Fancy beating the traffic, saving petrol money and not worrying about parking when you travel to work? Then check out the Cycle2Work bike scheme.

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Essential Guide to Cycle2Work

Fancy saving up to 40% off the cost of a brand-new bike? The Cycle2Work scheme offers riders the chance to grab a new bike and all the essential accessories you need totally tax free. Here’s everything you need to take advantage of the Cycle2Work scheme.

What is Cycle2Work?

Cycle2Work allows you to save money and spread the cost of a new bike and accessories.

Cycle2Work the scheme acts as a tax break, which means you can get a brand-new bike without paying tax and national insurance on it. The cost of your new bike is spread out over a fixed period (either 12 or 18 months), with your employer deducting the money from your salary before you’re paid.

The Government-backed scheme allows you to save up to 42% on a new bike and any safety equipment. Cycle2Work has been going over 20 years and has helped millions of people buy low-cost bikes and accessories, like helmets, lights and locks.

What type of bike can I get?

The Cycle2Work scheme is about encouraging you to ride a bike – just what bike is up to you!

You can choose an electric bike, mountain bike, folding bike, hybrid bike or road bike. Your bike should be suited to your daily journey to work, whether that’s a quick hop to the station or an all-weather adventure. If you need some advice, check out our Bike Selector that will help you find the right bike for you and your commute.

What are the benefits?

The savings you can make are massive, allowing you to buy a brand-new bike and an armful of accessories at a knock-down price. When you start riding, you’ll soon realise that cycling takes the stress out of your commute and means you can get to work in a cheap and environmentally-friendly way. Plus, you'll be keeping fit and healthy at the same time.

If you’re an employer, the Cycle2Work scheme is completely free to sign up too. You’ll benefit from healthier and happier employees who can beat the traffic on the commute!

How much could I save?

The amount you can save depends on your circumstances. To get an idea of how much you could cut the cost of your new bike, enter the details of the total cost of your bike and all accessories as well as some details of your wages and tax into the Cycle2Work savings calculator. It will give you an indication of your potential savings.

I’m ready to start, let's get going

Here’s how you can get your new bike and essential accessories in just 5 simple steps’:

  1. If they haven't already, get your employer to sign up for the scheme by going to
  2. Choose your bike and cycling accessories from Halfords' massive range of bikes, from the world’s best brands.
  3. Apply online. Your employer can then approve the total cost and you'll need to sign a hire agreement.
  4. Once you collect your bike and accessories, the price is deducted from your salary over 12 or 18 months.
  5. After the monthly payments, your employer can transfer the ownership of the bike to you for a fair price.

Where can I buy my new bike?

If you’re looking for a new bike and accessories, you’ll find everything you need at Halfords. You can choose from our entire range of bikes and, unlike online retailers, if you buy from us, your bike will come completely built and tested. All you need to do is get on and ride.

You can find your nearest Halfords store by using our store locator.

You can find details of all participating retailers by using the Cycle2Work store locator.