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Bicycle Purchase Advance

An interest- and tax-free loan to help you with the purchase of a bicycle for travel to and from work.

Bicycle Purchase Advance

Who is it for?

All permanent civilian staff who have completed at least two months’ service.


What do I get?

The MOD's cycle loan scheme can help you to make substantial savings on the cost of a bike and safety equipment through the advance of salary scheme. You can receive an interest-free and tax free loan of up to £1000 to help with the purchase of your bicycle for traveling to and from work. This loan can also be used to purchase basic accessories and safety equipment such as lights, mudguards, safety helmet etc.

Next Steps


Before applying for a Bicycle Purchase Advance, please ensure you are familiar with the Advances of Salary section of the Civilian Pay Details and Enquiries Policy (MODNet Only).


To apply, sign in to MyHR, select MyHR MOD Employee Forms and then click "Season Ticket Advance." Click the link to enter a new claim, and then select "Bicycle Purchase". You can then complete your application online.


If you do not have access to MyHR, you should complete HR Form 1965: Request for a Season Ticket / Bicycle Purchase Advance and submit to DBS Civilian Personnel.


You should submit your claim by the 10th day of the month in which the loan is required, at the latest. 


The advance will be paid with your salary at the end of the month in which the claim was received, provided it is received by that month's cut-off date. The advance will then automatically be deducted from your salary in equal monthly payments.


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