I'd like to see that in writing. If it's true the wife's allowance is going on a chariot.
D'you, I'm sure I read it somewhere, but the cyclescheme.co.uk FAQs do suggest otherwise. Apparently, although you can just get "safety equipment and accessories" and don't have to buy a bike -
"Allowable safety equipment includes:
Lights, including dynamo packs
Mirrors and mudguards to ensure riders visibility is not impaired
Cycle clips and dress guards
Panniers, luggage carriers and straps to allow luggage to be safely carried
Child safety seats
Locks and chains to ensure cycle can be safely secured
Pumps, puncture repair kits, cycle tool kits and tyre sealant to allow for minor repairs
Reflective clothing along with white front reflectors and spoke reflectors
This list is by no means exhaustive, so if you do have questions about what equipment you can obtain please contact our Help Desk. Bicycle components such as Frames etc are not permitted."
Wonder how it works with the aforementioned dynamo packs - does that mean I can have a set of wheels built with a dynamo hub?