Why not Cycle2Work?

As a regular cyclist, buying a new bike through the University’s Cycle2Work scheme has always seemed tempting, yet I never quite got round to it. Until now that is, and I’m wondering why I didn’t do it years ago! The University’s sustainable travel pages were a handy starting point, pointing straight to the relevant HR page that explains the scheme further. The scheme is run through Halfords, and I was pleased to see there were a number of potential options with local independent shops too. The scheme is really straightforward – you just need to decide how much you want to spend and then order a voucher (called a “Letter of Collection”) for that value. I was a little unsure what would happen if I order a voucher for more than the value of my chosen bike, but the guys at Cycle Republic helpfully explained this wasn’t an issue; you only end up repaying the amount you initially spent. So on the Tuesday, I ordered...
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