Bire hire and purchase

ByCycle will be at the Gulbenkian between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 15th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September for bicycle hire and every day the week after (23rd-27th) at the Cycle Hub also from 11am until 4pm.

Canterbury cycle hire scheme

The University of Kent work with ByCycle to provide low cost bike hire to all students attending the Canterbury campus.

All bikes available are second hand and have either been abandoned onsite or given to the University. Each bike has been security tagged and is registered to the University of Kent. They all come equipped with lights, a bell and a lock and have received a full service - they are as good as new and are ready to ride!

Find ByCycle at the Cycle Hub by the Pavilion, Park Wood from 10.00-16.00 during term-time.

Hire a bike for £40 per term. You need to leave a security deposit of £60 which will be refunded when you return the bike in good condition. To help, we ask that you pop into the Cycle Hub and see Dr Bike at least once each term for a service. At the end of term, your bike will be serviced and you can hire it out again! Please see terms and conditions

For any enquiries regarding bike hire or servicing, contact ByCycle on or telephone 07842 636597. For more information see


Medway cycle hire scheme *new*

New for January term, we are excited to announce a trial cycle hire scheme at Medway. The University of Kent are working in partnership with Rent & Ride (R&R), which is an affordable dockless bicycle hire scheme.

Download the R&R app. When you log in, the app will show the nearest 5 bikes to your location. When you reach the bike you want to ride, unlock the bike by scanning the QR code on the lock and start your ride. When you are finished, park and lock the bike in a suitable bike parking location and tap ‘Finish trip’ on the app.

Pay 80p per half hour, followed by £1 for every half hour capped at £10 per 24 hour period.

For more information visit


Staff cycle to work scheme

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.

Further information can be found on the staff finance page.


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bikes ready for hire

Bike shop discounts

Some local bike Shops offer discounts to University staff and students (KentOne card required). Find out more

Rent and ride hire bike



Did you know?

Staff who use their bike to travel to and from a meeting, can claim 20p per mile. Click here for more information.



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Last Updated: 13/09/2019