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 instalments.
What schemes are available?
Quella accepts Cycle To Work vouchers from all these providers:
NHS Bikes (aka “Vivup”)
GCI (Green Commute Initiative)
How to purchase using Cycle to Work scheme
Cycle to Work covers all Quella products such as:
Bikes & e-Bikes
Cycle helmets (conform to EU standard EN 1078)
What voucher amount should I request?
Add up the total of items you would like on our website to get your quote, speak to your employer and request a voucher for this amount. Any problems, just tell us what you would like and we can work it out for you! Shipping cost is not included.
How do I process the voucher?
Drop us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your voucher, shipping address and items requested and we will talk you through the next steps.
Can I top up the voucher?
Yes, orders containing over the value of Cycle to Work scheme voucher can be paid for by payment request or through our checkout process.
Can I customise my bike using my Cycle to work scheme?
Of course! Let us know what you are looking for in your dream bike and we can give you a quote for your voucher. You can choose from over 250 frame colours.
We can further customise your bike to your requirements and more than happy to talk you through various options, such as –
Wheel rim colours
Personalised wheel decals
We welcome any other bespoke requests you may have, please see our customs page for some inspiration.
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.
What if my employer is not part of a cycle scheme?
If your employer is not part of a cycle scheme, we’ve partnered with the Green Commute Initiative, a leading UK-based provider. There’s no limit to the price of the bike, and you can save the full tax rate on the whole price of the bike. And unlike other schemes, there is no 7% end-of-scheme charge if you want to buy the bike for yourself. You can pay from your salary over any period you and your employer agree. Common terms are 12, 18, and 24 months. This reduces the amount of tax you have to pay so you can make significant savings on your bike. Find out how much you can save using the GCI online calculator.
The advantages for you:
Save up to 47% through tax breaks
No limit – buy any Quella products, including accessories
Pay with your gross salary in manageable instalments
No end-of-scheme fees
Ride however you want – not only commuting