Dr Bike are experienced bicycle mechanics who regularly come onto campus to check and adjust your bike for free. Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special reduced rate.
The service is provided by ByCycle and is available to University of Kent students and staff. At Medway campus, the service is also available to University of Greenwich students and staffs.
Find Dr Bike outside the Student Hub 11:30-14:30 (Thursday 17 January 2019) for your free bicycle check-up. Dr Bike visits Medway campus on a monthly basis.
Dr Bike is available at the Cycle Hub by the Pavilion every Wednesday 8.30-15.30 during term-time.
See our Dr Bike webpage for more information including future Medway dates.
We are excited to announce a new trial cycle hire scheme at Medway campus. The University of Kent are working in partnership with Rent & Ride (R&R), which is an affordable dockless bicycle hire scheme.
When is the R&R cycle hire scheme launching?
The cycle hire scheme launched Monday 14 January.
How does it work?
Download the R&R app. When you log in, the app will show the nearest 5 bikes to your location. When you reach the bike you want to ride, unlock the bike by scanning the QR code on the lock and start your ride. When you are finished, park and lock the bike in a suitable bike parking location and tap ‘Finish trip’ on the app.
How much does it cost?
A subscription is available for University of Kent students and staff. Student subscription is only £25 per year or £10 per term. For staff, the subscription is £50 per year or £20 per term. The annual subscription allows you to use the bike for 30 minutes free every day. After the free minutes, 50p will be charged for every 30 minutes up to a maximum of £5 per 24 hour period.
Users without a subscription can pay 80p per half hour, followed by £1 for every half hour capped at £10 per 24 hour period.
How can I find out more?
R&R will be demonstrating the bicycles and the app at the Student Hub 12:00-14:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (14 January onwards). They may also demonstrate the bikes at other locations on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.