Cycle Plus Scheme
Cycle Plus, the University cycle to work scheme, offers staff the opportunity to obtain a bicycle and safety equipment at a discounted price by way of ‘salary sacrifice’. Cycle Plus is operated through Cyclescheme.
By joining the scheme staff are eligible to hire a tax-free bike and safety equipment for work, up to the value of £3,000. (Requests above this limit (£3,000) will be considered on an individual basis, in exceptional circumstances.)
If you are interested in the scheme, please click here to read the guidelines, or visit the Cyclescheme website.
To access the Cyclescheme website you must enter the unique University code of 60cd5a.
The following safety equipment is covered under the Cycle Plus Scheme:
- Bells and horns
- Reflective clothing including jackets and over trousers
- Mirrors and mudguards to ensure visibility is not impaired
- Cycle clips and dress guards
- Child safety seats
- Panniers, luggage carriers, and straps
- Locks and chains
- Pumps, puncture repair kits, cycle tool kits, and tyre sealant
A full list of Cyclescheme suppliers is available here.
Bike stands are located across the University, generally in locations convenient to building entrances. The University has opted to install 'Sheffield' type cycle stands as they offer the best form of locking security for cyclists. To find out where your closest cycling stand is, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your location.
Access to secure cycle parking is by PIN access code only, which is supplied by the Travel Plan Co-ordinator upon receipt of a £10 annual fee. Staff requesting access to secure cycle parking should email their request to email@example.com.
The University provides secure cycle parking for staff in a number of locations across the campus:
- Side of Peter Froggatt Centre
- Rear of McClay Library
- Adjacent to Ashby Lab Block
- Health Sciences Building
- Elmwood Learning and Teaching Centre
- Institute of Clinical Sciences - Block B (RVH)
- Rear of School of Pharmacy
- Whitla Medical Building
Shower and locker facilities are located in the following areas:
- Administration Building
- McClay Library
- Whitla Medical Building
- Institute of Clinical Sciences – Block A
- David Keir Building
- School of Biological Sciences
- Main Site Tower
- Health Sciences
- Ashby Building
- Computer Science Building
To gain access please download the relevant form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of simple actions you can take to secure your bike. Always budget for a good quality lock – staff and students can purchase a high quality 'D' lock, at a significantly reduced price (£10) from the Security Control Room (Level 1, Administration Building).
If your bike is stolen on campus, please contact both the PSNI and the University's Security team.
The University and PSNI are working together to promote bike security. Free security marking is available from University Security (Level 1, Administration Building), or at regular promotional events throughout the academic year.
Belfast by Bike
The Belfast by Bike guide provides useful information for safe and enjoyable urban cycling. It provides advice on safe cycling and the Highway Code and includes a map showing cycle routes in Belfast.