An electrically assisted pedal cycle, or e-bike, is a bicycle that provides assistance when you pedal. This makes it easy to cycle without working up a sweat and makes them a viable substitute for journeys that would otherwise be taken by car or public transport. Depending on the bike and the level of assistance, the battery will typically last between 50-80km (30-50mi). In the UK, e-bikes are limited to 25km/h (15.5mph) at which point the electric motor will stop assisting you. We believe they are the future of short distance travel.
Our curated collection covers all your staff’s needs. Our premium brands include Cowboy, VanMoof, Rad Power Bikes, Brompton and Volt. For more information, check out the Rides page here.
We include a free premium brand helmet with every subscription.
Absolutely. Branding is included as standard as part of any fleet or cargo subscriptions. With DASH4Work, we ask employers to contribute at least 50% or £50 per month to the cost for employees for the bikes to be branded. We will get in touch with you once you have signed up to discuss branding.
DASH works alongside any existing cycle to work scheme that you may have in place. We want to empower business and their employees with more choice and more flexibility.
To be eligible for DASH 4 Work, you must be paid by a company through a PAYE payroll. This is to ensure that you benefit from the Cycle to Work scheme. We are working hard to open up our services to people who fall outside of this. Please leave your name and email address via the Contact Us form and a short description of your circumstances and we will be in touch as and when we can work with you.
Within the DASH 4 Work platform, we display all pricing on a net basis, i.e. after the effects of any tax savings whether that be Corporation Tax, VAT, Income Tax or National Insurance Contributions.
We believe that both employees and employers benefit when an employee chooses to ride a sustainable, health-boosting and money-saving DASH e-bike. DASH 4 Work ensures both parties benefit from a number of different tax savings, meaning the final cost each party pays is very different to how the cost of the bike is split pre-tax.
As such, the only way to make fair comparisons as to how much each party is paying is to look at the pricing on a net basis - so that's exactly what we do.
Our subscriptions are considered a 'salary sacrifice' employee benefit. Salary sacrifice benefits are where an employee forfeits a part of their salary in exchange for a benefit. In the case of DASH, the benefit is an e-bike subscription. The salary sacrifice is deducted from the employee’s gross salary which means that the employee will pay less Income Tax and National Insurance. In addition to this, the business will reduce its National Insurance Contributions.
Our platform is free to set-up with no monthly fees and zero impact on working capital. Many of our customers decide to contribute to their employee’s subscriptions in order to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, well-being and talent retention. You decide whether you want to contribute and by how much.
The exact cost depends on the bike, the duration of the subscription, the employee’s tax bracket and whether the business is contributing to the cost. If the business covers 50% of the cost (our most popular option), the cost to the employee will be around £30 a month.
As part of the signup process for DASH 4 Work, you will be asked to input your payroll closing date (the latest day of the month where your payroll team accepts changes to that month's payroll). DASH 4 Work invoices on the first of the month and collects payment via direct debit on the same day, but only for those bikes which were delivered prior to the previous month's payroll closing date and for which you should have already been able to collect any salary deductions for.
This ensures that DASH 4 Work is likely to only have a positive impact on your company's cash flow.
Don't worry, the VAT implications are not complex and DASH 4 Work helps you with all of them.
If you are a VAT registered business, any employee salary sacrifice deductions are treated as being inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate and will need to be accounted for as such. This also includes businesses that are VAT exempt, such as insurance businesses.
In your monthly payroll deductions download, we will point out any VAT amounts and we would recommend you pass this on to your finance team or accountant.
If you are a VAT exempt business, you should still be able to recover any VAT on DASH's invoice to you under the general principle of VAT recovery, of being able to recover input VAT which can be directly attributable to a taxable supply (i.e. the hire of bikes to employees). If you have any questions about this you should speak to your accountant.
The act of hiring bikes to your employees is a regulated activity if they are over £1000, which all of ours are. For most employers, however, we are able to take care of absolutely everything to do with this without you lifting a finger, so don't let it discourage you.
If your company is already registered with the Financial Conduct Authority and/or Prudential Regulation Authority as a "principal" we are unfortunately unable to work with you at this time (but working hard to change that), unless you only have limited permissions for certain credit-related activities. You can find more details of these here. Please get in touch with us if you have specific questions relating to this and we will do our best to help.
If your company is not yet signed up to DASH Rides, you can complete this form and we'll get in touch to explain the benefits of our super-charged cycle to work scheme.
Our current services operate within the M25 and Surrey but we have plans to expand nationwide in the near future.
Our subscription includes a premium brand e-bike, a helmet, maintenance, liability insurance and corporate branding (if applicable - see “Can our bikes be branded with corporate logos?”)
Explore what we could offer your business by following the superfast sign-up process. Within minutes you can access your own custom DASHboard that gives you the power to manage your subscriptions.
We offer 6, 12 and 18 month subscriptions. The longer the term, the lower the price.
At the end of the subscription, we’ll get in touch to confirm next steps. The employees can either continue their existing subscription on a rolling basis or re-sign a new subscription.
We off-set the full life-cycle (cradle-to-grave) of our bikes by 400%. We do this in partnership with the Gorilla Organization, South Pole and Vertis. Learn more at our Dash 4 Good page here.
We deliver our bikes anywhere within the M25 and Surrey.
There is a delivery cost of £14.99 that the employee must pay for at checkout.
From collection of your ride, we'll have it back to you within 48-72 hours.
We’ll be in touch nearer the time to arrange collection.
DASH provides a subscription service and retains ownership of the bike indefinitely. At the end of the subscription term, employees have the freedom to upgrade to the latest and greatest e-bikes.
Yes, we provide the flexibility to create different groups of employees and subsidise at different rates. An example would be to offer directors a 70% subsidisation rate and general staff a 50% subsidisation rate.
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