A bike lease plan for both small and large companies.

Get your employers on the bike of their dreams within one week.

The benefits of a bike lease plan for your company

Secondary benefits

The bike is the most wanted secondary benefit.

Quick and easy

Get your employees in 4 simple steps on their dream bike. Through a unique automated platform, you can offer your employees a personalized bike plan.

Tax benefit

Up to 35% cheaper than buying, at no additional cost for your employees. Leasing a bicycle is 25% to 80% than buying the bicycle for private use. You save up to 20% on social security contributions.

Vitality

Healthier and happier employees! Fitter employees: 1-2 days less absenteeism.

How it works

Sign up

Register your business in just 5 minutes. After a quick credit check you will receive the contract within 48 hours. After signing, you have access to our online platform.

Business conditions

You determine the conditions under which employees lease a bicycle. You can choose whether you or your employees pay for the bike. After setting the conditions you share a registration link with your employees.

Get on the bike

You have full control over the process as every registration must be approved by you. After accepting the registration your employees can choose the bike of their dreams. The sky is the limit: they can choose from any type of bike and brand.

Administration

We've got you covered. A monthly export from our digital platform provides you with all the necessary information for payroll administration.

A bike lease plan for any size

1

Your needs as a company

How can we help you? Lease a Bike is fully equipped to meet your business needs. You decide whether you want to contribute to the lease rate of the employee. For example, you can choose to pay the full lease rate, pay a fixed amount per month or pay the full amount. It is up to you!

2

Finding the right fit

We have many useful services at no extra cost. From a standard bicycle policy to setting conditions of use for your employees. You can easily put together these services via the online platform. The employees sign this digitally before they can collect the bicycle from the dealer.

3

Help with the implementation

To ensure that your bike plan is going to be a success, our service includes an implementation plan with smart tips, promotion material and best practices from other companies. 

4

Make life easy

We have a national dealer network. This means that there is always a dealer nearby to pick up the bike or do maintenance and repair. Your employees can choose from any type of bike and brand. 

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Companies that already got on their bikes

All companies and working individuals in Europe on a lease bike

What others say

The stories of people that joined the ride.

"It's a nice system because almost everything is automatic. At the same time, you have insight into what is going on within the bicycle scheme, because everything comes together in the central dashboard. It really puts you in control as a company".
Kras Recycling
"The employees are really happy with it. They see it as a nice extra, but also as a compliment. I would therefore recommend it to other companies."
Saver
"Within the work expense scheme, we had no room to provide our employees with an electric bicycle or sports bike. But now there is that possibility, thanks to Lease a Bike's bicycle scheme."
Lomans
"The great advantage is that CROP itself was also starting up a bicycle scheme through LEASE A BIKE. In combination with their specific expertise and knowledge of our company, we quickly arrived at a customized bicycle scheme."
Heinen & Hopman Engineering BV

Calculate what you save

Want to know how much your employees can save? Calculate it in less than 1 minute!

Leasing a bike is 35% cheaper than buying it. Why? Because the price of the bike is deducted from the gross salary. In fact, if you decide to contribute as an employer, your employees can save up to 80% compared to buying.

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Are there any costs associated with the lease bicycle plan?

No, as a company you can offer the bicycle plan to your colleagues free of charge.

What happens to the bicycle when an employee leaves the company before the end of the lease period?

When an employee with an active lease leaves the company, the agreements contained in the addendum take effect. This document is entered into by each employee before the lease bike can be selected. We provide an example of the addendum. This states, for example, that the colleague who leaves the company must make a net payment for the remaining lease installments. In this construction, your company pays off the remaining instalments to the lease company. If your company does not want to include this condition, we facilitate three options for the company where you work in order to minimise your risk:

  • The colleague who leaves the company pays off the remaining lease instalments (without service and insurance costs).
  • The colleague who leaves the company can have the existing lease contract taken over by a colleague within the company.


How do I arrange the administration?

To support you throughout the journey, we have developed a digital platform that you can use for free. Here you can manage all processes and let all parties (the company you work for, all employees and the bicycle store) come together to arrange everything. The administration is also a breeze: you can arrange most things with one push of a button. Of course we are always there for you if you have any questions about the platform, so that you can enter the leaseplan without any worries.

How does the 7% tax credit work?

First you add 7% of the (recommended) retail price of the bicycle to the income of your cycling colleague. Then you deduct wage (income) tax from this. This is also shown on the paycheck.
Example:

Suppose the new price of the chosen bicycle is € 2,500 and the yearly (annual) addition is € 175. If you divide this amount by 12 (months), you arrive at € 14.58 of addition per month. You add this amount to your gross income. This means that each month tax is also paid on this amount. If you then calculate this again, that extra tax comes down to about € 5 per month.

How does the gross/net benefit work?

If your organization cannot or will not pay the full lease amount, the employee leasing the bicycle can voluntarily offset ('exchange') the lease costs and the service and insurance package against the gross salary. The gross salary then decreases slightly, which also means that there is less tax to pay. This way the gross/net benefit has advantages, which even without a contribution from the employer can be up to 35% tax advantage over a private purchase.

Which brands and kind of bicycles does Lease a Bike offer?

We offer all types of bicycles, which is well over 200! From e-bikes to granny bikes and mountain bikes to electric cargo bikes.

Where can my colleagues pick up their bicycles?

With over 1100 affiliated bike stores, there is always one that is near you. You can go to the local bike store around the corner, but also to one of the specialty stores across the country. For purchase and maintenance. This way your colleagues can get on their bicycles without a care in the world. Check our dealer locator for all connected bike stores.

How do I manage the lease contracts in payroll?

For your convenience, all new lease contracts take effect as of the first day of the month. Even if your colleague picks up the bicycle before that time. This is because we make a distinction between the day of issue and the start date of the contract:


  • Day of issue - as of this date, tax addition is calculated
  • Start date of contract - as of the first of the month, your cycling colleague pays a monthly lease amount for 36 months
     

If your company pays the entire amount, you only need to process the addition in the paycheck. If your company makes a contribution or only facilitates the lease, you process both the addition and the monthly lease amount in the paycheck records.

Who handles the insurance and maintenance?

Our goal is to make it as carefree as possible for (unburden/easy) you. That's why we provide all our bikes with standard all-risk insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance. In addition, your colleague can choose between the following maintenance packages at a competitive rate:

  • Basic Package: up to € 100 (incl. VAT) per year covered 
  • Standard package: up to € 150 (incl. VAT) per year covered
  • Premium package: everything will be covered, i.e. there are no risks (only available for E-Bikes)
  • Speed Pedelec package: up to €300 (incl. VAT) per year covered (including third-party insurance)

The exact insurance amount depends on the price of the bicycle. The monthly service and insurance costs are included in the lease price.

In what forms can we offer the bike plan?

Each company can create and design its own lease plan. To give you an idea of what that might look like, we give three examples:

  • The company pays the full, monthly lease cost. Your colleague pays 7% additional tax each month. This can be done as a fringe benefit, as part of the mobility budget or from the lease car budget. 
  • The company pays a fixed amount per month. Your colleague pays the rest.
  • The company facilitates the lease arrangement. Your colleague pays the lease costs by voluntarily exchanging the gross salary and this is still up to 35% cheaper than a private purchase. 


In sum, your cycling colleague could be dealing with two expenses:


  • The monthly lease costs (plus service and maintenance costs)
  • 7% additional tax. These costs are always for the employee, as compensation for the private use of the bicycle.
What about the untaxed allowance per kilometre?

The untaxed allowance can be combined with the lease bike. This is how it works: 

For commuter kilometers with the lease bicycle there is no right to the untaxed kilometer compensation. But for the kilometers covered by other means of transport - such as your own car or public transport - you may continue to pay the kilometer compensation.


Example:  

Suppose that before the bike plan, your colleague went to work five days a week by private car. They received an allowance for this. Now that the colleague has a lease bike, they cycle to work two days a week and three days a week use their own car. This means that you can continue to pay a kilometer allowance for three days a week. As a company, you can of course reinvest the two days of allowance in the lease amount at no cost, which means the company employee pays a lower monthly amount.


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