What is the cycle to work scheme and how does it work?
The Cycle to Work Scheme is a very popular way of buying a new bike (or equipment). The way the scheme works is your employer buys the bike and equipment, then leases it to you through an interest-free salary sacrifice scheme. In short, this means you’ll pay less for your bike and you will be able to pay in installments. The Cycle to Work Scheme is a ‘salary sacrifice’. This means the cost of a new bike and equipment is deducted from your salary as a non-cash benefit, so you save from 25% on tax and national insurance.
What schemes are available?
Quella accepts Cycle To Work vouchers from all these providers:
- Halfords Cycle2Work
- NHS Bikes (aka “Vivup”)
How to purchase using Cycle to Work scheme
It’s a very simple process, the following steps indicate how to proceed
In order to get started, you must first check your employer is signed-up to one of the aforementioned schemes. Once this is done, then the fun can begin and you can select your Quella and or your equipment*.
*see eligible items at the base of this page that are available under the scheme rules.
Once you have decided upon your items you can contact your employer affiliated Cycle To Work scheme and establish the value of the certificate you require (the value of the bike and/or accessories you wish to purchase). Once this is submitted, your employer will receive a copy of the hire agreement which they need to approve and pay for.
Your HR department authorises/issues you your voucher with your affiliated scheme.
Send your voucher/certificate to our customer service team, firstname.lastname@example.org along with your selected bike and or accessories and we will do the rest**. As soon as we have your certificate we can arrange delivery.
**If there are accessories you would like that we do not offer within our product range please do ask, we are able to source a wide variety of equipment that we can order and add to your purchase.
Cycle to Work covers the following bikes and safety equipment:
- Cycle helmets (conform to EU standard EN 1078)
- Bells & bulb horns
- Mirrors & mudguards
- Cycling clothing, Cycle clips & dress guards
- Panniers, luggage carriers and straps
- Locks & chains
- Pumps, puncture repair kits, cycle tool kits & tyre sealant
Can I add Items not eligible for the Cycle to Work scheme?
Yes, orders containing any items not included in the Cycle to Work scheme can be paid for separately by Card, PayPal through the checkout process.
Can I top up the voucher?
Yes, orders containing over the value of Cycle to Work scheme voucher can be paid for by Card or PayPal.
What if I need to return or exchange anything?
Items can be exchanged like for like or to same value. Returns must be in as new condition and require written employer authorisation.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch by phone or e-mail and we will be more than happy to assist. We have gone through the process many times so will be happy to take the burden from you.