CYCLE TO WORK

CUT DOWN ON YOUR CAR USE

COMMUTE BY BIKE 

 
Commuting by bike has many benefits including reducing your carbon footprint, improving your fitness and saving you money. With the rising cost of fuel, countless road works and congestion, there's never been a better time to start commuting by bike. We accept Cycle to Work vouchers or offer 0% finance over 12 months to get you commuting by bike.
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CYCLE SCHEMES

HOW DO THEY WORK?

 
In essence, your employer buys a bike for you to ride to work and you ‘hire’ it through salary sacrifice (which is where you save by not paying tax and National Insurance contributions on the monthly fees). At the end of the ‘hire’ period, you are usually offered the option to buy the bike from your employer.
Due to the way cycle schemes operate we may charge an admin fee to cover part of the fees the scheme incurs for us to provide them. The admin fee is based on the total value quoted for your bike and any accessories. The admin fee is subsidised by us so you're not paying for the total cost of the scheme, just a small percent.
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Green Commute Initiative

There is no admin fee on Green Commute Initiative. If your company hasn't picked a scheme yet, we recommend Green Initiative.
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Cyclescheme.co.uk

There is no admin fee on cyclescheme. We have waived our usual 5% fee on cyclescheme to help get you on a bike this summer!
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All other schemes

For all other cycles schemes we charge a 10% admin fee. E.G you want a bike that costs £1000, we will charge you a £100 deposit to hold the bike while your vouchers is arranged. Your voucher will still need to be for £1000.
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ELEGIBLE BIKES

CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME

WHICH BIKE CAN I GET?

 
There is no longer a price limit on the bike you can get through cycle schemes, nor are you limited to a purely 'commuter' style bike. Now the price limit has been removed the most popular bikes we sell through the scheme are our lightweight e-bikes from Specialized like the Vado SL and Como SL. However, there's nothing stopping you from buying a full-suspension mountain bike or a high-end road bike through the scheme.
 
Please check the details of your scheme before you come into the store so we can recommend the best bike for you and your scheme and advise you of any applicable admin fees.
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ELECTRIC BIKES

Electric bikes are our best selling bikes here at The Ark Cycles. With the size and steepness of our surrounding hills, it's no surprise why. Choose between a lightweight or full power bike depending on how much assistance you require. No matter which you choose you'll be conquering your nemesis hill in no time.
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MOUNTAIN BIKES

From XC whippets to downhill sleds we have a massive range of mountain bikes. With so much great riding in the surrounding hills and world-class bike parks not far away, you can't go wrong with a mountain bike. We also have a range of electric mountain bikes so you can get in more trails per hour. 
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ROAD BIKES

From your first road bike to hyperbikes we have a wide range of road and gravel bikes in stock. Fly up all the local climbs and crush the KOM's with a new road bike that'll take your road riding to the next level. 

Always here to help!

CAN'T SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

 
If you're still not sure about how cycle schemes work or if you're just unsure of what style of bike you need, don't hesitate to get in touch and we can help you find the perfect bike for you!