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Application checklist

Please take a look at information below to check that you have everything you need handy before you apply

The basics

You must be at least 18 years of age, prepared to cycle at least 20 miles per week, have a UK bank account and provide photographic identification (passport or driving licence) when you collect your bike.

The tech

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).

The application checklist

You will need the following details to complete your application;

  • Your Employer/Sponsor's name;
  • Your bank account details; and
  • Your residential UK address history for the past 3 years.

Your application will include a credit search to check your eligibility for finance. Take a look at our Cyclist FAQ's for more details.

How the Free2Cycle registration process works.

1) We'll ask how many miles per week you want to pledge to cycle, (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 commitment, 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 commitment, 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!

Continue with your application