Staff who want a healthier and more sustainable commute will be able to get a new bicycle for less with the launch of a new salary sacrifice scheme. The University is partnering with Green Commute Initiative (GCI) to offer employees the chance to pay for a new bike out of their pre-tax income. For most people, this will mean a saving of around a third, and in some cases this could rise to almost a half. Find out how much you could save with GCI’s online calculator.
Green Commute Initiative is a Social Enterprise with a vision to get commuters out of cars and onto any kind of bike, with the dual purpose of improving both the individual’s health and wellbeing, as well as reducing the environmental impact of pollution and congestion from cars. You’ll be able to take advantage of the offer whether you’re a novice making your first tentative journeys on two wheels, or an experienced cyclist looking to take things to the next level with a better bike.
The scheme is available now. Visit the Cycle to work Scheme page for more details, and how to apply.
Alternatively, if you want to own your bike immediately or the GCI is not suitable for you, you may wish to use the University’s Bike Loan Scheme, which is continuing to operate, and does offer discounts of 10% with local bike shops.