Making cycling affordable

woman with bikeHow can I save money on the cost of a bicycle and bicycle accessories?

Second Hand Bikes

You can get low cost, high quality reconditioned second hand bikes from Lifecycle or Bristol Bike Project.

You can also buy second hand bikes at the Bike Workshop and Jake's Bikes.

Tax benefit cycle scheme

Staff are also able to get financial assistance if they cycle for work purposes as well as help towards the purchase of a new bike through the University's Cycle to Work Scheme.

Lock and light Sales

The University buys cycle locks and lights in bulk and passes this saving on to University staff and students.

During term time cycle locks and lights sales take place once every four weeks alongside the Cycle Clinic or you can buy a cycle lock or cycle light from the Student's Union shop, The Basket, located on the Ground Floor, next to the Balloon Cafe in The Richmond Building 

Item

Description

Student discounted price

Staff Price

Master Lock U-bar

Gold Standard security rating

 £10  £22.32

Bike Light Set

 

Steady and flashing settings. LED lights. Small, sleek and compact in design. Both lights are easily removed to help prevent theft.

£2.75

£5.47

Discounts for University of Bristol staff and students at local bike shops

Company

Discount

Assos Factory Outlet

Assos-branded cycling garments and accessories at 10% discount. Discount code: EDU10

Bike UK

Embassy House, Clifton,BS8 1SB

Tel: 0117 929 3500

10% on parts and accessories.

Students also recieve 5% on bikes

Mud Dock

40 The Grove,Harbourside,BS1 4RB

Tel: 0117 929 2151

10% across all products and services

Temple Cycles

10% on bikes, parts and accessories. Free lock and light set with purchase of any bike.

If you are a bike shop and would like to offer our staff and students a discount please email transport-plan@bristol.ac.uk

Cycle mileage allowance

Staff cycling on University business can claim a mileage allowance of 20 pence per mile by completing expense claims in the normal way, but specifying that they have travelled by bicycle. Journey must be undertaken in the course of the University's business and excludes journeys between one's home and normal place of work.