Are you considering a healthier, more sustainable way of travelling? If so, then Falkirk Council Cycle to Work scheme may be just what you are looking for!

We are delighted to announce that there will be an opportunity for you to sign up for the Tax-Free Bike Scheme, which will open from 27 February 2023 to 31 March 2023.

You can find out more and sign up on our Vivup Platform.

What is a tax free bike (Cycle to Work) scheme?

Cycle to Work is a government initiative that was introduced in 2001 to encourage more people to commute to and from work by bike, enabling people to make healthier choices and reducing the UK's carbon footprint.

The initiative also allows you to make huge Tax and National Insurance savings on the cost of a new bike and safety accessories. These savings are achieved via salary sacrifice which is managed by your employer and lets you spread the cost to make payments more convenient!

You should ensure that 50% of the bike's use is for a work-related journey. There is no need for you to keep a log of your journeys. If you are currently working from home, you can still apply for the scheme and complete 50% of those journeys during the second half of the year.