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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.

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