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Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: lou boutin on February 11, 2019, 10:21:04 am

Title: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: lou boutin on February 11, 2019, 10:21:04 am
Hi Everyone,

Is anyone aware of a Cycle to Work Scheme for students in either Universities or Colleges?  Any information would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Lou
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: Pickled Onion on February 11, 2019, 11:49:19 am
If you are talking about the standard cycle to work schemes, then no: these involve a salary sacrifice to save money by not paying income tax. As students generally don't have a salary or pay income tax then there is no saving to be made. It would be *possible* to also save VAT under these schemes, but virtually none of the schemes I've ever seen* actually pass on this saving, they use it to help cover their costs.

There are various things advertised as cycle-to-campus or similar, but they are just retailer student discounts.


* apart from micro-companies operating the scheme themselves.
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: lou boutin on February 11, 2019, 01:22:08 pm
Thanks for that.  I guess that a discount is what the students are looking for. 

Best wishes,
 
Lou
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: Jakob W on February 14, 2019, 02:27:47 pm
Worth checking whether any local bike shops (or the national chains) offer an NUS discount?
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: lou boutin on April 07, 2019, 01:31:11 pm
Thanks, I will do.  I asked the SU but no-one got back to me.
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: Clare on April 07, 2019, 03:49:22 pm
The NUS TOTUM card gives the following discounts:

10% Cycle Surgery

10% Insync Bikes

So not a lot there really.
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: lou boutin on April 07, 2019, 05:26:24 pm
Oooh thank you.

Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: Karla on April 10, 2019, 02:00:25 pm
If you're looking for options for your own university, your best bet might well be to ring your local bike shops directly and ask if they do a student package at the start of the year.  I know a couple of ours do/did.
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: yorkie on April 10, 2019, 03:40:53 pm
If you're looking for options for your own university, your best bet might well be to ring your local bike shops directly and ask if they do a student package at the start of the year.  I know a couple of ours do/did.

University of York Cycling Club (UYCC) members currently get a 10% discount at Cycle Heaven and (I think!) also at Fulford Cycles, but that *may* be out of date, or I'm thinking of the Clifton CC membership discount, unless that's York Cycleworks!  ;)

I've just taken my medication, can you tell??  :-*
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: Karla on April 10, 2019, 05:54:12 pm
Yeah, and I'm pretty sure GetCycling and possibly CH have  put together student bike deals available to all students, not just UYCC members, and hawked them on campus during exhibition days.
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: yorkie on April 10, 2019, 08:31:06 pm
Aye, as well as the bike recycling people, whoever they are nowadays!
Title: Re: Cycle to Work Scheme - Colleges/Universities
Post by: lou boutin on April 11, 2019, 07:02:21 pm
Cheers