There is a tax saving scheme called Bike to Work.
If you don’t already know about it then you should make it your job today to find out more. The Government introduced the scheme in The Finance Act 1999 whereby employers loan the bikes and other safety equipment (under a regulated hire agreeemnt) to their employees as a tax-free benefit. It is an effort by the government to encourage a healthier lifestyle and also reduce pollution. There is a leaflet which you can download here which will tell you all about it. Otherwise you should have a look at the government website for more information.
If The Reporter did not work from home then perhaps a Pashley cycle would be the thing to have…….