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Cyclescheme at Rapha
Work in the UK? Is your employer enrolled in the Cyclescheme allowance programme? You are entitled to an annual tax free allowance of up to £1000 to spend on bicycle equipment and clothing. Better still, Cyclescheme saves your employer money on National Insurance contributions so if they’re not yet signed up, you can invite them here.
If you’ve already got your bike, you can now save between 25% and 39% on Rapha cycle clothing. With this year’s allowance, why not renew your riding wardrobe and stock up on spares for more commuting and weekend rides. You can spend your allowance online at rapha.cc and in our UK Clubhouses; bundles and sale items are included in the scheme.
How does it work?
The Cyclescheme operates a voucher system. Once you have confirmed that your employer is enrolled and have decided what you would like to buy, submit an application to your employer. After reviewing your case, your employer will pay for your Cyclescheme package and issue you with an electronic certificate. This can then be exchanged for your kit.
1. Choose your package
Head over to the Cyclescheme website and choose your ‘package’. To do this, you will have to decide on your budget, your repayment period and what you’d like spend the allowance on. If you have a bike, an accessories package is perfect.
2. Submit your application
Submit an application on the Cyclescheme website. To start this process, you must enter your payroll number, your budget and your employer’s Cyclescheme code. If you do not know this, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Employer Code’ and clearly state the name of your company. If your employer is not enrolled, you can invite them to do so.
3. Pick up your new kit
You will be sent your Cyclescheme Certificate to exchange for your chosen items. With Rapha you can do that either online or in one of our Clubhouses in Manchester and London. In store you can also book a free personal shopping session to learn more about the range and find items that are perfect for you. Find your nearest UK Clubhouse here.
Contributions to the cost your new clothing are deducted from your pay packet but, since deductions are made before tax, you save between 25% and 39% off the retail price.
Your employer also stands to save from the Cyclescheme. The programme is free to join and allows employers to save money on National Insurance contributions.
What can you buy?
Your Cyclescheme voucher can be used across rapha.cc to save at least 25% and up to 39% off the retail price off items you would need for cycling. This excludes gifts, books and Rapha Travel packages.
Suggestions for your Cyclescheme voucher.
Returns, Repairs And Exchanges
If you change your mind about your purchase and wish to cancel your order, it must be returned in its entirety within 90 days of receipt. Please contact your employer’s Cyclescheme administrator who can begin this process for you.
All returns should be in ‘as new’ condition, both unwashed and unworn.
Once your employer has approved your return you can then return your order following our returns procedure, as detailed on our returns page here.
If you would like to make an exchange on your purchase please follow the steps in the section ‘How to make a return’ here. Exchanges can be made on a like-for-like basis, this means a different size or colour of the same product.
If you find an item unsuitable it can be returned to us for an exchange.
Rapha is committed to product excellence and stands behind the quality of the products it produces, although, from time-to-time manufacturing faults can and do occur. If you think your product has a suffered a manufacturing fault please contact us.
Rapha offers a free repair service where a crash or accident has damaged a garment or a failure has occurred even after significant usage. For further details on our repair service please click here.
Although the above procedures apply to the majority of employers schemes there are some variations which are a result of the way an employer’s scheme is set up, typical examples would be if they are using a finance company or a benefits provider. Please contact your employer for details on your company’s Cyclescheme.