Cyclists - information
“Miles I pledge to ride each week”
Your bike is financed by a loan which will be repaid on your behalf by free2cycle as long as you keep up with your mileage commitment. When you apply for your bike you'll be subject to a credit search and restrictions may apply. For more information take a look at our application checklist.
We encourage you to use your bike for your commute miles and reward you when you cycle either for all, or part of your journey to work. For example, you may choose to cycle to the train station and then take the train for the rest of your journey.
As well as commute miles, free2cycle also recognises miles you cycle for fun and fitness; all we ask is that you keep up with your mileage commitment.
We define commute mileage as any ride which is part of your regular journey to work, or is a regular journey that you previously made by car or public transport.
You get a brand new bike!
You will be making an investment in your long term health and wellbeing.
You can make big savings - the average savings enjoyed by those who choose to commute by bike is approximately 7% of their salary. Annually this could equate to over £1,800 or £150 per month (based on data from ONS, HMRC and DfT).
We're not like traditional cycle to work schemes - the similarity begins and ends with the bike!
At free2cycle we’re interested in improving wellbeing.
The benefits of cycling come not from owning a bike but from riding it regularly, that's where free2cycle comes in. With us you get a new bike without the big pay out and our rewards and behavioural nudges help to keep you pedalling.
With traditional cycle schemes you sign up to a finance plan with your employer and repay the full value of the bike by sacrificing a portion of your salary.
With free2cycle you own your bike from day one, you also sign up to a finance plan but as long as you keep pedalling, you shouldn’t have to pay a penny.