Cycle Schemes?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Corporate Ascents, 10 May 2010.

  1. Corporate Ascents

    Corporate Ascents New Member

    There are so many cycle schemes - are they all the same or are some better than others? Which one do you use?
  2. They all seem to be basically the same, the real difference I can see comes with some allowing use of some retailers that others do not.

    Cyclescheme itself does not use Halfords, for example. So no Boardman bike option for me.
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Halfords one (although there are some LBS in London area which take their vouchers). It's the one my company offers, no choice
  4. Norm

    Norm Guest

    I set up my own. Much easier than using a third party, the staff member can usually get a discount so it's cheaper too.
  5. Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Any info on how to do this?
  6. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    I'm in a Halfords scheme - no real choice and everything a real headache. Whilst the bike obsessives like us will do the research, most of my colleagues just get confused or ripped off.

    I tried to persuade the bosses that cyclescheme was the best option for choice and convenience, but would they listen?
  7. Norm

    Norm Guest

    How long have you got? :smile:

    First thing, is your employer amenable? If they have more than a couple of dozen staff, they'll probably have methods for salary sacrifices set up already as it's used for similar tax benefits for childcare vouchers so the toughest part will be persuading the FD to go with it. And FD's are always bastids who say "no" by default. :smile:

    What sized company and how many are likely to cycle?
  8. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Why do you ask and what does Corporate Ascents want to do with this information?
  9. quidditys_shore

    quidditys_shore Senior Member

    just thought i'd bump tis thread rather than make another!

    i work for morrisons & they dont do a cycle scheme! so i'm going to write to head office about it as there are alot of staff who cycle (about 20) & its just getting more popular here.

    what i want to know is which scheme to go for. nearest halfords is about 7 miles from work but there are 3 LBS in redcar
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