National Cycle To Work Day at E-Bikes Direct

Thursday 8th August brings National Cycle to Work Day in the UK. Here at E-Bikes Direct we work with multiple schemes who work together with your employer to provide YOU with a tax free bicycle while spreading the cost monthly - making it easy for anyone to get on 2 wheels, get fit, save the planet and (maybe) even get to work on time!

Published: Thursday 08 August 2019

National Cycle to Work Day at E-Bikes Direct

National Cycle to Work Day at E-Bikes Direct - Commute With e-ase!

Thursday 8th August brings National Cycle to Work Day in the UK. Here at E-Bikes Direct we work with multiple schemes who work together with your employer to provide YOU with a tax free bicycle while spreading the cost monthly - making it easy for anyone to get on 2 wheels, get fit, save the planet and (maybe) even get to work on time!

How does the scheme work, exactly?

A lot of people may see buying a bicycle out-right as an impossibility, especially after forking out hundreds to cover your car insurance, fuel, repairs, tax…the list goes on. This is exactly why the cycle scheme was initiated in the UK first, back in 1999. An astonishing (and worrying) 36% of Britain’s drive their car to work and back every day, while only 3% cycle – and we want to change this!

Commuting In The UK

The average commute distance in the UK in 2014 was 8.8 Miles daily, taking up to half an hour each way with traffic considered and costing a fortune in fuel throughout a working week. Now, while 4 miles may seem daunting to a lot of people, get pedalling and you’ll soon be. Of course, among us are the heavy-commuters, travelling hours daily either by car or train to reach the big city or attend an important business meeting, ruling them out of the equation, right? Wrong, in fact, these are the prime targets for Cycle Schemes in the UK. With folding and city bikes on the market, cycling to the station and hopping on a train with your transformer-like companion has changed the game, saving you parking and fuel costs while reducing that rush hour traffic stress! For London specifically, also saving massive charges on vehicle congestion.

E-Bikes and Cycle to Work Schemes

Now, in 2019, cycling to work has never been so easy. Here at E-Bikes direct we supply a wide range of electric bikes through various schemes. From extravagant e-MTB for the country bumpkins, to pocket-sized 20” folding city bikes ranging in battery sizes, colour, spec, and of course, price.

What Kind Of Commuter Are You?

Now, for the savvy train commuter working in London City, say – You’ll surely want something robust and durable, lightweight, cost efficient and most importantly, foldable. This brings the blog to possible our most popular folding bike, and it just happens to be our own! The Basis Osprey Folder packs either an 8.8Ah or 14Ah battery, with the larger boasting up to 50 miles from a single charge. It’s 13” folding frame, adjustable handlebars and 20” wheels make it the perfect companion for pretty much any commuter!

Basis Osprey Folding EBike at E-Bikes Direct

Maybe you live in the city or congested area but as the crow flies, don’t live too far away from work. Maybe you don’t have public transport to worry about and storage isn’t an issue – Why not have a look at our step through hybrid electric bikes? An all-rounder that can cope with a bit of rough & ready, usually with suspension forks, but also a low step frame ensuring anyone of any size or ability can hop straight on, but also can carry that shopping home on its’ handy pannier rack if need be. Perhaps check out the renown Raleigh Step Through’s or our Basis Dorchester – our newest member of the Basis family developed exactly for this purpose, with a discreetly integrated battery and an impressive spec list, and at an amazing cost! Click to see our Hybrid E-Bike Range and our Step Through Electric Bicycles, we’re sure there’s something there for almost everyone!

Raleigh Motus Step Through at E-Bikes Direct

e-MTB - Electric Mountain Beasts!

For all you MTB lovers, fear not. Although not the first style of bike you think of when a commute is mentioned – a country lane commute is not so uncommon! Maybe you’re a savvy MTB fan, and need a mode of transport. Why not combine work and pleasure? Perhaps a golden opportunity to get your hands on that, otherwise out of reach eMTB you’ve been window shopping for. Here at E-Bikes Direct we stock brands and models ranging vastly in price. Representing the sub 1000 we have the Basis Beacon, a front suspension alloy eMTB with an 8.8ah or 14Ah battery, 7 speed Shimano gearing and dirt tread tyres, all for under £800!

At the heavier end or the seesaw, perhaps check out the Haibike eMTB range, with models adopting components from Fox, Shiamno, Rockshox, Schwalbe and more. Real machines for those who know faux from leather. It would be near impossible to mention every brilliant eMTB we sell, so head to out site to check out the eMTB category and have a look for yourself.

Haibike XDURO AllMtn 2.0 Mens eMTB

There are 1000’s of people who have no idea cycle schemes exist and therefor continue to, perhaps un-necessarily, pay too much every month on driving to and from work with other costs included. We hope this blog might A) spread awareness of the scheme and what It’s about, but B) hopefully get people considering a cheaper, healthier, greener, and more efficient form of transport.

Head over to our site at E-Bikes Direct to check out the vast range of Electric and traditional bikes we have to offer and see whether a cycle scheme could benefit you, today! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call, one of our experienced sales team will be happy to help.

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