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Green Commute Initiative FAQs

GCI is a way to pay for your new bike through a monthly salary sacrifice. The payments are taken directly from your gross salary, whilst also meaning you don't pay tax, national insurance or interest fees.

Purchasing through GCI allows you to save between 28 and 47%, offering a tax efficient way to buy your next bike. Once you checked your employer is signed up to Green Commute Initiative, you can go ahead and ask us for a quote or place an order if you've already got a certificate.

There is no maximum limit. This means you can browse our entire range of bikes and pair with accessories. Please check with your employer for any order value limit before applying for your certificate.

GCI have a step-by-step guide on their website.

Buying an Airdrop Bike through Green Commute Initiative

It's not essential to get a quote; you can order a standard bike through the website. Some employers will ask you to provide a quote before you apply for a certificate. If that's the case, or if your preferred bike includes some customisation, use the contact form below to get in touch.

Shop the website in the normal way and add all the items you want to include to your basket. At the checkout stage, choose "Green Commute Initiative" as the payment method. You will not be asked to pay at that point. We will hold your order for 14 days. As soon as you have your certificate number and your PIN, let us know so that we can complete your order.

You can place an order with us before you apply for a certificate, and that's a good way to ensure the total amount is accurate. But you can also apply for a certificate first, and then place your order with us afterwards.

As soon as you have your certificate, including the certificate number and the PIN code, please let us know.

If you have already placed an order with us, we can redeem the certificate straight away and begin to build your bike.

If you have not yet placed an order, you should do so, making sure that the contents and value match up to the certificate.

When you place an order we will hold the stock for 14 days to enable you to apply for a certificate through GCI. We will not build your bike until you provide us with the certificate number and PIN code.

Once we have redeemed your certificate, you have signed the hire agreement and your employer has released the funds to us, we will build your bike. This will be subject to the usual build queue which is typically 5-7 days.

It is vital that the value of your order and the value of your certificate are exactly the same. Once your certificate has been issued, the value cannot change. It is not possible to part-pay via certificate and another payment method. Nor is it possible to make top-up payments.

If you want to order other items in addition to your bike (and accessories), that must be done as a separate order.

We can only accept GCI orders on new bikes at normal retail price - not compatible with discount codes or sale items.

Contact Us If you have any more questions

We appreciate that Cycle To Work schemes can be a little complex and it's definitely worth speaking with your employer to understand how they run the scheme on their side. But we're also happy to help, so if you have any questions, ask away!