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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.

Unirider student bus ticket- buy before 2 October

The majority of bus services in and around Canterbury are operated by Stagecoach Ltd bus company.

The Unirider academic year bus ticket allows students to travel all across Kent and East Sussex, day and night. The ticket costs £170 and is available to purchase now from the green Unibus parked on campus outside the Gulbenkian theatre, or online through the Stagecoach website.

Why we recommend the Unirider academic year bus ticket:

  • The highly discounted tickets save you money
  • Explore what East Kent has to offer – historic towns, cities, the countryside and even the beach!
  • Explore the shops, visit cinemas, theatres, restaurants as well as nightlife in various towns and cities
  • We have a good regular bus service to and from our campus, especially between Canterbury and Whitstable
  • No need to find change, just use your bus ticket to get home after a night out in Canterbury on the Unibus 24 hour service

Make sure you purchase from the bus or online before the 2 October to get the discounted price. After 2 October the price increases to £240.

Visit www.kent.ac.uk/transport/stagecoach for more information.

Transport Team

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