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Safety Equipment

What safety equipment is included under the Cycle+ cycle to work scheme?

Eligible equipment under Cycle+ (the University cycle to work scheme) scheme includes cycles and cyclists' safety equipment.

A 'cycle' is defined as 'a bicycle, a tricycle, or a cycle having four or more wheels, not being in any case a motor vehicle' (192(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c.52)). An electrically assisted pedal cycle is also included under the scheme.

While safety equipment is not defined in legislation, the University has adopted a common sense approach to defining the equipment that can be provided under the scheme.

Eligible safety equipment includes:

  • Bells and bulb horns;
  • Cycle clips and dress guards;
  • Cycle helmets, which conform to European standards BS EN 1078:1997 and BS 6863:1989 or SNELL B.95;
  • Lights, including dynamo packs;
  • Locks and chains to ensure cycle can be safely secured;
  • Mirrors and mudguards to ensure riders' visibility is not impaired;
  • Panniers, luggage carriers and straps to allow luggage to be safely carried;
  • Pumps, puncture repair kits, cycle tool kits and tyre sealant to allow for minor repairs;
  • Reflective and protective clothing;
  • White front reflectors and spoke reflectors;
  • Cycle carriers may be obtained under the Cycle+ scheme, however they must be substantially used in connection with qualifying journeys.

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