The monthly lease amount is a business expense that you can deduct from your annual profit. Leasing a bicycle is much more affordable than buying. You save minimal 25%.
Do you want to continue cycling after the lease period? No problem! You can take over your leased bike for about 20%. Including takeover, you are up to 35% cheaper than buying privately.
There is no legal minimum for commuting. It is possible to use the bicycle for private purposes only. On the days that you do not use the bike for commuting, you can continue to receive a travel allowance.
When you buy a bike privately and count it as company assets, you are obliged by law to cycle 10% of the kilometres for business purposes. With operational lease, you do not have this obligation. Leasing a bike gives you more freedom.
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Absolutely! The bike plan has recently become fiscally lucrative for self-employed people too. The monthly lease amount is a business expense. These costs and expenses result in a lower profit. This in turn provides a tax advantage.
Take the e-bike: the average purchase price nowadays is around € 3,000. With a bike plan, you pay this amount divided into monthly amounts. This leaves more room for other investments.
You can easily combine the untaxed allowance per kilometer with the lease bike. This is how it works:
You are not entitled to the untaxed kilometer compensation for commuter kilometers with the lease bike. But for the kilometers you travel by other means of transportation - such as your own car or public transport - you may continue to pay the kilometer compensation.
Before the bike plan, you commuted to work five days a week in your own car. You received a kilometer allowance for this. Now that you have a leased bicycle, you cycle to work two days a week and three days a week by private car. This means that you can continue to receive an allowance per kilometer for three days a week.
First you add 7% of the retail price of the bicycle to your income. Then other costs are deducted from this.
Suppose the new price of the chosen bicycle is € 2,500 and the yearly 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.
Absolutely! It is also interesting for self-employed people to get a lease bicycle. Would you like to know more? Click here for more information or send your question to us via the contact form.
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.
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 you can get on their bicycles without a care in the world. Check our dealer locator for all connected bike stores.
You can register your business via our website in just five minutes. Once we receive your registration, we will run a credit check. We'll get back to you with the response within two business days. After approval you will receive the terms and conditions, which can be signed digitally. Then you get access to our online platform, activate your account and automatically receive the Lease a Bike order code to choose your bike at the local bike store.
The lease runs for 36 months.
After 36 months, you’ll get the option to take over the leased bike from us for about 15% of the purchase price.
How annoying! Unfortunately this can happen. If your bike is stolen, first report it to the police. It is important that you have both original keys in your possession and that you include the frame number in the report. You can find this number via our platform.
After reporting the theft you go to your Lease a Bike store to fill out a theft form together. This is a digital form that the bike store can find in the platform. The bike store will then request a new bike for you. And in the meantime, you will receive a comparable rental bike - as quickly as possible - for a maximum of seven days. Your contract continues. In case of theft there is no excess, except for a racing or mountain bike. For these bikes, the excess in the event of theft is 10% of the new value.
Do you have a Speed-Pedelec leased bicycle? Then it is necessary to indicate on the report that it is a Speed-Pedelec vehicle. It is mandatory to include the license plate number.
If you notice that you have damage to your bicycle, make an appointment with your Lease a Bike store as soon as possible to fill in a damage form together. This is a digital form that the bike store can find in the platform. After approval, the bike store will repair the damage on the spot. If that doesn’t work, you will be given a comparable replacement bike for a maximum of seven days. Your contract continues as usual. An excess of €25 applies to any damage, except for racing and mountain bikes. For these bikes, the excess is € 50 per claim.
If you have been involved in an accident and there is a third party involved, you can call in the personal injury assistance of DAS. They can hold the insurer of the party that caused the accident liable on your behalf and claim the material and immaterial damage.
Check Das lets injury for more information, or contact the personal injury helpdesk of DAS:
Good to know, they work on a no cure no pay basis. This means that they collect the costs from the insurer of the person who caused the damage. You therefore run no financial risk.
Tip: have you been involved in an accident? Take pictures of the situation and write down the contact details of the other party (parties).
Within each service and insurance package is 24/7 repatriation service included. If you break down on the road you can call the number below and you will be assisted. Please indicate clearly that you have a lease bike from Lease a Bike. The breakdown assistance team provides repatriation throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. From the place where you were stranded to your local Lease a Bike store. If the bike store is not open at that time, you will be taken home.
The phone number of the breakdown assistance team is: 088-1121776.
No, you don't have to. You can visit any Lease a Bike bike store for service and maintenance.
Using the frame number of your bike, the bike store employee can directly deduct the cost of maintenance from your annual budget.
When your bike needs servicing, you can contact a Lease a Bike bike store. By phone or email you can schedule an appointment at your convenience. There are also a number of bicycle stores that offer the possibility to schedule a service online.
Important: Please indicate clearly that it is a lease bike via Lease a Bike and have the contract ID and frame number of your bike ready.
*All service packages include All-risk insurance on damage and theft. And 24/7 repatriation service.
Tip: In the calculator you will find under ''compare service packages'', an extensive overview with the contents of the different service packages.
The service packages include repairs, annual maintenance and/or service work caused by wear and tear that affect the user safety or proper functioning of the lease bike.
Tip: In the calculator you will find under ''compare service packages'', an extensive overview with the contents of the various service packages.
Service, including roadside assistance, is included in the fixed lease price. If your bike is repaired on the spot by ANWB roadside assistance and you have paid for this, you can use this form to claim the costs incurred from us, provided your budget is sufficient.