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Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycling is good for health and fitness; it’s beneficial to the environment and is a quick, cheap mode of transport in urban areas.

The Staff Cycle to Work Scheme offers employees the opportunity to purchase a brand new bike and accessories from a range of participating local stores at a discounted rate. You will also save on Income Tax and National Insurance contributions, against the cost of the bike, and can even spread the cost over a 12 or 18 month period.

In order to qualify, you must use the bike for at least 50% of your journeys to and from work. To find out if you are eligible visit the staff finance page.

The cycle scheme provided by www.cyclescheme.co.uk means the purchase hire value has been extended above the previous £1,000 limit. This change in scheme enables employees to continue enjoying the benefits of a cycle to work scheme arrangement with the opportunity to hire a bicycle plus relevant safety equipment up to the value of £3,000 as a tax-free benefit, through a salary sacrifice arrangement; employees take a reduced gross salary during the hire period thus making savings by paying reduced income tax and national insurance contributions.

Some common FAQ’s can be found on the Employee answers – Cyclescheme Knowledge Base

Please also remember if you are cycling to, from, or around the campus be bright and be seen. Make sure you are visible to motorists. For more information, hints and tips check out the roadwise website.

Cycle Hire and Dr Bike- Canterbury and Medway

Cycle hire

January cycle hire dates are this weekend, 13-14 January 2018, 10.00-16.00 from the Cycle Hub by the Pavilion.

Hire a bicycle complete with lights, lock and a bell for only £30 per term.

Chris and his team at ByCycle are continuing the excellent services on campus provided by CyclingAge, working with the Transport Team, Estates Department.

For more information about Canterbury cycle hire, contact chris@easybycycle.co.uk

You can hire a bicycle at Medway campus from Liberty Quays, please ask at reception.

Dr Bike free bike checks

Dr Bike is at the Cycle Hub in Canterbury each Wednesday during term time to check and adjust your bike for free.

Dr Bike returns to Medway Thursday 18 January outside the Rochester Building. Check for updates on twitter @unikent_travel on the day.