The University offers staff an interest-free loan to buy a bicycle and all the safety equipment you need, with up to a 12% discount from local retailers.
The loan cannot be more than your monthly net pay (to a maximum of £2000) and you must be on the main payroll as a permanent member of staff or have a contract for at least 12 months. The loan is repayable over 12 months and is deducted from your monthly pay.
First of all, choose where you want to get your bike from. You can get a discount from any of these local shops:
If you buy your bike from Halfords, you will need to pay upfront in full before setting up your loan:
Conditions to your loan:
Oxford is a great place with lots of options for renting a bike for the occasional ride or for long term hire. These include Bainton Bikes and Cycle.land.
There are also a number companies providing dockless bikes, which you can hire via a smartphone app – try Ponybike, OxonBike and Mobike.
Click here to downloand the Bike Loan application form.
Sustainable Travel team
+44 (0) 1865 2 88782