sees huge growth as rail fares increase

Figures published today by the Cycle to Work Alliance (Cyclescheme, Cycle Solutions, Evans Cycles and Halfords) highlight a 22.5% increase in take up in the second quarter of 2013, when compared to the same period in 2012. This follows a similarly large 19.3% year-on-year increase for the first quarter of 2013. Overall, the second quarter has seen the scheme encouraging over 29,000 new cyclists to commute to work by bike*, with over 44,000 new cyclists signing up to the scheme in the first half of this year. With MPs set to debate the findings of the Get Britain Cycling report in Parliament on 2ndSeptember, these latest figures ...

The Green Way to Work – Sustainable Transport Report

Cycling is a healthy choice and a quick and practical way of getting around. The Coalition Government recognises this, and we are working to ensure that Britons feel confident and comfortable cycling at all times. We are investing in infrastructure and safety improvements that will achieve this. In the past year we have committed a further £107 million to cycling infrastructure, on top of the £600 million being invested through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund where 94 out of 96 schemes contain a cycling element. In addition, the recent publication of our Door to Door strategy document looks ways to promote integrated sustainable ...

Halfords

As an employee, the Cycle2work scheme allows you to make huge savings on a new bike and any safety equipment. You can save up to 42% because the scheme acts as a tax break, which means you can get a brand new bike without paying tax and national insurance on it.    

Evans Cycles

Evans Cycles Ride-to-Work scheme is a leading provider of the Government’s Cycle to Work scheme. This popular employee benefit provides excellent tax savings on our wide range of bikes and equipment. The choice could be a new bike plus high-vis clothing and safety accessories or simply new kit for the commute – it’s all available through Ride-to-Work with up to 42% tax savings.

Cycle Solutions

Cycle Solutions enables you to get a tax-free bike. By covering the cost of the bike through a salary sacrifice, most people save about 39% of the cost. But, if you pay higher-rate tax you could save more. It's simple!

Cyclescheme

Cyclescheme is an employee benefit that saves you 25-39% on a bike and accessories (or even more with our offers). You pay nothing upfront and the payments are taken tax efficiently from your salary by your employer.