The British Transport Police (BTP) has joined forces with the Green Commute Initiative (GCI).
The BTP is now able to select from a broader range of bikes, thanks to its benefits platform Choices, which now includes GCI. By using GCI, the BTP is no longer restricted by a £1,000 limit. Adapted and specialised bikes for disabled employees are also possible through the scheme.
The Choices platform is designed for the public sector and is a partnership between Capita Employee Solutions and Protosun Benefits. The BTP has set a maximum order value of £3,000 and the salary sacrifice period is set at 24 months.
Ian Cordwell, director of Protosun Benefits, said: “I am delighted that the product offering on the Choices platform has been expanded to include Green Commute Initiative. Those employees wanting to get more expensive bikes can now do so through the scheme. British Transport Police will be the first to benefit from the change and I’m sure their staff will be excited by GCI’s excellent scheme.”
GCI’s founder and managing director Rob Howes said: “I am thrilled that we will be working with the British Transport Police. The team at Protosun Benefits has been working really hard to give employees an improved offer on the cycle to work options and the GCI team has supported their efforts every step of the way. I am delighted that yet another public sector body will now be offering GCI to its employees, giving access to a much wider range of bikes, including E-bikes and cargo bikes. This can only be a good thing for both them and the environment.”