Sport Imperial and the Payroll department have joined forces and together bring College staff an interest-free cycle loan.  Staff are entitled to borrow up to £2,000 to purchase a bike. 

About iCycle

Benefits of iCycle

Staff can buy bikes using the loan from wherever they wish but Sport Imperial have negotiated special discounts on bikes and accessories from two outlets.  In addition, cycle club membership is included. Read more below: 

Pearson's Cycles -

  • 13% discount on bikes and 5% on accessories for both Imperial College students and staff on production of their Imperial ID card
  • year-round bespoke advice, sourcing and delivery service of bikes and equipment for those who have opted for the loan
  • unique area for Imperial staff on the Pearson's Cycles website so relevant information is easily accessible 
  • NEW!   Additional store now at 232 Upper Richmond Road London SW14 8AG
  • NEW!  Pearson's Cycles have now opened another store in Sheen near Richmond Park - Pearson Performance

Action Bikes  -

  • discounts of 10-15% (ask in store for details) on bikes, accessories and repairs on production of an Imperial ID card 

How does iCycle work?

Similar to the College's season-ticket loan, iCycle provides College staff with the opportunity to purchase a new bike. Staff are entitled to borrow up to £2,000 for a bike and can do this in addition to having a season-ticket loan as long as the total loan for both does not exceed £10,000. To benefit from this scheme, staff should: 

Complete the application form (word document) and submit it by email to the payroll office .

  1. The loan amount requested is added to their next payslip as an advance
  2. The staff member purchases their bike directly from the cycle shop of their choice using the advance
  3. Monthly repayments of equal instalments commence in the following month for ten months
  4. The bike is the property of the staff member from the day they purchase it
  5. Please retain your credit card slip or equivalent as proof of purchase. A random sample of loan transactions will be audited to ensure compliance with the scheme. If you are included within this control group you will be contacted and asked to provide evidence of your purchase. Otherwise, there is no need to submit receipts to the payroll office
  6. In cases where the employee's contract has less than 10 months to run, the employee may apply for a loan for less than the remainder of their contract (e.g. if their contract has 10 months to run, they may apply for a loan repayable over nine month).  Repayment plan cannot be shorter than 6 months.
  7. You should time your application so that it reaches the payroll office before the payroll closing deadline for the month in which you require the loan to be advanced. 

Payroll schedule

The payroll closing deadlines for 2017 are as follows:

iCycle Loan Payment Schedule

Payment to be received in the month:Form should reach by 5pm on:
Dec 2016 05 Dec 2016
Jan 2017 09 Jan 2017
Feb 2017 09 Feb 2017
Mar 2017 09 Mar 2017
Apr 2017 04 Apr 2017
May 2017 09 May 2017
Jun 2017 08 Jun 2017
Jul 2017 09 Jul 2017
Aug 2017 09 Aug 2017
Sep 2017 07 Sep 2017
Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017
Nov 2017 09 Nov 2017
Dec 2017 05 Dec 2017
Jan 2018 09 Jan 2018


If you have a question about iCycle please contact Aga Scibor for more information: 

Email: Aga Scibor

Phone: 020 7594 8741