When i got my croix de fer it was over the £1000 limit so with a bit of fiddling the LBS sorted it and seemed quite happy to do so (obviously they are not out of pocket and I know it's all down to issues with ownership etc but i was happy to do it for the bike i wanted).
I am not in desperate need for another bike for me at present but my two youngest (who inconsiderately are virtually the same size although being two years apart) have grown out of their mountain bikes.
Would it be cheeky to ask the LBS to see if they will do two reasonable kids bikes through the cycle to work scheme? has anyone else managed to bend the rules quite that much??