Cycle to Work

Learn about the Cycle to Work Scheme and how it can benefit you at Aztecs Bikes. Find the perfect bike and accessories for your commute and take advantage of tax savings.

Cycle to Work

Learn about the Cycle to Work Scheme and how it can benefit you at Aztecs Bikes. Find the perfect bike for your commute and take advantage of tax savings.

Cycle to Work Scheme: Affordable Commuting with Aztecs Bikes

What exactly is the "cycle to work" scheme?

If you’re looking for a new bicycle and/or cycling accessories, the cycle to work initiative offers an innovative approach and help you save 25-39% on a new bike for work. This program functions through a mechanism known as “salary sacrifice” where you agree to use part of your salary to get them. This comes from your pre-tax income, meaning you pay less Income Tax and National Insurance nor interest fees.

WHO DO WE SUPPORT
STEP BY STEP GUIDE

step 01

Get a Quotation from us

Choose your desired bikes and accessories with us to get a quotation. We will guide you for every step.

step 02

Provide Quotation to your Employer

Share the quotation with your employer to generate a voucher for the appropriate amount.

step 03

Sign the Agreement

Sign an agreement with both the Cycle Scheme Provider and your company to formalise the process.

step 04

Notify Us

Once your voucher is ready, inform us, so we can proceed to order your bike or prepare it for you.

step 05

Bike Collection

You'll receive a notification when your bike is ready for collection. Remember to bring your photo ID for verification.

step 06

Redeem Voucher

After collecting your bike, we'll redeem your voucher for payment.

step 07

Start Riding

Begin enjoying your new bike! And remember, after 6 weeks, come back for a free check-up.

CYCLESCHEME CALCULATOR

Choose your desired bikes and accessories from us and receive a quotation

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Use our calculator to check how much you can save 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You can choose from various items to support your cycling commute. This includes different types of bikes, e-bikes, and cycles with at least two wheels.
There are three package options available:

  • Just a bike
  • A bike and accessories
  • Just accessories


Exceptions to the scheme include GPS ride trackers, navigation devices, bike racks for cars, cameras, turbo trainers or rollers, gift cards, nutritional products/foodstuffs, power meters, and headphones. However, the majority of cycling-related items are allowable.

The cycle to work scheme doesn’t come with a strict spending limit. This flexibility ensures that riders can choose the most suitable bike to enhance their commute. While many employers offer schemes without spending limits, it might occasionally occur at the discretion of the employer.

You can achieve savings by purchasing the bike and/or accessories directly from your gross salary before taxes. This reduces your taxable income, resulting in lower income tax and national insurance payments (check the calculator to check how much you can save).

After placing your order, the approval process for your certificate usually takes around 24 hours, though occasionally it might take a bit longer. The process is generally smooth, but we need confirmation from Cycle Scheme before preparing your new gear for you.

You can apply for a Cycle Scheme certificate once every 12 months, in accordance with your employer’s policy, and go ahead with either a new bike, just accessories or bike and accessories, it is also possible to get parts for repairing your bike but the labour cannot be included.

You can order up to two bikes on a single certificate, as long as both bikes are for your personal use and intended for commuting.

Simple answer: No, daily commuting is not mandatory.
Technical answer: While you are not required to commute daily by bike, the primary use of the bike and/or accessories should be for commuting to work. At least 50% of the bike and/or accessories usage should be for work-related purposes. While the bike and accessories can also be used for non-work purposes, there’s no need to keep track of your journeys. Please note that you cannot claim business mileage allowance when using a bike provided by your employer.

An ownership fee is a cost incurred at the end of your Hire Period if you wish to keep the bike. Opting for the ‘Own it later’ option, which involves a refundable deposit, is recommended for the best savings. There are three ownership options:

  • Own it later: Pay a small refundable deposit (3% or 7% of your certificate value), use the equipment for 3 years, and at the end of the period, ownership is transferred to you.
  • Own it now: Pay the market value (18% or 25% of the Certificate value) to own the package.
  • Return: Return the package to Cyclescheme at your own cost and pay no ownership fee.


If you leave employment or are made redundant, any remaining salary sacrifice repayments will be deducted from your final NET salary. This is because you’re no longer eligible for the tax saving, as you won’t be commuting to your original workplace. Depending on the situation, you might still be liable for your ownership payment, but we may waive it if certain conditions are met. Please note that agreements cannot be transferred between employers.

CYCLE TO WORK with Us

Get in Touch on Our Contact Page or Visit Us at E3 3XS

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TRANSPARENT & FAIR

We offer a variety of options, from all-inclusive to basic, to suit any budget.

EMPOWERING CYCLISTS

Leave the shop well-informed, armed with valuable knowledge about YOUR bike.

tom davey
tom davey
2024-01-30
Excellent service, free check up provided and then was sent a list of everything that needed to be done to get the bike back in shape (it was quite long as it hadnt been serviced in a long time). Work was done quickly and very professionally and the bike felt like new when I rode it home. All repairs fully explained afterwards and a free follow up was available to check everything over again a few weeks later.
Amar Lodhia
Amar Lodhia
2024-01-20
My first time today getting my bike checked. Marco is just amazing. I love that this is an independent store, with a personalised service. Marco checked everything, gave me several options to fit my budget. I highly recommend! #supportsmallbusinesses
Vince Grigas
Vince Grigas
2024-01-19
Just wow bike shop quality stands 10/10 feedback. Bike shop Management knowledge best just quality. I stay here forever us costumer huge thanks
whatwatch
whatwatch
2024-01-19
I discovered this place after nominating my riser block for in-store collection via Freewheel. I chatted for a while with Marco to learn more about his shop and services, what a nice guy. I will be returning for a bike service!
Emily Menzies
Emily Menzies
2024-01-15
Marco very kindly stayed late to finish the repairs needed on my bike today. Excellent job as always. My 7 year old bike feels brand new! Thank you!
Pratyush Kumar
Pratyush Kumar
2024-01-13
Marco was super helpful and efficient! I brought my bike in for puncture repair but he went out of his way and also checked over my bike, fixed my brakes and cleaned my chains and gave some useful advice, thanks Marco!
Richard Meer
Richard Meer
2024-01-13
A really great shop which I am so glad that I found. I had a bike delivered and built by Marco. It was very quick and efficient and he took time to give advice on how to use and care for the bike. Marco really knows his bikes! I’d thoroughly recommend and will be using them again.
Simon Kwong
Simon Kwong
2024-01-10
Fantastic service from Aztec bikes. Marco did a great job and I’m really enjoying riding my newly-serviced Specialized Sirrus. Considering the amount of work done, the cost was very reasonable. Totally satisfied. SK
Luis Vieira
Luis Vieira
2024-01-10
I had an exceptional experience with Aztec's Bikes. The service was professional, the staff was nice and friendly, and their flexibility in accommodating walk-ins. Highly recommended for a top-notch bike repair service!
Geraldo Spiteri
Geraldo Spiteri
2023-12-31
Great service. Had to have my rear wheel replaced (damaged) . They didn’t have one in stock but was able to order it for the next day . They kept me updated by email and the wheel was all fully fitted and ready the following day. The price was a fair bit cheaper than other bike repair shops in the area . Fantastic guy running the shop too . Will be using them from now on. Also found them always willing to help with great advice which is always FREE . Had my E-bike fixed the other day At Aztec’s, rear gear set , bottom bush and pads . I was kept updated all the way and when I picked up my bike and rode it home, I have never known it to ride so smoothly even when new . GREAT SERVICE yet again.