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... and save up to 40% compared to purchasing.

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Electric Cargo Bike € 4.390
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E-bike € 3.299
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E-bike € 4.499
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Cycling is good for your health and your wallet. A company bike can be up to 40 % cheaper than buying one. The salary conversion reduces the taxable gross salary and thus also the social security contributions and taxes. With our calculator you can easily see how much you can save.

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The bike of your dreams in 4 steps

1

Convince your employer

Interested in getting a company bike? Talk to your employer. Our team will be happy to support you.

2

Register

After your employer has successfully completed the registration process, you can sign up through our online portal via an individual link. Once you have received approval from your employer, you will receive an order code.

3

Select your dream bike

Use your order code to select your desired bike from one of our specialist dealers. You can choose any brand and type of bike. 

4

Pedal to the metal

You will sign an agreement for the use of the bike with your employer. The term of this agreement is 36 months. Upon request, bikes can be purchased at a reasonable price at the end of your agreement.

What others are saying

Experiences of others who already use our company bikes

I was able to start riding my new company bike the same day my employer approved my request. The process is super easy and fast.
Marlene Seidel
I've already covered a few kilometres on my company bike. With the all-round protection, I keep my bike in good shape and am always safe on the road.
Nils Fonka
There is no limitation in choice of type and brand of bike, which is very nice. You can even lease different accessories.
Matthias Groneick
With my bike, I only need 15 minutes to get to the the office. I would usually drive more than 30 minutes by car because of the traffic.
Vivian Schröder

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What happens at the end of the 36-month agreement period?
  • You will receive an e-mail 4-6 weeks before the end of the leasing agreement informing you of the end of the period of use, which will include an offer to purchase the used company bike. 
  • If you accept the purchase offer, you will receive an invoice confirming the taxation of the monetary benefit arising from the purchase in accordance with §37b para. 1 EStG [Income Tax Act] with takeover by us (flat-rate taxation by third parties).
  • You can pay the purchase price/invoice amount by bank transfer/direct debit.
  • Your company will also receive a copy of the invoice as proof that we have taken over the non-cash benefit in accordance with §37b para. 1 EStG.

If the employee does not wish to purchase the company bike, it must be returned to us at the end of the agreement via a Lease a Bike specialist dealer.


What does the all-round protection include? Which events are covered?

Damage protection

Our damage cover includes all sudden and unforeseeable damage or destruction to the leased item, e.g. due to:

  • theft, burglary or robbery
  • Operating errors
  • Simple negligence
  • Accidental damage
  • Vandalism
  • Defects in design, materials or workmanship
  • Overvoltage, induction or implosion
  • Storm, frost, ice, earthquake or flooding
  • Damage to motor or battery

Europe-wide mobility guarantee

To maintain mobility, our company bicycles are covered by a Europe-wide mobility guarantee.

Benefits of the mobility guarantee 

  • 24-hour service hotline
  • On-site breakdown assistance including bicycle towing service
    • We organise the towing of the bike to the nearest suitable bicycle repair shop and cover the costs for this.
  • Organisation of the onward or return journey after an accident 
  • Replacement bike in the event of a breakdown 
    • We will arrange a replacement bicycle for you and pay the costs of hiring it until you are ready to ride again for a maximum of 7 days, up to a maximum of € 50 per day.
  • Bike return transport
    • If the bicycle cannot be repaired at the place of damage within three working days, we will arrange for its return to a workshop near your home. 
  • Arrangement of emergency cash for bike tours abroad
  • Coverage of overnight costs in the event of a breakdown
    • If the repair of the bike takes longer, we will reserve overnight accommodation for a maximum of five nights and pay the costs up to a maximum of 80 € per night.
  • Arrangement of a bicycle repair shop in the vicinity

Maintenance Package

Employees choose between the basic, premium or all-inclusive package depending on the selected bike and usage. The basic and premium packages include an annual fixed budget, while the all-inclusive package has an unlimited budget. Repairs that are necessary for the operational safety of the bicycle are settled here. Tyre damage, as this is not a claim in the sense of an insurance-related loss, is also settled via the individual annual wear budget.

The budget per package is:

  • Basic: 75€ per year
  • Premium: 200€ per year
  • All-inclusive: unlimited budget

All packages include an inspection with extended scope of services outside of the required visual inspection. The costs for this are also settled via the allocated budget.

What happens if the employer’s continued payment of remuneration is interrupted?

In the event that the employer discontinues continued payment of remuneration, e.g. if the employee leaves the company for a longer period due to illness, parental leave or other possible reasons, we will be happy to work together to find the best solution for all parties.

These may include, for example:

●      Change of user. The employer offers the company bike to another colleague for the remaining term of the agreement. The employer takes all required internal measures for this. (e.g. supplementary agreements to the employment contract, handover of the company bicycle, etc.)

●      Early termination of the existing leasing agreement by mutual agreement for an important economic reason with possible takeover of the used company bike by you as an employee. Optionally, you also have the option of financing the purchase price via our FINANCE A BIKE product.

●      In the event of a change of employer, a transfer of the existing leasing agreement to the new employer is possible. After a credit check has been carried out, the agreement with all rights and obligations will be continued by the new employer and the company bike will continue to be provided to you for the remaining term.

●      Return. If none of the above applies to your case, the bike must be returned to your employer. We will then discuss the details of individual processing with your employer.

How does salary conversion work? How do you benefit?

In the case of salary conversion, you won't receive a part of the contractually agreed salary in cash, but as a payment in kind for the period of time during which the company bike is provided. 

This means that a change is made by means of a so-called supplementary agreement to the employment contract, in which your future salary is reduced by a fixed amount (usually in the amount of the conversion rate) for the duration of the transfer of use.

This then results in a noticeable tax and contribution benefit for you. You can calculate what this will look like for your personal contribution situation here: Calculator

How is a claim reported?

Claims can easily be submitted by the specialist dealer via our portal.

  • The "Damage & Theft" button in the menu takes the specialist dealer to the online form.
  • This online form makes it easy to submit the claim electronically.
  • The insurance company will review the claim and give the dealer approval for the costs to be covered by us.
  • Reimbursement of the costs to the specialist dealer will be made directly via us after receipt of the invoice.

Note: In order to guarantee rapid processing of the claim, it is submitted exclusively by the specialist dealer.

Which parts are considered wear parts?

Every Lease a Bike company bike receives an obligatory all-round protection package with an individually selected annual wear budget. All necessary repairs to restore operational safety as well as repairs due to wear and tear are charged to this account. The following wear parts, among others, are taken into account.

  • Tyres
  • Inner tube
  • Brake pads
  • Brake discs
  • Chain
  • Cogset / sprocket
  • Pinion
  • Chainring
  • Bottom bracket
  • Light sources
  • Brake and shift cables
How do I report wear and tear repairs?

Reports can easily be submitted by the specialist dealer via our portal.

  • The "Service & Maintenance" button in the menu takes the specialist dealer to the online form.
  • This online form makes it easy to submit the report electronically.
  • We will review the claim and give the dealer approval that the costs to be covered.
  • The reimbursement of the costs to the specialist dealer with settlement via the available budget within the scope of the all-round protection takes place directly after receipt of the invoice.

Note: In order to guarantee rapid processing of the claim, it is submitted exclusively by the specialist dealer.

How is a theft report made?

Reports can easily be submitted by the specialist dealer via our portal.

  • The "Damage & Theft" button in the menu takes the specialist dealer to the online form.
  • This online form makes it easy to submit the theft report electronically.
  • The specialist dealer receives approval and confirmation of cost coverage after inspection and confirmation of compensation by the insurance company.
  • A selection/coordination with availability of a bike of the same type and quality can be made between the specialist dealer and the user until approval.
  • The invoicing of the new bike and also the payment is done by us.
  • The handover of the new bike requires a prior, final approval by us.

Note on exchanging objects in the event of theft within the existing agreement with a bike of the same type and quality. The new bike only has to have the same purchase value, including accessories, as the stolen bicycle. 

In order to guarantee rapid processing of the theft report, it is submitted exclusively by the specialist dealer.

What is considered and included in the damage/theft protection?

The company bike must be locked with, but not connected to, a commercially available brand-name lock, unless it is physically located in an enclosed area. Protection is provided 24/7. Damage/theft reports are to be made directly to us using a form. In the event of theft, a police report is mandatory (File number). Your employer as lessee must also be informed immediately in the event of a claim. You can fill out this notification of claim form on your own or together with your specialist dealer, who will be happy to assist you. 

What are the warranty periods for the company bike?

The statutory warranty is two years. After expiry of this period, damage e.g. to the drive or battery on pedelecs/e-bikes continues to be covered by our all-round cover during the term. Warranty and guarantee claims are always handled directly by the Lease a Bike dealer from whom the company bike was purchased.

Company car and a company bike?

A company bike and company car can also be used at the same time. The 1% method then applies to both the company bike and the car.

In contrast to a company car, the employee does not have to pay tax at 0.03 per cent per distance kilometre for the commute to work.

Electric bikes, the engine of which allows for a speed of more than 25 km per hour, are to be classified as motor vehicles in terms of traffic law and the assessment of the monetary benefit is to be carried out in the same way as for a company car.

Are multiple company bikes possible?

If, according to the employment contract, more than one company bike can be used privately free of charge or at a reduced price, the benefit in kind resulting from the provision of the company bikes for private use is to be calculated for each company bike according to the 1% regulation.

Commuting allowance with a company bike?

The commuting allowance for journeys between home and place of work is generally to be granted at € 0.30/km regardless of the means of transport (§9 para. 1 no. 4 EStG).

How long is the term of a company bike leasing agreement?

The term of the contracts for company bikes is generally 36 months.

How does salary conversion work? How do you benefit?

In the case of salary conversion, you won't receive a part of the contractually agreed salary in cash, but as a payment in kind for the period of time during which the company bike is provided. 

This means that a change is made by means of a so-called supplementary agreement to the employment contract, in which your future salary is reduced by a fixed amount (usually in the amount of the conversion rate) for the duration of the transfer of use.

This then results in a noticeable tax and contribution benefit for you. You can calculate what this will look like for your personal contribution situation here: Leasing calculator

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Can an agreement be terminated prematurely?

Premature termination of a leasing agreement is allowed under certain circumstances during the contractually agreed period of 36 months. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you! Contact

What happens at the end of the 36-month agreement period?

●      The employee will receive an e-mail 4-6 weeks before the end of the leasing agreement informing him/her of the end of the period of use, which will include an offer to purchase the used company bike. 

●      If the employee accepts the purchase offer, he/she will receive an invoice confirming the taxation of the monetary benefit arising from the purchase in accordance with §37b para. 1 EStG [Income Tax Act] with takeover by us (flat-rate taxation by third parties).

●      The employee can pay the purchase price by bank transfer/direct debit.

●      Your company will also receive a copy of the invoice as proof that we have taken over the non-cash benefit in accordance with §37b para. 1 EStG.

If the employee does not wish to purchase the company bike, it must be returned to us at the end of the agreement via a Lease a Bike specialist dealer.

Difference between residual value, purchase price, market price?

There is often a great deal of confusion about the meaning of these terms.

Residual value: This is a purely calculatory figure in leasing and is often confused with the purchase price at the end of the contract term.

Purchase price: This is the price at which the used company bike is sold at the end of the contract.

Market price: This refers to the price that is paid for a given good at a given time in a given market for a unit of that good. 

In the absence of a current general second-hand market for bikes/pedelecs, unlike for motor vehicles, the Higher Tax Authority has set this market price at 40% of the recommended retail price gross after 36 months to simplify matters and in line with the depreciation table. However, it should be noted that in connection with the taxation of the pecuniary advantage, a lower value can be proven in the event of a difference between the purchase price and the market price.

What happens if the continued payment of remuneration is interrupted?

In the event that continued remuneration is discontinued, e.g. leaving work due to prolonged illness, parental leave or other possible reasons, we are happy to work with you to find the best solution for you, up to and including an individual, cost-neutral return for you as the employer, provided that one of the following options is not possible or does not apply. 

This can be, for example:

●      Change of user: Offering the company bike to another employee for the remaining term of the agreement and taking all measures required internally for this purpose. (e.g. supplementary agreements to the employment contract, handover of the company bike, etc.)

●      Early termination of the existing leasing contract by mutual agreement for an important economic reason with possible takeover of the used company bike by the employee. Optionally, the employee also has the option of financing the purchase price via our FINANCE A BIKE product.

●      In the event of a change of employer, a transfer of the existing leasing agreement to a new employer is possible. After a credit check has been carried out, the agreement with all rights and obligations will be continued by the new employer and the company bike will continue to be provided to you for the remaining term.

Would you like more details about this? Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you! Contact

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