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Bike Mileage Allowance

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by purpleR, 15 Apr 2008.

  1. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Hi,
    I'm trying to persuade my work to introduce a mileage allowance for work journeys by bike, to encourage cycling over car use etc etc (I probably don't need to convince you guys ;))
    Can anyone tell me if their work has a similar scheme and if so, how much per mile do you get?
    Ta.
     
  2. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    There is some goverment set allowance link to VAT or something. At least I'm sure I read that some where. I will try and find a link.

    Edit: Here it say's you can have upto 20p per mile
     
  3. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy New Member

    I think my company gives a 18p/mile allowance. Get paid to cycle.....oh yes!! I don't know of anyone who cycles to meetings / appointments though....I work in a shirt and tie kinda place.
     
  4. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I get 20p a mile, have done for years.
     
  5. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    Is this business milage, rather than just your everyday commute into work?
     
  6. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    I claim the car mileage allowance for any business mileage done on my bike :evil:
     
  7. Rab

    Rab Über Member

    I visit clients on bike regularly, (if the weather is good)

    Generally won't travel further than 4-5 miles each way though

    I claim 20p mile and have done for some considerable time
     
  8. Big T

    Big T Über Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I get 20p per mile. i have cycled to meetings in Derby from Nottingham (20 miles each way). I once cycled to a conference in Cheltenham (120 miles each way).
     
  9. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    We get it in my org. We have two offices that we occasionally have to visit. People can take the train and claim the fare, or cycle and claim the mileage. I've never done it, but I would like to, for the sake of it.
     
  10. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    They are proposing to change my contract in September, and then I would get paid cycle miles of I think 40p per mile plus a small allowence for having to carry work materials at another couple of pence per mile. Can't wait - currently 0p.
     
  11. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    But aren't you providing the fuel for the bike?
     
  12. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Indeed, and what about maintenance costs and danger money? :tongue:
     
  13. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    Love that...

    going to bring that up at my next office meeting
     
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    does 20p/mile even pay for wear and tear?