Lease the right bike for you
Thanks to Joule, you ride to work carefree, save up to 40% on your bike and even get money back through your mileage allowance.
Get the bike of your dreams
More than 1,500 bikes to choose from
Maintenance at a time and place that suits you
Buying a bike is fun, leasing a bike is smart!
More time for you
Avoid stress and traffic jams: from now on you will go to work and back in no time.
With an electric bike you can cover even greater distances.
Leasing a salary bike is very interesting financially.
This is a cost neutral solution for your employer, saving you up to 50% off the cost of a bike and even benefitting with a mileage allowance!
Eco friendly & Healthy
Cycling benefits both your own health as well as that of the planet.
Less stress and CO2 for a better quality of life.
How much will your lease bike cost?
Before you jump on your (electric) dream bike, you would like to know how much it would cost you. We got you! Use the calculator below to calculate how much you will pay and save. Please note: bike leasing depends on a number of personal factors (number of dependent children, marital status, etc.), which may cause the calculation to differ from the final amount to be paid.
Want to be sure? Then contact your employer or payroll provider. They will show you the way!
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Enjoy your dream bike.
You can choose how to have your bike repaired: at home or at a Lucien store near you.
Testimonials from happy Joule customers
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"Joule guided me fantastically during the search for my dream bike. Now I do almost every commute by bike."
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"Joule is a fantastic leasing partner! Unbelievable how committed and involved they work within our 'Everyone Mobile' project. Nothing is too much for them, they switch quickly and provide top service."
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Leasing a bicycle from Joule means biking without a care in the world. You get what you need and more.
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Comprehensive damage and theft insurance
Over 1,500 bikes to choose from
3 repair interventions per year
Annual inspection and servicing included
Delivery, maintenance and repair at a time and place that works for you
24/7 roadside assistance
Our leases run for three years, with fixed monthly payments.
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How does bike leasing work?
With a bike lease you get an (electric) bike with a full service package. The standard period for leasing a bicycle is 36 months. The package includes annual maintenance, damage and theft insurance and roadside assistance. You pay a monthly fee for this.
How does bicycle purchasing work?
The organization purchases bicycles, or intervenes in a group purchase for the staff. You can also choose a maintenance contract.
What is the difference between bicycle leasing and purchasing?
With bicycle leasing, you rent the bicycle. Joule remains the owner of your bike. With a purchase, on the other hand, you fully own the bike.
Can I lease a bicycle through Joule as an individual?
Unfortunately, no. A bicycle lease through Joule is only possible for companies, self-employed people or government organizations.
What are the benefits of a company bicycle?
Lets summarize the many benefits:
- Financial: a company bicycle is 40% cheaper than buying one yourself. As a self-employed person or employer, a bicycle is 100% tax deductible. As an employee, you don't pay any withholding tax or benefit in kind and you get a bicycle allowance on top of that.
- Functional: no more traffic jams and stress! With an (electric) bike you save time and can efficiently cover long distances to work.
- Healthy: biking regularly to work is good for your (mental) health.
- Ecological: if you choose a company bicycle, you help reduce CO2 emissions. So it's good for you and the planet.
What are the benefits of bicycle leasing?
- Leasing a bicycle through your company is about 40% cheaper than buying one and at no extra cost to the employer. You pay for your lease bike on your gross salary, which means you end up paying less social security, employer contributions and taxes. Moreover, the cost is spread over a period of 36 months (3 years).
- When you lease a bike from Joule, you can jump on your bike carefree. Your bicycle package includes annual maintenance, damage and theft insurance and a subscription to breakdown assistance. You can also choose how you want your bike repaired: at home or at a Lucien store nearby.
Is there a minimum purchase?
No. At Joule, every company is welcome, regardless of the number of employees. Even self-employed people without employees can come to us.
What is Joule?
Joule is a cycling partner for companies, independent workers and governments. Our mission is to get as many people as possible on their bikes. We take charge of the entire process of your bike plan, from concept to maintenance. We distribute more than 30 brands and have our own mechanics who deliver, maintain and repair the bikes. Minimum effort for maximum biking fun!
What are the (para)fiscal advantages of bike leasing?
If you regularly bike to work, the cost of the bike lease is exempt from social security contributions and tax. For the employer, no employer contributions are added to the bicycle leasing benefit.
How does bike leasing through salary work?
In a salary swap, the cost of the bicycle lease is passed on via your salary. Depending on the applicable collective labor agreement, this can be done through one or more gross salary components (e.g. gross salary, end-of-year bonus or bonus). Since bicycle leasing is exempt from employer contributions, a budget is first made of the total wage cost including employer contributions. The cost of the bicycle lease is deducted from that budget.
- As a result, the net impact on your salary can be up to 40% less than the effective cost of the bicycle. Check it out here.
- Practical example for a bicycle lease of €100/month including VAT.
Attention! The (para)fiscal benefits only apply if you use the bicycle regularly for commuting.
In some sectors, salary exchange is not possible (see next question).
Can everyone lease a bike through salary exchange?
The possibility of salary exchange is limited in a number of ways. On the one hand, the remaining gross salary may never fall below the sectoral gross salary. On the other hand, there are many collective agreements that exclude the exchange of certain gross salary components for another benefit (such as a bicycle). For more information, please consult your social secretariat. The lease cost can always be deducted from your net salary by mutual agreement, but there are no (para)fiscal advantages attached to this. Your employer can also choose to offer the bicycle lease for free.
How much does a bicycle lease cost?
The benefit of bike leasing depends on a few factors, including the tax rate. This depends, among other things, on your marital status, the number of dependent children, etc. For a correct calculation of the net cost of bicycle leasing, it is best to consult your personnel department. For a rough estimate you can always consult our calculator.
Can I pay for the bicycle lease through the year-end bonus?
Yes, you can, unless the salary would fall so below baremalone, or if this is excluded in a sectoral collective agreement. The calculation is similar to the calculation of the gross salary.
How does bike leasing work?
The bicycle allowance is an expense allowance for employees for the commuting distance covered by bicycle. This allowance is exempt from taxes and social security contributions up to 0.25€ per kilometer. You then receive an allowance per kilometer traveled by bicycle. The bicycle allowance can be cumulated with the benefit of the lease bicycle.
For what types of travel can I receive bike allowance?
The reimbursement applies only to travel from home to work and not to professional travel. Professional travel is regarded as a cost for the employer. The employee and employer mutually determine which is the best and safest route.
Is a bike allowance mandatory for the employer?
There is no general obligation for employers, but there is an obligation in certain sectors. For example, in PC200 (white-collar workers) there is a minimum bicycle allowance of 10 cents per kilometer.
Does a benefit in kind apply to the leased bicycle?
There is no benefit in kind and therefore no tax if the bicycle is used regularly for commuting. Your employer will, however, request a statement in honor that you agree to use the bicycle regularly for commuting.
How many times do I have to ride my bike to work to establish "regular use"?
There is no legal framework but the NSSO and tax authorities generally accept 20% of commuting as a minimum.
Can I combine a bicycle lease with a company car?
This is possible provided you take your bike to work on a regular basis.
What if I leave the company while the lease is still running?
Your employer will determine what the options are, but there are usually three options:
- you buy the bike at the market value at the time;
- you return the bicycle and pay an administrative fee;
- you pass the bicycle to a colleague.
Where can I view Joule's bicycles?
You can check out our entire collection on our (online) shop. In addition, we will visit you at work for test days or you can test the bike. Do you have questions about the bicycle? Chat with one of our employees, book a consultation session via the website or send us an email!
Can I order through a local dealer?
In addition to the wide range of products offered by Joule (be sure to check out our product site), you can visit the Lucien stores or the Canyon Experience Stores.
Can I also purchase the bikes?
At Joule you can lease ànd purchase bikes. If an employer buys a bike for his employee and the employee uses the bike regularly to commute, the same (para)fiscal benefits apply.
What service packages are available for leased bikes?
At Joule, you can choose between two maintenance packages for leased bikes:
- Mobile: the Joule mechanic comes to the workplace or your home for delivery, maintenance and repairs
- Pick-up: You pick up your bike from your Lucien dealer or a local Canyon Experience Store and visit them for maintenance and repairs.
Mobile: What brands are available?
You can choose between more than 1,500 bikes. Be sure to check out our full range on or online shop. You will find these brands and many others: Gazelle, Koga, Oxford, Batavus, QWIC, Larry vs. Harry (Bullit), Urban Arrow Cargo, Tern, Achielle, Canyon, Cowboy, Takashi, Dahon, Velo de Ville, Venturelli, Carla cargo,...
Tip: Keep an eye on our website. Starting in 2023, a new shopping portal will be coming.
Mobile service: how does it work?
Our mechanics visit you at work or at home for delivery, maintenance or repairs. During the maintenance you can continue to work in peace. Our mechanics ensure that your bike rides smoothly again.
Mobile service: How quickly do you arrive on site?
For an urgent repair we try to come by within 2 working days. If the repair is not urgent (the bike is still running), we will come by within 2 weeks.
Mobile: Does Joule work with its own mechanics?
Yes, our mobile teams travel around the country to repair your leased bike at your place of work. Joule not only has its own technical team but also a partner network of approved freelancers who come by for urgent repairs. The partner network meets the Joule quality standards and has the knowledge and spare parts to keep your bike in optimal condition.
Pick-up service: how does it work?
Pick-up services involve stopping by your local Lucien store and/or Canyon Experience store and requesting a quote for your favorite bike and accessories.
What is included in the service package?
Annual maintenance, comprehensive damage and theft insurance, a breakdown service subscription and a repair service.
What is included in damage and theft insurance?
With damage and theft insurance you are covered in case of damage due to vandalism, a fall, a collision, and (attempted) theft. If the insurance file is approved, only an insurance excess will be charged. Check whether you have an AG Insurance or AEDES package.
What is included in annual maintenance?
The annual maintenance of a bike will result in fewer problems, and therefore fewer repairs. Maintenance involves the performance of services with the goal of preventing wear and tear and repairs:
- lighting inspection and repair;
- greasing the chain;
- tire pressure check;
- retightening of all bolts;
- gear adjustment;
- check headstock play;
- software update;
- adjusting brakes and replacing brake pads;
- treat contact points.
What is included with roadside assistance?
If you have a breakdown on the road (even a flat tire) you can call for roadside assistance. This also applies in case of (attempted) theft or an accident . You benefit from assistance:
- anywhere in Belgium and up to 30 kilometers beyond the country's borders;
- up to three times a year;
- at least 1 kilometer from your home address.
What is included in the repair service?
For bikes resulting from contracts entered into as of April 1, 2022, a repair service is included (unless your employer opted for the repair voucher system). These are interventions exclusive to annual maintenance or an insurance case following damage or theft. For example, a flat tire or a loose fender.
- Mobile: you are entitled to 3 recovery interventions per year.
- Pick-Up: you are entitled to a credit of €100 per year.
How can I call Joule?
You can reach Joule at +3250892689. The line is available every working day from 09h00-18h00. The breakdown service is available 24/7. We will put you through via these shortcuts:
- General questions about bike leasing and purchasing.
- Joule operations: for information on repairs and maintenance.
- Breakdown assistance (have your policy number handy).
- Other questions or comments.
What happens if the employee leaves the company and ends the bike lease?
The agreements are established in the so called bicycle policy between your employer and employee. Usually there are 3 options:
- The employee can purchase the bicycle for its market value at that time.
- The employee may return the bicycle upon payment of an administrative fee.
- The employee can pass the bicycle to a colleague.
What happens if the lease ends after 36 months?
At the end of the lease period, Joule will pick up the bicycle. Optionally, the cyclist can purchase the bike at market price.
What is the range of an electric bicycle?
Battery range depends on three crucial elements:
- Bike battery capacity: 400Wh, 500Wh, 630Wh or 1000Wh.
- Usage of battery: do you ride in eco or turbo mode?
- The weather conditions: in colder weather, the battery will not last as long.
Make sure to always put the battery inside when freezing!
What is belt drive?
A belt drive is a drive in which the chain is replaced by a plastic belt. The belt runs over two sprockets and is made of a strong stretch-resistant carbon fiber.
How do I take care of my bike's battery?
There are some important tips to keep your bike's battery in top condition. We list them for you in this blog article.
Does Joule also have cargo bikes?
Joule has a wide range of cargo bikes. From small cargo bikes for small businesses to the powerhouses that can carry up to 200kg. Discover the full cargo range here.