My employer is considering setting up one of these schemes - you know the ones, where employees get a bike tax-free by leasing it over three years or whatever. The likes of Halfords, Evans etc. run schemes where they do all the paperwork for you and provide the bikes. Trouble is, my employer is foot-dragging appallingly. The worst of it is, that this is a government scheme, and my employer is a government department. One that would like to be seen to have faultless green credentials, moreover. What I want to know is: Have you been involved in setting up a scheme like this, from the employers point of view? How long did it take to set up? What sort of uptake do you get? Are there any catches? Are there any advantages or disadvantages of opting into one of the bike retailers' schemes rather than going it alone? Anyone come to the end of the lease period and not been allowed to buy or keep the bike? What can we do to encourage my employer to pull its collective finger out? If you have any experience of these sorts of schemes at all, I'd like to hear about it. Oh yes, and can anyone point me to a website other than those of bike retailers that sets out what government department thought it up and promoted it?