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FREE Cycle Package – 50 places up for grabs

03 May 2011

Do you drive to the University but have considered cycling?? Then this offer is for you!

Michael Bane, Bike User Group Chair and National Environmental Hero, has successfully received external funding to promote cycling to staff car drivers. The package on offer includes:

  • Free cycle Hire for two weeks
  • Free cycle training
  • Support and advice from Bike User Group (UMBUG) members
  • Incentives for taking part

This package is being offered to 50 University staff members who drive to work, in order to provide the opportunity to really evaluate the experience. UMBUG members will be on hand, if desired, to come along when collecting the bike. The bikes are provided by Cycles Recycled and there will be a choice of suitable new bikes to choose from.

Everybody taking part in the scheme will also receive a pack containing a high quality lock, a set of lights, a high-visibility vest and a bike helmet: yours to keep!

UMBUG members can also offer advice on routes between home and work, joining you along the way if you'd find that useful.

Car park promotion next week

To help promote the scheme to car drivers, several UMBUG members will be on hand to answer queries and show example hire bikes at these times and locations:

  • Tuesday 10 May
    8.15am-9.15am Booth Street West Car Park
    4pm – 5pm Booth Street West Car Park
  • Wednesday 11 May
    8.15am – 9.15am Aquatics Car Park
    4pm – 5pm Aquatics Car Park
  • Thursday 12 May
    8.15am – 9.15am Charles Street Car Park
    4pm – 5pm Charles St Car Park


Apply online and find out more details at:

The earlier you apply, the better chance you have of being successful.

If this scheme is not an option for you but you know of colleagues who may be interested (particularly those without regular internet access), please do spread the word!

Cycling at the University: