The University of Kent supports and encourages staff, students, and visitors in using bicycles as a means of transport to and from campus. To promote this initiative, the University has provided a number of designated cycle racks. To make sure all cycle shelters are maintained, Waste and Recycling are in the process of cleaning the shelters on campus. The work is expected to be completed before the start of the academic year.
Each shelter and cycle rack on campus has been numbered and a round metal disc has been installed beside it showing the number. The cycle map on our website has been updated with the numbers. When reporting an abandoned bicycle or requesting access, please quote the corresponding number for the shelter or rack.
For access to the cycle shelters, please come to the Security and Transport Centre, where we can grant access for all card access shelters, except those within Turing.
Canterbury City Council have unveiled a new initiative for cyclists in Canterbury. Members of the public will now be able to store their bicycles in a secure cycle compound in Wincheap Park and Ride car park.
The secure compound has keycard entry and is covered by 24/7 CCTV cameras. There’s even a bicycle repair kit in the compound for emergency repairs.
Parking is free for those who use their bicycle to commute around Canterbury. The scheme is available to any member of the public, all you need to pay is a £15 deposit for the keycard.
Using Park and Pedal gives easy access to the scenic bike route into the City Centre, which takes just six minutes. Or commute to campus in just 10 minutes!
Between Cornwallis and Colyer Fergusson- 9 cycle loops are being installed this week. The work is planned to start today. This should provide storage for 18 bicycles
Historic Dockyard- 10 loops are being installed Thursday 8 December. There will be 5 loops located by the Church and 5 loops located by the Galvanising Shop. This should provide bike storage for 10 bikes at each location
Near Cornwallis East- The new card access cycle shelter is having the roof attached and card access activated within the next couple of weeks. This should provide storage for 26 bikes. Once completed, visit Campus Security to gain card access
Card access to cycle shelters
Card access can be put on KentOne cards for one calendar year for staff and for one academic year for students by Campus Security. An end date is needed for security purposes
In terms of how card access is updated, at Medway this is done through remote access. However at Canterbury the locks are not set up to be accessed remotely. We are currently looking into how much it would cost to upgrade these locks so we would be able to update all cycle shelter card access remotely. We will provide further updates on this
Dr Bike free bike check-ups
For anyone who is not familiar with Dr Bike, it is a service provided by Estates which is available to staff and students where you can get a free bike check-up by trained bicycle mechanics
Canterbury– Dr Bike is a weekly services (Wednesdays during term-time) at Canterbury Campus. The last Dr Bike session of the year will be Wednesday 14 December. Dr Bike is now located at the new Kent Sport Cycle Hub by the Pavilion. Check it out when you get the chance
Medway- Dr Bike is starting to come onto campus on a more regular basis at Medway campus. Currently Dr Bike is coming to campus twice a term
We are pleased to announce that the new cycle shelter at Medway campus now has card access controls. This means that your KentOne card can now be programmed to let you in the cycle shelter, providing a lockable place to store your bicycle.
The new card access cycle shelter is located behind the Rochester building. The cycle shelter design includes wooden panelling to fit in with surrounding structures and clear panels as an added security measure. CCTV is also in operation in this area.
To gain access on your KentOne card, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number on the back of your KentOne card and we will arrange for card access to be given.