This is a salary sacrifice scheme open to all University staff, to help you have a cheaper, more sustainable commute. You give up part of your salary in order to have the use of a new bike up to the value of £1000. In doing so, you'll make savings by paying less tax and National Insurance contributions.
For example someone on a salary under £50,000 buying a bike costing £500, could save over £200.
You can sign up to the scheme at any time. The rental period will last for 12 months and will require you to make regular monthly deductions from your salary via the payroll.
All applications are subject to approval by the University's Payroll department. This is because staff who have irregular hours, earnings that fall below the national minimum wage or a fixed term contract of less than 6 months, will need to be enrolled in an alternative scheme. If this is the case, you will be contacted by Cycle Solutions with details.
If you have any questions about the scheme that are not answered by the FAQ please get in contact with Cycle Solutions directly.
You can place your order online or by telephone. Cycle Solutions will then contact you to ensure the bike and equipment you ordered is suitable for your needs.
The University is offering two free bike maintenance courses to staff and students on the 27th November (Basic Bike Maintenance) and 4th December (Follow-on Bike Maintenance) from 5pm -7pm. Places are limited so booking is essential. You can find out more and book your place on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/basic-bike-maintenance-tickets-81277883337 or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/follow-on-bike-maintenance-tickets-81278685737