How it works

How it works?   

Staff may join the scheme from the following date:

Cycle+ will be open to staff from 4 May 2011, on a permanent basis


If you choose to join the scheme, the University will provide you with a bicycle (and bicycle safety equipment if required) on loan, in return for you agreeing to nominate a specified deduction from your salary for this purpose for a 12 month hire period.  The nominated amount will not be subject to tax or National Insurance deductions. 

Joining the scheme is very straightforward:

Read through the Cycle+ information (including the FAQs) and familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions of the Hire Agreement
Visit the selected cycle retailer of your choice to choose a bicycle and safety equipment (up to a value of £1000, including VAT).  You must present your staff photographic ID card as proof of employment with the University.
The supplier will forward a quotation for the selected cycle and equipment to the University for processing.  You will be given a copy of the quotation for your own records.  Once processed, the University will advise you and the cycle retailer, by email, of the outcome (approval or not).
  If approved, you will be asked to attend the University to sign the Hire Agreement. You will be given a copy of the Hire Agreement, counter signed by the University, for your records.  You can now collect your cycle and equipment from the supplier, subject to presentation of staff photographic ID.
  Normally you can expect your repayments, by deduction from your gross salary, to start on the next pay date following your signing of the Hire Agreement.  For example if you complete and return your Hire Agreement by 8 June your first payment will be taken from your July salary.