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Old 06-20-13, 12:04 PM   #1
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anyone try the UK Cycle 2 Work scheme...

seems needlessly complicated with VAT savings, salary sacrifice and a buyback at the end (like leasing a car) but I guess if one is disciplined it could work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycle_to_Work_scheme

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/articl...-scheme-18360/

any first-hand opinions?
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Have you read the thread in the United Kingdom Regional that covers this very topic yet? http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...to-Work-Scheme

Might be a PITA, but between seeing two episodes of 'Top Gear' that pitted a bike against other modes of transportation (boat, train, bus, car) with the bike winning and that new tax on driving personal autos to help reduce traffic jams/congestion...
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Not sure what you mean by complicated, all you do, is find a bike for less than 1000, buy it on the scheme, all the paperwork is taken care of, the only issue is the value at the end of the contact, and what you have to pay then.
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thx for the info. i need to read the UK threads.
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Might be a PITA, but between seeing two episodes of 'Top Gear' that pitted a bike against other modes of transportation (boat, train, bus, car) with the bike winning
And that's with Hammond following the traffic rules pretty much to the tee. And don't forget the one where a marathon runner beat the car.
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