Cycle 2 Work Scheme

The Travel Team is pleased to confirm the Cycle2work scheme will be available again from 13th March 2017.

The Cycle2work scheme enables University employees to make savings of up to 42%* on a brand new bike and safety accessories for cycling to work by purchasing the bike tax-free.

In addition, Manchester Met has agreed a further 5% discount on the cost of bicycles purchased from any Halfords store or online shop, and a wide selection of independent retailers. Colleagues will also benefit from a 20% discount on cycle accessories for the life of the hire agreement.

How it works at Manchester Met

Colleagues can sign-up for the scheme from 13th March 2017 – 23rd April 2017.

The Cycle2work scheme will allow colleagues to purchase bicycles and accessories to the value of £1,000, where the cost of the bike is recovered out of your gross salary.

Bicycles can be purchased directly from Halfords or from a wide selection of independent cycle retailers across Manchester and Cheshire. There is also a Cycle Republic Store located on London Road in Manchester City Centre where Letters of Collection can be redeemed.

How do I sign up?

Halfords administer the Cycle2work application process and details can be accessed by contacting Halfords directly.

To sign-up, visit and register with the employer code: MMUC2W

Please identify your chosen bike/accessories prior to submitting an application to determine the correct value of your Letter of Collection.

Find out more

Everything you will need to know is published on the Halfords website, but in the event you are unable find the information, please contact the dedicated helpline (0345 504 6444) or the Manchester Met Travel Team:

Web: (including guidance on the step by step process)


Tel: 0161 247 2989


*Savings as a result of Tax and National Insurance benefits when an employee hires a bike and safety accessories through the cycle2work scheme. Savings dependent upon circumstances of the employer and those of the employee. 42% saving can be made when any LoC is selected assuming the employer funds the scheme. Assumes 40% Tax Rate and 2% NIC Rate.