The Cycle Scheme is now open and will remain open until Sunday 27 October 2019.

Are you considering a healthier, more sustainable way of travelling?

If so then the cycle to work scheme may be just what you are looking for!

What is the scheme?

Cycle to work allows you to lease a bike and cycling safety equipment for commuting, work related activities and leisure to the value of between £100 and £2000.

The cost of this will be deducted from your salary over a 12 month period. At the end of the lease agreement, the Council may give you the opportunity to take ownership of the cycle at fair market value in accordance with HMRC guidance in place at that time.

As with other salary sacrifice arrangements, those who participate in the scheme will make Tax and National Insurance savings.

Check out the calculator at www.salary-plus.co.uk/falkirk to see what savings can be made.

After your registration has been approved, your Letter of Collection (LOC) will be posted to your home address (or emailed if an email address has been supplied) approx 2-3 weeks after the window has closed.

How to apply

  1. Visit one of your local independent stores participating in the scheme or your local Halfords. For a full list go to: www.salary-plus.co.uk/falkirk and click on the cycle2work or cycleplus then the bike shop locator.

  2. Decide what value you want to spend on your bike and safety equipment. You can choose to take between £100 and £2,000 in increments of £5.

  3. Please note you will need to have a copy of your payslip to hand and the value of bike and safety equipment required before registration.

  4. To register for the scheme please visit www.salary-plus.co.uk/falkirk or call 01908 303 498.

  5. Once your application is complete you will need to print off your hire agreement and action as follows; 3 parts of the agreement will be printed:

    • Pre-contract – please retain for your records
    • Hire Agreement (Copy 1) – your line manager signs and you retain for your records
    • Hire Agreement (Copy 2) – you and your line manager sign then return to:
      HR Helpdesk
      Human Resources, Room 325, Corporate & Housing Services
      Falkirk Council, Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street
      Falkirk
      FK1 5RS

    You must return your completed paperwork by Monday 28 October 2019 at the latest.

  6. After your registration has been approved, your Letter of Collection (LOC) will be posted to your home address (or emailed if an email address has been supplied) approx 2-3 weeks after the window has closed.

  7. Take your LOC to your chosen store and exchange it for the bike and safety equipment selected.

Please note

  • The scheme will run for 12 months and the first deduction from salary will be made on the first available pay date after your application has been approved by HR.
  • You can find a full breakdown on how much money you can save and frequently asked questions at www.salary-plus.co.uk/falkirk
  • THE HIRE AGREEMENT IS LEGALLY BINDING AND CAN NOT BE CANCELLED.