Cycle To Work

Save Up To 51% With The Cycle to Work Scheme

The cycle to work scheme introduced in 2009 is a government initiative to encourage employees to cycle to work. The initiative enables employees to purchase a bike and/or safety equipment through their employers. employees have the opportunity to save between 31% and 51% of the cost - depending on their personal tax band. 

Spending limits are €1250 for regular bikes and €1500 for electric bikes. 

Accessories and clothing can be included in the amounts above.

Outdoorsy offers instore pickup and online delivery for customers that qualify for the cycle to work scheme. Free local delivery may apply to you (Contact us to find out more)

What Is Included Under This Scheme?

All forms of pedal bikes and electrically assisted bikes. 

        • Cycle helmets which conform to European standard EN 1078
        • Bells and bulb horns
        • Lights, including dynamo packs
        • Mirrors and mudguards to ensure that the rider’s visibility is not impaired
        • Cycle clips and dress guards
        • Panniers, luggage carriers and straps to allow luggage to be safely carried
        • Locks and chains to ensure cycle can be safely secured
        • Pumps, puncture repair kits, cycle tool kits and tyre sealant to allow for minor repairs
        • Reflective clothing along with white front reflectors and spoke

How do I get a bicycle?

You will need to ask your employer if they operate the scheme and their requirements.

Employers Benefit Too!

    • Savings of 10.75% in Employer PRSI.
    • Benefit from a greener corporate image and a healthier and happier workforce.
    • Employees who cycle regularly tend to be fitter and healthier than non-cyclists leading to greater productivity and less absenteeism.
    • With no traffic jams to worry about employees who cycle to work will invariably be more punctual and will arrive at work alert done their daily exercise en route

How often can I use the scheme?

Once every four years (five years prior to 1 August 2020). This applies even if the cost of the bicycle and safety equipment was less than €1,250 or, in the case of a pedelec or ebike, €1,500.

The tax year in which the bicycle is provided counts as the first year. For example, if you used the scheme during any month in 2016, you can use the scheme again from 1 January 2020.

Interested in finding out more?

Visit our 'contact us' page and fill out the quick form and we shall get in contact.