?The Cycle to Work Scheme is available to Bradford council employees to purchase new bicycles and cycling accessories, the scheme is open to applications twice each year.
Huge savings can be made and the cost is spread over 12 months with payments deducted from your monthly salary. Employees will typically save up to 49% of the retail cost of bikes and accessories.
From 2019 the councils provider is Cycle Solutions
When can I apply?
The scheme is open for applications twice each year for a 6 week period this years application windows are:
1st May to 14th June & 1st October to 15th November
What can I purchase?
A range of items are available through the online shop this includes mountain bikes, road bikes and electric bikes, accessories can also be purchased such as clothing, bike shoes, helmets, pumps, locks and even spare bike parts.
As well as the online shop you can also purchase from local bike shops to find a local store see here, if a shop you use is not listed it may be possible for it to be added.
How much can I spend?
Online you can spend up to £1136.36 for orders placed through partner stores the limit is £1000.
Purchase a commuter pack
Bike - Giant Fast Road £725.00 RRP
Bag- Ortlieb Pannier £130.00 RRP
Jacket - Endura Pakajak £45.99 RRP
Lock - Kryptonite Kryptolock £44.99 RRP
Total £ 945.98
12% Discount £832.46
Gross Monthly Cost £69.37
Actual Monthy Cost £47.17 (lower rate tax payer) or
£40.29 (higher rate tax payer) Total cost over 12 months £566.06 (lower rate tax payer) or £482.82 (higher rate tax payer)
You save £379.92 (lower rate tax payer) or £463.16 (higher rate tax payer)
More Information & to apply
When the application window is open apply at
www.cyclesolutions.info/bradfordcouncil (link will work from 1st October)
For more information contact cycle solutions tel 0330 100 2480 or email