Do I have to ride to work everyday?

This is a common question and there's a simple answer and a technical answer...

Simple answer:

  • No, you do not have to commute by bike daily. 

Technical answer:

  • You should use the bike and/or accessories mainly for commuting to and, if relevant, between workplaces.
  • At least 50% of the bike and/or accessories use should be for work purposes. For example, if you used the bike 10 times in a year, at least 5 of those journies must be work-related. 
  • The bike and accessories can also be used for non-work purposes.

Please remember 🚨

  • There is no need for you to keep a log of your journeys.
  • You are unable to claim business mileage allowance when using a bike that is being hired to you by your employer.


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