cycle to work

Cycling to work

Our Cycle to Work scheme is part of our Benefits Package, and it allows colleagues to save money on the price of a bike and accessories.

There are plenty of benefits to cycling to work. It can be quicker, especially in the rush hour; it is better for the environment; it’s good for our health; saves us money on our commute; reduces stress and anxiety; combats depression; increases self-esteem and even boosts productivity.

Here Abdulaziz Nasaar, Senior Business Intelligence Developer shares his thoughts of taking part in the Scheme.

What made you want to take part in the Cycle to Work Scheme?

I wanted a new bike, and it made sense to use the cycle scheme as it saves you money and doesn't require a lump sum as the purchase price is spread over 12 months.

What's the best thing about it?

It is a great step to improving health and well-being. When you frequently cycle to work the health benefits soon start to creep in and you will find that you are always looking forward to lunch!

Is there a drawback that you weren't aware of?

Only certain retailers use the Cycle to Work scheme. Therefore, you do need to research the bike you desire and make sure that if it is an independent bike retailer that they accept the Halfords Cycle to Work scheme.

Would you recommend the Scheme to friends and colleagues?

Most definitely, it is worth pursuing even if you cycle once week. My view is that any exercise is better than no exercise.

Anything you'd like to add?

What I enjoy the most is not sitting in traffic on the way home, closely followed by having the option to go any route I please to get home. When we have good weather, it is really enjoyable – especially on the way home!

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