You must be at least 18 years of age, prepared to commute at least 20 miles per week, have a UK bank account and provide photographic identification (passport or driving licence) when you collect your bike.
You will need an Apple or Android Smartphone to use the Free2Cycle App. Minimum operating systems are: iOS devices: iOS 9.x, iOS 10.x and Android devices: Lollipop (5.0 - 5.1.1), Marshmallow (6.0), Nougat (7.0).
You will need the following details to complete your application;
Your application will include a credit search to check your eligibility for finance. Take a look at our Cyclist FAQ's for more details.
1) We'll ask how many miles per week you want to pledge to commute by bike, (to be eligible, you will need to cycle at least 20 miles per week). Based on your mileage pledge, you can choose the bike you like from a wide range of options available.
You can also upgrade your bike with either a one-off payment or by paying a deposit followed by a monthly direct debit payment.
We will also provide you with a list of convenient bike shops where you can collect your bike.
2) To enable Free2Cycle to purchase the bike for you, the next step in the registration is for you to apply for a loan. Remember, as long as you meet your mileage pledge, the cost of your bike is covered, but if you have chosen the option to upgrade your bike, you will be responsible for paying the additional amount.
If you don't meet your mileage pledge, that’s fine, but you’ll need to pay for the percentage you didn’t achieve in the monthly loan repayment. If your sponsor ceases funding you (e.g. you leave your employment) then you will be liable for the monthly instalments.
3) Once your loan application has been confirmed, we will order your bicycle and you can start cycling!