11 Merchants Wharf, Commercial Road 
Electric Bikes 
Penmarin House, 
Commercial Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8SB 
01326 379200 
 
 
This weeks opening times 
Monday-Friday 
10.00-5.00 
Saturday 10.00-4.00 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarah Newton visiting our new showroom 
Local MP, Sarah Newton recently visited Top Gear in Penryn to discuss the latest changes to the Cycle to Work Scheme with Peter Williams. 
Top Gear, Cornwall's largest electric bike specialist have recently moved to new premises in Penryn and have more than fifteen years experience selling and maintaining electric bikes. 
Following her visit, Sarah commented: “I am delighted that the Government listened to my calls and those of cycling campaigners to widen access to this popular scheme. As Cornwall is so hilly, it can put many people off cycling, but with electric bikes becoming more and more popular, I hope local employers will continue to promote this scheme and as a result more people will take it up.  
Cycling and walking to work is a good way for us all to do our bit for the environment, reducing congestion and emissions and improve our health and wellbeing. Peter and his staff have years of experience, offer friendly advice and a wide range of bikes, so I hope more people will pop along and consider an electric bike as an alternative to driving.” 
 
 
Is your employer signed up? 
Your company needs to be signed up to use the Cyclescheme, but with the Green Commute Initiative they can either sign up, or it can be operated for a one off transaction. Many companies are not aware of this scheme, but it is very flexible and offers much more than most of the other schemes currently available. It may be worth asking your employer to take a look at the Green Commute Initiative website if they have not already done so. 
 
What price bikes are included in the schemes? 
With the Cyclescheme, it is normally limited to bikes with a price up to £1000, though you may be able to pay any extra yourself if the bike you want is over that figure 
Some companies have actually opted for a higher figure than £1000, so please contact the person responsibe for operating the scheme at your place of work to see what your actual imit is.  
The monthly payments are taken over 12 months 
The Green Commute Initiative has no cap on the price of the bike or accessories and payments range from 6 to 24 months. 
 
How much can I save? 
Savings start at a minimum of 25%, but most people save more.  
 
What is the procedure? 
Once you have chosen the bike that suits your needs, you need to discuss with your employer which scheme they would like you to use.  
There are many advantages of the Green Commute Initiative scheme, and their details can be found here. It is though your companies choice which scheme they would like to use. 
 
Advantages of cycling 
Cycling to work helps you stay fit and healthy and reduces your carbon footprint. Using an electric bike also allows you to arrive at work fresh but not hot, tired and requiring a shower. It can also be very cost effective due to savings on fuel, bus fares and parking charges. 
 
How do the schemes work? 
Visit the sites above to discover the different features of the two schemes and how to go about taking advantage of the tax savings available. 
 
How does payment work? 
Your hire payments are deducted from your gross monthly salary. At the end of the hire period you will be given the option to either hand the bike back or keep it for a further period, with the option eventually to own the bike outright. 
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