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Dr Bike free bicycle check-ups

What is Dr Bike?
Get your bike checked and adjusted for free by ‘Dr Bike’. The Dr Bike service is provided by Chris and his team at ByCycle, working with the Transport Team, Estates department. Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special reduced rate.

The Dr Bike service supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 (good health and well-being) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities). See Estates Sustainability to learn more about the goals.

Canterbury campus
You can find Dr Bike at the Cycle Hub by the Pavilion on Park Wood road every Wednesday during term-time 08.30-15.30.

Medway Campus
Dr Bike visits Medway campus on a monthly basis during term-time. Dr Bike will next be at Medway campus Thursday 15 November 2018. Find Dr Bike outside the Student Hub 11.30-14.30 for your free bike check-up. The service is available to University of Greenwich and University of Kent students and staff.

For more information visit our Dr Bike webpage

Student cycle hire

The University of Kent work with ByCycle to provide low cost bicycle hire to all students attending the Canterbury campus.

All bicycles available are second hand and have either been abandoned onsite or given to the University. Each bicycle has been security tagged and is registered to the University of Kent. They all come equipped with lights, a bell, and a lock, and have received a full service – they are as good as new and are ready to ride!

To hire a bicycle for the autumn term, Canterbury students should visit the Cycle Hub at the Pavilion on the following dates between 10.00 and 15.00:

  • 17 September 2018
  • 19 September 2018
  • 21 September 2018
  • 24 September 2018
  • 25 September 2018
  • 26 September 2018

Bicycles can be hired for £40 per term, alongside a security deposit of £60. The deposit will be refunded when you return the bicycle in good condition.

If any Medway students wish to hire a bicycle, they can do so from Liberty Quays accommodation.

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

Cycle access on campus

Have you considered cycling to the University? Cycling is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See our numbered cycle shelter map to find where your nearest cycle shelter is located.

How to gain access to Canterbury lockable cycle shelters

  • For access to the Library cycle shelter email TransportTeam@kent.ac.uk with your name, staff or student number, number on back of your Kent One card, type and colour of bike and any identifying features of your bicycle.
  • For other lockable cycle shelters come to the Security and Transport Centre with your Kent One card to gain access.

How to gain access to Medway lockable cycle shelters

  • For access to the lockable cycle shelter at Medway, email MedwayCardAccess@kent.ac.uk with your name, staff or student number and number on the back of your Kent One card.

Cycle Shelter Maintenance

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.

 

Wincheap Park and Pedal

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!

Please visit the Security and Transport Centre for a leaflet, or, to apply online, visit: www.canterbury.gov.uk/parkandpedal

 

Become a volunteer Community Route Champion with Sustrans

The walking and cycling charity Sustrans are launching a specific volunteer programme to look after the local off road cycle routes in Canterbury and Whitstable and are looking for local people who would like to contribute to their community by being Community Route Champions.

Do you live in Canterbury or Whitstable? Are you active and enjoy practical stuff?

Our Community Route Champions monitor and maintain the everyday off-road cycling routes that are important for so many essential journeys such as getting to work, to school or the shops.

They make a real difference to everyday cycling and walking in Canterbury and Whitstable.

From clearing overgrown vegetation to cleaning signs and reporting potholes you’ll be doing practical activities to keep these routes usable, learning new skills as well as your existing knowledge and experience.

As part of Sustrans national Volunteer Programme you’ll receive training and support from your local Sustrans team and your fellow Champions.

Interested?

Contact Linda Bell: 07920 088441 or email: linda.bell@sustrans.org.uk

For more information contact Linda or visit the Sustrans website.

Bike hire dates for the summer term

Hire a bike for the term from the Cycle Hub Wednesday 9 May and Friday 11 May, 9.00-16.00.

Each bike has been security tagged and is registered to the University of Kent. They all come equipped with lights, a bell and a lock and have received a full service – they are as good as new and are ready to ride!

The cost to hire one of the recycled bikes is £30 for the term, £20 for the shorter summer term.  You need to leave a security deposit of £50-£100 depending on the value of the bike you hire. This will be refunded when you return the bike in good condition. To help, we ask that you pop into the Cycle Hub and see Dr Bike at least once each term for a service.

For more information on the hiring a bike visit www.kent.ac.uk/transport/cycling/hire

Dr Bike free bike check-ups- Canterbury and Medway

Dr Bike provides free bike check-ups 08:30-15:30 at the Cycle Hub (Canterbury campus) every Wednesday during term-time. The next Dr Bike at Canterbury campus will be Wednesday 9 May 2018.

The Dr Bike service is provided by Chris and his team at ByCycle, working with the Transport Team, Estates department.

Get your bike checked and adjusted for free. Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special reduced rate.

Dr Bike is next visiting Medway campus Tuesday 15 May 2018. Find Dr Bike outside the Student Hub 11.30-14.30 for your free bike check-up. The service is available to University of Greenwich and University of Kent students and staff.

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

Cycling- access to lockable cycle shelters on campus

As the weather starts to get better, you might want to try cycling to campus. Cycling is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See our walking and cycling map to find where your nearest cycle shelter is located.

How to gain access to Canterbury lockable cycle shelters

  • For access to the Library cycle shelter email TransportTeam@kent.ac.uk with your name, staff or student number, number on back of your Kent One card, type and colour of bike and any identifying features of your bicycle.
  • For other lockable cycle shelters come to the Security and Transport Centre with your Kent One card to gain access.

How to gain access to Medway lockable cycle shelters

  • For access to the lockable cycle shelter at Medway, email MedwayCardAccess@kent.ac.uk with your name, staff or student number and number on the back of your Kent One card.

Library card access cycle shelter

The card access cycle shelter outside Templeman library (near library road entrance) is now available to use. For access to this cycle shelter, please email TransportTeam@kent.ac.uk with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your student or staff number
  • The number on the back of your KentOne card
  • Type of bike
  • Colour of bike
  • Any distinguishing features of the bicycle which would help identify it as yours if it was found by Campus Security

Access to all other lockable cycle shelters is on a different system run by Campus Security. Please bring your KentOne card to the Security and Transport Centre to gain access to the other lockable cycle shelters.

Refer to walking and cycling map for cycle shelter locations.