The University’s Cycle to Work Scheme is once again taking applications from staff wishing to benefit from the initiative.
As part of our commitment to encourage sustainable methods of travel, the scheme provides staff with the use of a bike and safety equipment. There is also a financial incentive as the initiative is an HM Revenue and Customs-approved salary sacrifice scheme, meaning there are significant tax and National Insurance savings available.
Applications to the scheme can be made from Monday, 5 March until Thursday, 5 April.
Cyclist Andrew Fleming, Director of Admissions from the School of the Built Environment, said of the Scheme, “My experience so far has been very positive and my fitness has noticeably improved. I also estimate that I am saving around £200 a month on travel costs.”
Mark Shepherd, Programme Director from the School of the Built Environment, also spoke of the Cycle to Work benefits saying:“I bought a bike through the Scheme last October and it was a quick, painless process where I was able to get a really comfortable, convenient new bike. In fact, I have enjoyed cycling to work so much I have cancelled my car park permit altogether and have not brought the car since”.
To find out more about the Scheme and how to take part visit the sustainable travel cycling pages.
If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact Andy Binder, Travel & Transport Officer, on 55323.