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The Bike Station Supported schemes

The Bike To Work Scheme Dundalk
The Bike Station are a registered Cycle to Work Scheme provider. Simply give us a call to get started.

This government backed scheme aims to encourage you to cycle to and from work. Under the scheme your employer can buy a bicycle and safety equipment for you. This will not be a taxable benefit-in-kind.

There are now two limits, depending on the type of bicycle purchased.

For ebikes and related safety equipment the limit is €1,500. For other bicycles and related safety equipment the limit is €1,250.

What bicycles and equipment are included?
  • New bicycles and e-bikes (electrically assisted bicycles which require some effort from the cyclist).
The following new safety equipment, if purchased with the bicycle, are also covered:
  • cycle helmets
  • bells and bulb horns
  • lights, including dynamo packs
  • mirrors and mudguards
  • cycle clips and dress guards
  • panniers, luggage carriers and straps
  • locks and chains
  • pumps, puncture repair kits, cycle tool kits and tyre sealant
  • reflective clothing, white front reflectors and spoke reflectors.

How do I get a bicycle?
  • You will need to ask your employer if they operate the scheme and their requirements. They may allow you to select the bicycle and equipment from any shop, or only certain bicycles from specific shops.

  • Your employer can arrange a 'salary sacrifice' over an agreed time, which cannot be for more than 12 months. In this arrangement you give up an agreed amount of your gross salary to cover the cost of the bicycle. You only pay Income Tax (IT), Universal Social Charge (USC) and Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) on the balance of your salary.
  • Your employer may buy the bicycle and not require you to pay for it. In this case, you will be exempt from tax on the benefit of the cost of the bicycle up to €1,250. If the bicycle is a pedelec or ebike, the exemption is €1,500.
  • The cost of the bicycle may be more than €1,250 or in the case of a pedelec or ebike, €1,500. If this is the case IT, USC and PRSI will apply to the balance in excess of these amounts.

How often can I use the scheme?
  • Once every four years. This applies even if the cost of the bicycle and safety equipment was less than €1,250 or, in the case of a pedelec or ebike, €1,500.
  • The tax year in which the bicycle is provided counts as the first year. For example, if you used the scheme during any month in 2016, you can use the scheme again from 1 January 2020.

Qualifying journeys
  • You must mainly use the bicycle and safety equipment for qualifying journeys. This means the whole or part of a journey between your home and your normal place of work.

Your employer will ask you to sign a statement stating that the bicycle:
  • is for your own use
  • will be mainly used for qualifying journeys.

More can be found here