Travelling the city is more expensive than ever before. The rising cost of fuel and public transport, let alone the environmental cost of fuel-powered vehicles, make it increasingly difficult to use these travel options.
Add to that the issues of overcrowding and late-running buses, trains and trams; and moreover potential parking fines and congestion charges.
With X-byke, you can freely travel the city in a seriously cost effective way. Our research shows that on average, it costs only 1.5pence per mile to travel.
Moreover, X-byke qualifies for the government's 'Cycle-to-Work' schemes, meaning that you will be allowed to purchase the bike and offset the cost against your income tax, making a saving of between 20-50% dependent on your tax code.
Your employer would then make a saving of around 12% of the National Insurance they would usually have to pay.
Have a look at how this compares with other methods of transport. For the purpose of this comparison, we have taken a commutable travel distance of 5 miles (that's like travelling from Waterloo to Canary Wharf in London during Congestion Charging hours).
|Vehicle Type||Average journey||Cost / mile|
|Electric Car (G-Wizz)||£0.55||£0.11||Bus (Oyster)||£0.90||£0.18|
|London Underground (Oyster)||£2.00||£0.40|
|London Underground (Cash)||£4.00||£0.80|
|Small Car (Nissan Micra)||£0.58 fuel + £8 C Charge||£1.71|
|Medium Family Car (Renault Megane)||£0.66 fuel + £8 C Charge||£1.73|
|SUV (Land Rover Discovery)||£1.44 fuel + £8 C Charge||£1.89|
|Performance (BMW Z8)||£1.50 fuel + £8 C Charge||£1.90|
|Information provided by whatgreencar.com|