'We are paying commission to a company which is actively trying to harm our business': Retailers rally against 'outrageous' Cycle to Work fees

Customers might not notice the commission charged, but bike shops certainly do

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Cycle to Work schemes - which allow people to save tax on bikes via 'loaning' them from their employers - should be more "transparent" about the "outrageous" fees they charge bike shops, one independent retailer has told Cycling Weekly.

The comments follow a war of words between the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) and one of the UK's biggest Cycle to Work organisations, Cyclescheme, over new rules being introduced by the latter.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.