Cycle to Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work Scheme allows you to hire a bike and accessories from your employer for your work journey. The scheme is made more affordable as it’s free from tax and National Insurance.

Applications from Gateshead Council employees for the scheme will be accepted during FOUR, 4-week windows each year. The next opportunities are:


15th February – 11th March

25th April – 20th May

1st July – 29th July

12th September – 7th October


Hundreds of Gateshead Council colleagues have benefitted from the scheme since it began. Here’s what one had to say:

“This is a great scheme. The tax savings, along with making the payments monthly, meant I could access a really good quality bike which I use for my work journey from South Tyneside to the Civic Centre (as well as for work-related journeys during the day). The process was straightforward and I would recommend it to anyone”

You can also access an electric bike through the Cycle to Work Scheme!

Find out more today by logging into the Intranet, going into Employee Resources and selecting:

  • Human Resources
  • Employee Contract, Pay and Benefits
  • Benefits – where you will find: Cycle Plus scheme document, How to apply for Cycle Plus & Cycle Plus flow chart
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