The Workplace Journey Challenge kicks off in March with employers and employees from across Scotland being encourage to switch to more sustainable forms of transport. The sum total of these journeys will be used to calculate the winners but perhaps more importantly, show the positive impact the reduced car journeys has had on air quality, congestion and the economy.
Green Commute Initiative’s cycle to work scheme can help incentivise employees to try cycling to work by offering them access to brand new bikes at a massive discount. There’s no £1,000 limit meaning any bike can be acquired through the scheme; road bikes, ebikes, cargo bikes and adapted cycles and trikes for those with mobility issues.
As well as no spending cap, GCI’s scheme does not have any exit fees either. Whilst other providers charge 7%, making a massive dent in employee savings, GCI has an altogether fairer model, enabling employees to retain the bikes for just £1. This means employees make the maximum possible savings available to them; 32-47%, depending on their tax rate.
GCI’s pay-as-you-go scheme, Instant GCI, is perfect for organisations who do not wish to register or commit to a supplier contract. Employees simply get a quote for the bike they want, enter the details on the GCI website and ask their employer to pay the proforma invoice. Once payment has been received, GCI will generate the agreements and, upon electronic signature, pay the bike shop and issue the collection voucher. It’s a same day or next day service. Check out our 5-star TrustPilot reviews.