IT’S time to get on your bike.
Recent Government announcements mean it may be the best way to travel in the coming months.
But with demand overtaking supply and leading brands reporting a sales boom, can you cycle and save?
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WORK IT OUT: Check if your employer has signed up for the Cycle To Work scheme.
You can choose a bike, hire it for an agreed length of time, then buy it for a fraction of its original value — saving up to 42 per cent.
If your employer is not part of it, send them to gov.uk to search “cycle to work” for info.
RIDE SAFELY: Already have a bike? Make sure it’s in working order and safe to cycle without forking out cash.
Halfords is offering free Get Back On Your Bike 32-point bike checks for wear and damage.
If there are any issues you can get them fixed by a qualified mechanic, and they offer finance options to help you spread the cost, but you’re under no obligation.
For more information visit halfords.com.
GET CLEARANCE: If you want to buy your own bike, it’s worth checking clearance sections online for cheaper prices.
Evanscycles.com has plenty on offer, with many road bikes discounted by up to 30 per cent, with finance options available to lessen the blow.
It also has accessories to make your rides go smoother, such as the Shimano RP100 Road Shoe for £49.99, down from £69.99.
Always use head protection and get it for less at Sportsdirect.com, where you can pick up the Men’s Muddyfox helmet for £14.99, usually selling for £37.99.
CHILD-FRIENDLY: To get your youngsters into cycling, head to thebikeclub.co.uk.
Choose your bike by measuring your child and decide on either a refurbished bike or new one.
When your child outgrows it, you can exchange it for a bigger one.
You can return the bike at any time.
This saves on forking out for a bike that your kids may end up outgrowing fairly quickly.
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