The council encourages staff to use alternatives to the car to travel to and from work. To help staff we offer a number of benefits to cyclists including the cycle to work scheme through the My Rewads portal. coming soon.

The Cycle to Work scheme is a government initiative that encourages alternative travel and reduces our environmental impact. Not only does it reduce your carbon footprint, but also allows you to spread the cost of getting a new bike, save on Income Tax and National Insurance and increase your fitness.

Choose from over 500 brands and almost 2000 stores across the UK.

You can make big savings on the cost of a bike and safety equipment.

  • Cycling is a great form of exercise.
  • Cycling to work is good for the environment.
  • Cycling to work can save you money on travel costs.
  • Cycling to work can make your journey time more predictable.

How the scheme works 

If your application is successful the council pays for the full cost of the bike and any safety equipment you need. This is then paid back by way of a salary sacrifice arrangement under a Hire Agreement between you and your employer. This means that you agree to forego an amount from your salary each month in return for the benefit of a bicycle and safety equipment.

This, in turn, reduces the amount of income tax and national insurance that you pay each month. Depending on what you buy you could save between £80- £320 on your bike over the year.

For more information, go to My Rewards.

  • Cycle parking

If you work in the Civic Offices you can leave your bike in the bike compound, located in the underground car park at the Civic Office.  The compound is secured with swipe card access, and you can only gain entry if your council ID card has been registered with facilities management.  

To request use of the cycle compound please email facilitiesmanagement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

You are still strongly advised to buy the best lock you can afford. 

The council is a member of the Easit scheme, which gives staff access to a range of travel discounts.  One of the main benefits for staff is a 15% train discount, however Easit also offer a number of cycling discounts too.  

Below are the ones currently available:

  • Cycle hub servicing

Staff receive a 10% discount on all full and basic bicycle servicing at the Community Cycle Hub located on Winston Churchill Avenue. To receive the discount please take along your staff ID badge and show to the staff. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. All servicing sessions must be pre-booked.  

  • Coopers Cycles, Cosham

10% on new bikes and 10% on stock items and repairs, you can call them on 9238 5666 or visit the store at 8 Highbury Buildings, Portsmouth Road, Cosham. 

  • Portsmouth Cycle Exchange, Southsea

Ask in store for current discounts, you can call them on 9281 5918 or visit the store at 4 Gothic Buildings, Victoria Road North, Southsea. 

  • Portsmouth Cycle World, North End

10% off all stock and repairs, except Marins and sale stock, you can call them on 9266 6500 or visit them at 373 London Road, North End.  Finance can be arranged, subject to terms and conditions.

  • Velocity Cycles - 023 9237 1000

Contact them for the latest discounts.  Units 8-10 The Interchange, 10 Portsmouth Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 2AE  

  • Solent Cycles - 023 9255 4125

10 per cent discount on bikes and accessories to all PCC staff (this does not include items already on sale). 7 Marine Parade West, Lee on the Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9LL

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