A Catterick Garrison cycle shop is taking part in a new scheme offering high-tech e-bikes to employees at discounted prices.
Bank Cycles, in Richmond Road, is delivering the new Green Commute Initiative providing electronic bikes to help people get to work.
The initiative is described as a better version of the popular Cycle to Work (C2W) scheme.
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Unlike previous C2W schemes there is no £1,000 limit making e-bikes possible.
It is also normally possible to pay by finance for a bike and employers can also make tax savings.
Employees can save up to 42 per cent on the price of a bike and pay monthly meaning a £1,200 bike will cost as little as £29 per month.
Rob Howes, managing director of the Green Commute Initiative, said “We want more commuters to enjoy the freedom of e-bike commuting instead of horrible, frustrating car journeys.
“Academic research shows people who have an e-bike use their cars 20% less and that can only be a good thing.
“Better air quality and less congestion benefits everyone and although the majority of use should be commuting, e-bikes are really fun for leisure time and at weekends. “
Ian Alden, from Bank Cycles, said: “E-bike usage is huge on the continent. Our local terrain with its short sharp hills is even more suited to e-bike commuting.
“Our e-bike designs are really slick and since you can wear normal clothes you’ll arrive looking very cool and stylish. No need for lycra or getting hot and sweaty.”
For further information on The Green Commute Initiative, visit www.greencommuteinitiative.uk