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Cycling news

As you already know, we at o2o are passionate about cycling. Indeed: we can’t stop talking about it… That’s why we like to share our stories via our blog. Think of useful tips and tricks around getting started with bicycle leasing, testimonials from companies and cyclists, technical expertise, frequently asked questions, and so on. Have fun reading!

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The six advantages of bicycle leasing for employees

3 min leestijd

Bicycle leasing is among the top-chosen fringe benefits in Belgium. Unsurprisingly, as a lease bicycle is cool, trendy, ecologically responsible and has numerous benefits, including for tax purposes. What are the advantages of bicycle leasing for you as an employee, then? We'll bring together the six most major advantages in this blog. Once you know all the advantages, you're guaranteed to want to lease a bicycle!

Cycling fun

How do I get the most out of my e-bike battery?

5 min leestijd

Have you recently noticed that your e-bike battery is running out more quickly? Or do you want to make sure that doesn't happen? You’ve come to the right place! Because, in this blog, we've teamed up with expert Ivo van de Laarschot from Twindis to give you six tips to get the very most out your battery. From smart charging tricks right through to advanced riding techniques: we tell you everything you need to take your e-bike experience to the next level.

Bicycle leasing

Bicycle leasing as a popular fringe benefit in Belgium

4 min leestijd

As a HR manager or employer, you aim to achieve a smart wage policy with an attractive salary package that is optimised as much as possible. Fringe benefits, such as bicycle leasing, the popular fringe benefit in Belgium, remain in demand for both companies and employees. In this article, we will talk about bicycle leasing as a fringe benefit, on top of the many other advantages it offers your company.

Mobility

Where do you store your steel steed when space is at a premium?

4 min leestijd

You would like to lease a bicycle, but you are hesitant because you have no place to put it. Or you already have a lease bicycle and you don't know where to store it safely. Sounds familiar? It probably does for those who have a house or apartment that does not have a garage, storage room, spacious entrance hall or other place where you can easily store your bicycle. Fortunately, we can give 7 possible solutions to your storage problem here – and yes, we have also thought of those who rent a property!

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Bicycle leasing in your cafeteria plan: totally digital and with no worries!

3 min leestijd

More and more companies are working with a cafeteria plan to provide flexible pay for their employees. This allows you as an employer to easily respond to the needs of every employee, raising their satisfaction. Whereas the popularity of cars in the cafeteria plan is dropping, more and more employees are choosing a bicycle. Would you like to include bicycle leasing as a popular fringe benefit in your cafeteria plan? How to do so, we explain in this blog.

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4 tips for a successful bicycle leasing story for your business

2 min leestijd

Bicycle leasing is booming. And that's no surprise, given that it is very fiscally lucrative for your employees. What’s even better is knowing your employees are properly informed when it comes to bicycle leasing. As an employer, you also help ensure that your employees know exactly what bicycle leasing is all about, as well as their rights and obligations. With the 4 tips listed in this blog, you can ensure smooth bicycle leasing for your employees!

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The service budget from A to Z

4 min leestijd

If you take a lease bike, it is very important that you send your two-wheeled companion on a regular maintenance. Fortunately, there is also a tax-efficient way to pay for this maintenance: the service budget. In this blog, we'll tell you what the service budget is, what you can use it for, and how you can determine yourself how much of it you need.

Mobility

Small print, big impact: secure your bike properly

4 min leestijd

Your two-wheeled companion is probably very dear to you and you want to protect it from theft as much as possible. And should it be stolen, you'd want the insurance to cover the theft, so your hard-earned cash doesn't just go to waste. We read the small print in the insurance for you, and what did we find? Proper securing is essential to guarantee that your bicycle is covered by your insurance in the event of theft! So how do you properly secure your bike? We'll explain that to you here!

Mobility

How often do I need to maintain my lease bicycle?

3 min leestijd

Maintenance is not the sole preserve of cars; it is also the lifeblood of every bicycle. Even the most impressive bike needs a little love every now and then. But why and how often is it best to maintain your bicycle? Can you do it yourself, or do you go to a bike shop? You can find an answer to all these questions in this blog!

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Maintenance costs for my lease bike: how much can I expect to pay?

3 min leestijd

To keep your two-wheeled steed in good shape, it’s best to take it for maintenance on a regular basis. Of course, you also have the price tag of this undertaking in mind and don’t want to pay through the nose. In this blog, we tell you how much bike maintenance costs on average and how you can pay for it in a tax-efficient way!

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Cycling safely through weather and winter: seven tips

5 min leestijd

Loads of people leave their bikes at home when winter rears its head. But did you know that cycling in winter has numerous advantages? Not only does it reduce emissions, but it also has many positive effects on your health. We give you a few tips to get on the road safely and comfortably.

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Bicycle leasing: the 8 most popular bicycle models in 2023

6 min leestijd

Wondering what the most popular lease bike models are at the moment? We list for you the top 8 most leased bikes at o2o last year.Once again, it is a neck-and-neck race between electric city bikes and speed pedelecs. Curious about the most popular two-wheelers? Discover them here!

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Leasing a speed pedelec: the 8 most-chosen brands for 2023

3 min leestijd

Which brands of speed pedelecs do our o2o cyclists lease most often? An important question, because if so many people choose a brand, it must be pretty decent! Are you finding it stressful choosing or are you hesitating between two brands? Then this blog can definitely help you.

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The 9 most famous bicycle brands to lease in 2023

4 min leestijd

Here, we give you an overview of the most requested bicycle brands in 2023 at o2o for a lease bike. These all represent top-end bikes, all of which have already helped our lease customers rack up thousands upon thousands of miles. And what better to rely on than the opinions of other cyclists? Enjoy reading!

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Helena’s happy cycling vibe: how having an e-bike changed her life

3 min leestijd

Helena won an o2o competition to test out an e-bike for a month. Even from her very first ride, her mindset had completely changed, and she has since become inseparable from her Riese & Müller city bike. The freedom, the feeling of relaxation, the sense of ease... Helena's simply radiating happy cycling vibes and she is happy to share them with other cyclists. Check out her enthusiastic story in this blog.

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City dweller Anton’s bike: the Cowboy Classic Performance

3 min leestijd

Is Cowboy a bike brand that suits you? Find out in this blog who Anton is and why he chose a Cowboy. Do you resemble Anton and have completely similar cycling needs? Then who knows, maybe such a graceful Cowboy is the right choice for you!

Mobility

Sustainable business with government support

3 min leestijd

Did you know that, as a company, you can benefit from various subsidies and support measures when investing in sustainable mobility? From a covered bicycle shed or a changing and shower room to offering company bikes for your staff, there are many possibilities. This way, you help reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality. Because leaving the car at home and pedalling regularly really does make a difference to our climate.

Cycling stories

Spending more hours in the saddle than in the car: discover Josefien’s cycling ambition

3 min leestijd

Since leasing her handy Yuba cargo bike through o2o, Josefien has been able to push her boundaries further and further. What started as a plan to cycle to work one day a week soon grew into cycling several days a week, no matter the weather. Want to know the reason behind Josefien's motivation to cycle to work? Read her inspiring cycling story here.

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OTA Insight smoothly on the pedals with o2o Bicycle Leasing

1 min leestijd

At OTA Insight, they prioritize the well-being of their employees, both physically and mentally. So when the question of bicycle leasing for employees popped up, it was an obvious choice to look for a bicycle leasing partner. Why are they so excited about o2o Bicycle leasing at OTA Insight? Reno is happy to explain it to you.

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Cycling safely with a speed pedelec: check out our tips

3 min leestijd

More and more employees are opting for a fast electric bicycle when leasing a bike, which statistically increases the risk of an accident. o2o therefore gives you the most important tips to avoid accidents among your employees.

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o2o took a close look at the new Cowboy Cruiser Performance

4 min leestijd

Who better than o2o's cycling experts to test the new Cowboy Cruiser Performance? Our Cowboy enthusiasts Jan and Anton mounted the new Cowboy and are eager to share their findings with you! Brace yourself for a bicycle review like you’ve never seen before: honest, authentic and packed with useful information for anyone wanting to know more about the new e-bike.

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Bicycle leasing through o2o Bicycle Leasing as accessible as it is easy to implement

3 min leestijd

Bij OTA Insight leggen ze de nadruk op het welzijn van hun werknemers, zowel fysiek als mentaal. Toen de werknemers vroegen naar fietsleasing, was het voor hen dan ook een no-brainer om een fietsleasepartner te zoeken. Waarom ze bij OTA Insight zo enthousiast zijn over o2o fietsleasing? Reno legt het jou graag uit.

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60 km of pure joy: discover Dirk’s inspiring cycling story

2 min leestijd

Dirk has been cycling to work almost every day for a number of years, using his speedy speed pedelec to effortlessly cover the 60 km round trip. Want to know why Dirk opted for a lease bike, along with where he gets his motivation to pedal so many kilometres every day? Read his cycling story here.

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Renson breathes cycling: nearly one out of five employees chooses bicycle leasing

2 min leestijd

The addition of bicycle leasing to the salary package gives the employee health of Renson a boost. And this was clearly well received, because in the meantime almost one out of five employees of the Waregem company is riding a lease bicycle.

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Good for both your wallet and your health: Wesley’s cycling motivation

2 min leestijd

Cycling to work? Until recently, that didn't appeal to Wesley one bit. But that all changed when he was able to lease a bicycle inexpensively from his employer through o2o. He tested out the Ellio speed pedelec at the kick-off event... and it was love at first sight! Find out his cycling story here.

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Why does bicycle leasing hold tax benefits for employers?

1 min leestijd

When talking about the tax benefit of bicycle leasing, it is not specifically about one benefit. The government provides a diverse pallet of measures, allowing companies to encourage their employees to cycle to work more often in many different ways. Discover the tax benefits listed here.

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How much does a lease bicycle cost?

4 min leestijd

How much does such a lease bicycle actually cost? Can you simulate this for any bike? Here, we compile all the essential information on bicycle leasing and provide some concrete examples!

o2o updates

o2o contributes to a sustainable cycling industry through the new living lab CaDaNS

3 min leestijd

Striving for sustainable mobility is at the core of o2o. Not only do we try to get as many people on their bikes as possible, we also proactively participate in a circular economy within the bicycle market. This is why we actively contribute to the Cadans living lab. You can read all about it in our blog!

Bicycle leasing

Why does leasing a bicycle through your employer offer so many tax benefits?

2 min leestijd

If you lease a bike through your employer, you enjoy a lot of tax advantages compared to buying the same bicycle privately. But how exactly does this work and why is bicycle leasing so fiscally advantageous for you as an employee? You can find out in this blog.

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What are the effects of bicycle leasing on your pension and other social benefits?

2 min leestijd

How big is the impact of bicycle leasing on calculating your pension, end-of-year bonus or unemployment benefit? o2o found out for you in this blog post.

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o2o winner of Deloitte’s Fast 50 ‘Mobility’ category

1 min leestijd

o2o is once again among the winners of Deloitte Technology Fast 50. In 2021, we were awarded the main prize. This year we came out on top of the ‘Mobility’ category. A nice recognition for the hard work in which we always fully propagate our basic mission: striving for more sustainable mobility for employees and employers.

Cycling stories

From cargo bike to speed pedelec: how a cafeteria plan sparked an entire cycling movement

3 min leestijd

The West Flemish IT company ConXioN has about 100 employees on its payroll and the o2o bicycle plan is particularly well received. When you start a cafeteria plan, you have to think of it as an investment. It's quite an intensive process, but an immense addition to your salary package. The outcome is totally worth it, as you put a big smile on your employees' faces. And satisfied employees, that's what we do it for!

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Decathlon & o2o’s project ‘Circular Bike’: a sustainable solution for our end-of-lease bicycles

2 min leestijd

Our mission at o2o? To get as many people cycling as possible! By opting for cycling, we are committed to sustainable mobility and society. But, more lease bicycles also means more two-wheelers at the end of a lease contract. And we don't like to see these end-of-lease bicycles end up in a junkyard. Together with Decathlon, we opted for a sustainable solution for this and that is how Circular Bike was born!

Bicycle leasing

How to become an ‘Employer of choice’?

4 min leestijd

In today's war for talent, every employer is competing to attract the right people. To make yourself attractive as an employer, it is particularly important to create a strong corporate brand. Curious to know how you can win the battle to become the preferred 'Employer of choice'? You will discover all about it in our blog.

Bicycle leasing, Mobility

The 2024 bicycle allowance: everything you need to know

3 min leestijd

Do you do all or part of your commuting to work by bicycle? If so, you’re entitled to a bicycle allowance! Find out here exactly what a bicycle allowance is, what the conditions are, and how much you can get as a bicycle allowance in 2024.

Mobility

Combo-mobility, a no-brainer yes or no?

3 min leestijd

A smart move, what does that entail actually? Away from the traffic jams! The high fuel prices make us think about alternatives to the car. Even for those who don't want to depend on their bicycle every day or for those who have to cover a longer route, we have a solution: combo mobility.

Cycling stories

Innovative drying room in UZ Ghent spoils cyclists in the rain

3 min leestijd

UZ Ghent is fan of an active cycling culture, because employees who cycle have a physical and mental advantage. Regular exercise is therefore a major advantage for caregivers who give the best of themselves day in and day out. In addition, traffic and parking problems in and around the hospital are greatly reduced when more […]

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o2o wins 8th edition of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50

1 min leestijd

Deloitte Technology Fast 50: what is it? Deloitte Technology Fast 50 puts innovative scale-ups and promising start-ups in the spotlight. This ranking nominates companies with an exceptional growth performance and the winners are the drivers of future growth. The competition has two categories: Technology Fast 50 and Rising Star. The Fast 50 is the main […]

Cycling fun

The six biggest advantages of cycling to work

2 min leestijd

Do you regularly cycle to work? Great! Then you have already experienced the many advantages of hopping on that bike. Would you like to get your non-cycling colleagues in the saddle as well? Convince them of these advantages... and who knows, you might soon be sprinting to and from work together!

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Which speed pedelec to choose? Six tips for your first speed pedelec

3 min leestijd

Are you looking for a speed pedelec to lease and want to know which speed pedelec to choose? In this blog, we provide 6 tips for choosing your first speed pedelec. That way, you'll know exactly what to look for when looking for a speed pedelec to lease.

Bicycle leasing

What is bicycle leasing?

2 min leestijd

What exactly is bicycle leasing? And how does it work? In this blog, we explain it all to you! From flexibilising your employees' wages to integrating with cafeteria plans and the content of a lease package: everything is covered!

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The checklist for every speed pedelec driver

2 min leestijd

Check the basic conditions & your papers The basic conditions for driving a speed pedelec are clear. You must be at least 16 years old and hold one of the following driving licences: Driving licence AM (moped 45 km/h) Driving licence A (motorbike) Driving licence B (car) In addition to a valid driving licence, you […]

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Films about cycling : 5 Belgian films for cycling fanatics

1 min leestijd

Especially for you, o2o made a selection of 5 Belgian films about cycling, in our mind the best way to come back to strength. So lean back, relax and enjoy a well-earned break.

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Bicycle leasing popular in AG Insurance cafetaria plan

2 min leestijd

“The interest is overwhelming! Not only our own personnel department, but also our employees and the unions were truly interested. Offering a company bicycle via the cafetaria plan was really the right choice we’ve made”. Aline Tignon and Magali Bogaert explain why starting-up a bicycle leasing was the logical step to take for AG Insurance.

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4 tips to create a cycling culture within your company

2 min leestijd

Bicycle leasing for your employees it is a sustainable choice, a boost for the physical and mental health of your colleagues and it is financially interesting. But, how to go the extra mile as an employer to make sure your employees consciously choose that bike for their commute? In short, how do you install a real cycling culture in your company? With our 4 golden tips, we’d like to get you started.