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Cycle to Work – Green Commute Initiative

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Cycles UK accept Green Commute Initiative cycle to work vouchers in our stores and online. Green Commute Initiative (also known as GCI) is one of the newest cycle to work schemes. It was partly setup to allow more people to buy electric bikes on cycle to work. Many of the older schemes had a £1000 limit and most quality electric bikes don’t start until £1500. Green Commute Initiative closed that gap by allowing cycle to work purchases above the £1000 limit.

Although partly intended to allow electric bike purchases a lot of Green Commute Initiative vouchers we accept are for conventional bikes. At Cycles UK you can use your Green Commute Initiative voucher on bikes from the world’s best brands including Trek, Specialized, Whyte, Cannondale, GT and Raleigh. You can also select safety equipment including helmets, lights and locks to go with your bike.

With most cycle to work schemes your company has to sign up to the scheme and that’s what you use. Green Commute Initiative allow companies to sign up but they can also do one-off invoices for specific purchases. So if your company cycle to work scheme has a lower limit you may still be able to use Green Commute Initiative to buy an electric bike.

There are no hidden charges or extra fees when you use a Green Commute Initiative voucher at Cycles UK


How to pay with a Green Commute Initiative Voucher

With Green Commute Initiative you have to apply for a specific bike and say up front what shop you will be getting it from. So normally you will start by visiting a Cycles UK store and getting a quote from us for the bike you want. If you want to by a bike for home delivery then just take a look on our website or email us at

Once you have decided on the bike you want and the store you want to get it from you will apply through your company. When they have approved the bike you want you will be sent a voucher from Green Commute Initiative. Just bring that into store with your ID.

As an extra security step Green Commute Initiative will give you a security code and separately tell us what it is. You will need to tell us what the code is before we can release the bike to you.

As the Green Commute Initiative process involves getting a quote first we will normally check the stock and reserve a bike for you fairly early on in the process so you can collect it as soon as you have your voucher.

If you have any questions about using the Green Commute Initiative cycle to work scheme just give us a call on 01268 745556 or email

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