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Why use the Rent & Rent bike hire scheme?

Rent & Ride (R&R) are working in partnership with the University of Kent to provide a bicycle hire scheme at Medway specifically designed for students and staff.

Simple booking and registration– All you need to do is download the R&R app on your smart phone and register. Once you have registered you can easily start your ride by hiring the nearest bike to you.

Easy to ride and park– You can end your ride at any time by parking and locking the bike in any cycle rack in one of the operational areas below (that does not obstruct traffic or violate any law).

Budget friendly– The cycle hire scheme is an affordable way to travel between and around the campuses at Medway.

Comfortable– R&R is a customer-focused bike hire scheme, with comfortable seats, well-maintained brakes and hardware. The bikes can also be easily adjusted.

Where are the operational parking areas?

The operational parking areas for R&R hire bikes are:

  • Universities at Medway campus
  • Chatham Historic Dockyard
  • Liberty Quays

You must park, lock the bike and finish the trip within one of the three operational areas. Failing to comply may result in a charge. We are awaiting confirmation from Rent and Ride on the exact operational areas.

If you have any questions please email R&R support@rentandride.org or visit www.rentandride.org

If you would like to provide feedback to the University, please email TransportTeam@kent.ac.uk

Canterbury January cycle hire dates

Fancy hiring a bike for the term to help you get around? We work with Chris and his team at ByCycle to provide an affordable cycle hire scheme for students.

Hire a recycled bicycle for only £40 per term (plus refundable £60 deposit). The price includes a heavy-duty lock, bell, kickstand and lights.

Cycle hire dates:

  • Monday 14 January
  • Tuesday 15 January
  • Wednesday 16 January

Find ByCycle at the Cycle Hub by the Pavilion, Park Wood, from 10.00-16.00 on the hire dates. If you wish to hire a bicycle for the term outside of the above dates, contact Dr Bike directly. For more information please see the January cycle hire leaflet or our cycle hire webpage


Cycle hire on campus

Canterbury students can hire a recycled bike on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 20 September, 9.00-15.00 (Cycle Hub by the Pavilion)
  • Sunday 24 September, 11.00-15.00 (outside the Gulbenkian)
  • Wednesday 27 September, 9.00-15.00 (Cycle Hub by the Pavilion)
  • Wednesday 4 October, 9.00-15.00 (Cycle Hub by the Pavilion)

Hire a bike for £30/ term, which includes a good quality bike lock, lights and a bell.

You will need to pay a deposit of £50, £75 or £100 depending on the bike you choose.

Medway students can hire a bike from Liberty Quays accommodation.

For more information visit www.kent.ac.uk/transport/cycling