Dr Bike and Canterbury recycled bicycle hire scheme

Following the closure of all Kent Sport facilities the service has been temporarily stopped. If you do need to return your bike please use the following procedure:

  • Lock the bike up inside the card access part of any one of the lockable bike shelters on campus that you have access to.
  • Email Dr Bike directly ( and advise him which shelter the bike has been locked in.

If you do not have bike shelter access on your card then please contact Campus Security or call on their non-emergencies number 01227 823300 and then proceed as follows:

  • Arrange to meet a Security Officer at a designated bike shelter at a designated time.
  • Security will open the shelter for you to then lock your bike in.
  • Email Dr Bike directly ( and advise him which shelter the bike has been locked in.

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


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



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: 06/04/2020