Bye buy. Hello lease.

The advantages of company bike leasing for the self-employed.

Kalkhoff Endeavour
e-bike € 4.499
Urban Arrow Family
electric cargo bike € 4.390
Cervélo Caledonia Ultegra
racebike € 3.199
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Benefits

Tax benefits

The leasing instalments are fixed operating expenses that reduce your tax burden. Self-employed persons ride tax-free. Talk to your tax advisor.

Excellent mobility

With us you stay mobile. Damage protection, maintenance, wear and tear and mobility guarantee are always included in the contract.

Perfect combination

A company bike can of course be combined with a company car. The company bike can be used privately for an unlimited period.

All bike types & brands

You can choose from all types and brands of bikes. Whether it be a cargo bike, e-bike or mountain bike - the choice is yours.

What you need to know about company bike leasing

No driver’s logbook

You can still claim a commuting allowance of € 0.30/kilometre per one-way journey to work on your tax return.

All-round protection

Select from three different all-round protection packages. Always according to your requirements and tailored to your dream bike..

Operating expenditure

The lease instalments and running costs count as business expenses. As a self-employed person, you can deduct these business expenses for tax purposes.

Usage

Self-employed persons no longer have to pay tax on the private use portion of leased company bikes. Only the VAT on the private withdrawal share must be paid. Check the proof of business use with your tax advisor.

Commute

Choose your type of mobility at a moment's notice - take advantage of your new diversity.

Accessories

Of course, optional accessories such as helmets, baskets, etc. can be included in the lease.

Product and brand diversity

Any type of bike and any brand is possible. With Lease a Bike you can realize your dream of a new bike.

How it works

1

Registration

Fill out the registration form - it only takes 5 minutes. We then carry out a credit check. Upon successful verification, you will receive access to our online portal.

2

Portal

No paperwork. Once you are registered as a company on the portal, everything is completely electronic. The dealer can create a contract by means of an order code.

3

Hop on your bike

Select your desired bike from one of our specialist dealers. You can choose any brand and type of bike. 

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Administration

Our electronic portal provides you with all the information you need for your bookkeeping.

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What others are saying

Reviews from those already using a company bike.

I cycle to my appointments in a relaxed way and escape the traffic jams and stress.
Annelie Thoben
I can use my company bike make small deliveries directly or drop my children off at daycare.
Frank Koppenberg
The system is incredibly simple. Almost everything is automatised. I was able to take my bike with me after my first visit to the dealer.
Jonas Wagner

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Cycling is good for your health. But it's also good for your wallet. Did you know that self-employed persons no longer have to pay tax on the private use of company bikes? Only the VAT on the private withdrawal share must be paid. Talk to your tax advisor.

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Is there a tax benefit for the self-employed also?

●      Since 1 January 2019, self-employed persons no longer have to pay tax on the private use of company bikes (bikes and pedelecs). Only the VAT on the private withdrawal share is to be taken into account/paid. 

●      Since S-pedelecs are legally classified as motor vehicles, they are treated the same as electric cars for tax purposes. Since 01.01.2019, the 0.25% regulation for taxation for private use and an additional 0.03% of the quartered assessment basis, rounded down to a full € 100, times one way (km) home/work must also be taxed here.

●      The leasing instalments and running costs of a company bike are business expenses and are tax deductible.

●      Self-employed persons who are entitled to input tax deduction can also deduct the sales tax from the leasing instalments that is included in the instalments. 

●      Moreover, self-employed persons can still claim a lump sum of 0.30 euro/kilometre for the one-way commute to the place of work on their tax return. 


●      How high is my individual tax benefit? This depends on the turnover and, of course, the respective individual tax rate, regardless of the type of bike chosen. We recommend that you always contact your tax advisor to calculate your individual savings.

What options do I have as a self-employed person at the end of the agreement?

●      Would you like to purchase the bike at the end of the agreement? Whether a company or as a private individual – just let us know! We will be happy to make you an attractive offer approx. 4-6 weeks before the regular end of the agreement.

●      Want to stop using the bike? Simply return it to us via one of our more than 3,000 Lease a Bike dealers.

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 does the all-round protection include and what is 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 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.

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