Move 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 Move 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


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 iCycle 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 (there will be no confirmation email sent to applicants and Payroll will contact you only in case of problems with your Application; as long as you submit your application before the deadline indicated below you should receive your loan in the required month). 

Payroll schedule

The payroll closing deadlines for 2019 are as follows:

iCycle Loan Payment Schedule

Payment to be received in the month:Form should reach by 5pm on:
Dec 2018 06 Dec 2018
Jan 2019 10 Jan 2019
Feb 2019 08 Feb 2019
Mar 2019 08 Mar 2019
Apr 2019 05 Apr 2019
May 2019 10 May 2019
Jun 2019 10 Jun 2019
Jul 2019 10 Jul 2019
Aug 2019 09 Aug 2019
Sep 2019 10 Sep 2019
Oct 2019 10 Oct 2019
Nov 2019 08 Nov 2019
Dec 2019 06 Dec 2019
Jan 2020 10 Jan 2020


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

Email: Aga Scibor

Phone: 020 7594 8741