Cycle to work scheme

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  • anyone recently purchased individual groupset parts (not a whole bundle)? do they play ball with that? they seem very flexible on the website

  • That's fine - year before last I bought lots of different stuff - lights, tyres, clothes, bags and components with no issue ( Evans ).

  • I did this with Evans as well last year, I placed the order over the phone to make sure it was all ok. Bear in mind there are some things that you can't buy i.e. things that aren't reasonably for commuting only - I couldn't buy a Garmin mount.

  • I'm considering taking advantage of this (via CycleScheme, and probably Ribble) to upgrade my road bike to Di2. It would involve buying pretty much the whole groupset minus bottom bracket, chainset and brakes.

    This wouldn't be on my commuter, but how would anyone be any the wiser considering I cycle to work every day anyway? Shits just not given?

    Also, all the stuff about the end of term agreements refers to value of 'the bike', which wouldn't make any sense in this context. Returning it would obviously be a bit awkward as well. Does it simply end up being a proportion of the certificate value?

  • to report back on my endeavours, i bought £850 worth of dura ace, tyres, a gilet, pedals through wiggle's cyclescheme specific website. worked perfectly

  • Good to know, thanks.

  • also worth noting some retailers add a cyclescheme charge. sigma do this at 10% (cunts). but wiggle and evans don't

  • Cyclescheme does knock them for that kind of level of cost so...

  • Yeah they pay something like 10% in ‘admin’ which is a farce. SBC just charge for labour rather than take it from the parts which is fair enough.

  • oh I wasn't aware of that. bummer

  • Applied for this last Friday - very specific amount based on a shopping list at Ribble. Was approved on Monday. Certificate came through this evening.

    Tried to order stuff - just my luck - one thing not in stock. Fucksticks. Have emailed to find out when they might have it back in and whether they can hang onto the other stuff for us. Not sure what the alternatives are, although I still have the option of cancelling the whole thing.

  • Hi, apologies if it's been asked a million times before but which one's the best option at the end of the ride to work scheme, the extended hire agreement or taking ownership of the bike? I got a bike through the scheme a couple of years ago but never got any emails after the first year, so a bit surprised with the email from Evans yesterday regarding the second bike. Are there any risks with just extending the hire agreement? What happens if/when Evans goes bust?

  • Extending the lease gives the maximum savings.

    As a lease, the bike is not your property until it expires (at which point the market value of a £1k voucher bike is £70). Technically therefore administrators/liquidators may seek to reclaim the asset. But given the value and effort required I suspect this would never happen. Plus, you will have paid the full value of the 3 year lease extension up front, and therefore Evans would have realised the full value already

  • Thanks! That's what I thought. Fingers crossed!

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Cycle to work scheme

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