Friday, 2 April 2010

April Fools Day

I had a great day yesterday. I pranked a load of people, I even got pranked myself. I fell for it hook line and sinker. It was great. It's been a while since someone actually got me proper.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Cycle to Work Scheme

Was in Duff Cycles there in Omni over the weekend and I think I'm going to get myself another bike. I used to cycle a lot when I was younger and I miss it loads. Unfortunately I spent some money on two really good bikes and both of them got stolen, locks snapped and left as a reminder.

Anyways, they mentioned the cycle to work scheme, where your employer purchases the bike and you buy it off your employer. Essentially this means you don't pay any tax on the bike. Now I haven't asked our accountant here yet on the whole thing. But they claim you can save up to 50% off the bike. Which is very nice for someone like me who wants to spend about 500-600euro on the bike alone, before all the added extras.

The main types of bikes I'd be interested in are the Trek, Specialized and Giant models. I've had a Trek and Specialized before and really enjoyed riding both of them.

Of course, I'll have to wait until I move out of the 'Mun, don't think I'd have my bike long if I did that.

Here's a site on the biketowork scheme

and Duff Cycles Omni