Cycle to Work – Could You Benefit from the Green Commute Initiative?

As part of the government’s drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it has long offered employees of most companies in the UK a method to get a bike or e-bike at a reduced price. Here at e-Bikes Direct we have signed up to all of the schemes on offer, allowing you to get an e-bike with as much as a 47% discount on its list price and paying for it through salary sacrifice. One of these is the Green Commute Initiative.

Published: Friday 12 March 2021

Green Commute Initiative Cycle to Work Scheme at E-Bikes Direct

The Green Commute Initiative

One of the firms administering the wider Cycle to Work scheme is the Green Commute Initiative (GCI).

In their company information piece, Green Commute Initiative claim that they’re the industry-leading and award-winning cycle-to-work scheme with no limits. GCI’s scheme has no £1,000 limit and no scheme exit fees. You can save from 32-47% (depending on your tax rate). Pay monthly through salary sacrifice with no added interest. Salary sacrifice periods can be from 12-60 months. Get an E-bike or conventional cycle through GCI and help reduce congestion and pollution whilst improving your health, fitness and mental wellbeing.”

Your company can sign up to the GCI through its website at Visit this page to see how you and your company would handle the transaction with us.

You Can Get a Nice e-Bike through the GCI!

Now, of course, as a dependable means of transport you need a reliable, versatile vessel to get you from A-B. While completely achievable from our sub £1500 category, thanks to the lack of purchase price limit with GCI, you’re able to broaden your search to the likes of Haibike, Lapierre & Merida, brands that boast componentry that’ll refine your journey and make it a pleasure as opposed to a chore! To sit hand in hand with our GCI promotion, We’ve just launched a sale across the Merida 2020 eMTB range, with the eOne Sixty 10k, for example; a thorough-bred full sus eMTB that packs Fox 32 suspension forks, DT Swiss wheels and a Shimano Steps E8000 motor, oh, and did we mention it’s reduced by £2300!! At that rate, with help from the GCI you’re paying almost budget eMTB price, for THE most prestigious bike in the Merida 2020 range!? The eOne Forty & eOne Sixty range has incurred some hefty price cuts too, so take a peak at the full Merida Range.

Merida eOne Sixty 10K & eOne Forty at E-Bikes Direct

Now, if you’re after something slightly more modest, without compromising practicality and build quality, take a peak at the Haibike Trekking series; Widlely utilising the Yamaha crank driven motor which reserves power when it’s not needed, potentially preventing you from being left high & dry on your return commute. Also featuring a large user interface, front & rear lighting, fully enclosed mudguards and a heavy duty rear luggage rack to ensure you arrive safely, in a presentable fashion! We have stock of a select few at the moment, but watch this space for back-order drip-throughs. While a sub £1500 machine such as the Basis Hunter eMTB might tick all of the essential boxes and reduce your payments, peaking into a higher calibre might just be the difference between braving the elements, and a lazy taxi cop-out!

Haibike Trekking 4 Electric Hybrid Bike at E-Bikes Direct

Once more, with up to 47% off the list price you could end up getting a bike that normally sells for close to £2,500 for well under £1400! Who says that a cycle to work has to be uncomfortable and tiring?

Cycle to Work – Your Employer Wins too!

As we said earlier, e-Bikes Direct are signed up to all of the Cycle to Work schemes that enable employees (excluding the self-employed, sadly) to cycle to their workplaces at a vastly reduced cost. For employers they get a tax break too, by not paying National Insurance Contributions (NICs) on your repayments for the machine. Everyone likes a nice little tax break here and there!

If you’re interested in the way the Cycle to Work scheme operates through us, have a look at our webpage and see how you could get a decent e-bike with a hefty deduction from its list price now!