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New Cyclescheme supports greener commuting.

02 Feb 2009

Save money on bike purchase and mix cycling with driving.

cycling to work

If you live within cycling distance of the University, you can make your daily commute a bit greener with Cyclescheme.

The new scheme, which is part of the Green Travel Plan, allows you to make significant savings on the purchase of a bike and accessories. Payments for a bike and accessories are taken out of your gross salary over a 12-month period and, because they are not subject to tax and National Insurance, you will save around 30 per cent.

For anyone who doesn't relish the idea of pedalling to work, the University is also promoting the use of Zippe scooters, which cost around £900 to buy and then just 0.2 pence per mile to run.

To support these initiatives, the University has made significant improvements to the availability of secure cycle parking shelters.

If you would like to cycle to work on two or three days a week, the University plans to launch a new flexible parking system for current holders of annual parking permits. You will be able to buy up to seven 21-credit 'hit-cards' a year, giving you access to the car park on an average of three days a week, so that you can mix cycling with driving.

You can find more information about the schemes at:

If you have access to a noticeboard, please download and display: