Bire Hire and Purchase

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!

Every Wednesday, ByCycle will be on campus at the Kent Sport Cycle Hub with a selection of bikes available for hire. There are only a limited number available and these will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Alternatively, if you are experiencing problems email the Transport department on


Medway Cycle Hire Scheme

If you are interested in hiring a bike from the Medway Campus, visit Liberty Quays reception.


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.


Bike Shop Discounts

Some local bike Shops offer discounts to University staff and students.

You will be required to produce your KentOne ID card in order to qualify for any discount.
Click here for further information about shops included.



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: 14/09/2018