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LATEST NEWS..........

BIG BIKE SALE

SUSU red brick area 10.00-2.00 Friday 30 May 2014

Bikes from £30-£50

Cash and Cards accepted

 


This May lots of people in Hampshire will be switching their regular driving commute to walking, cycling, car-sharing, or using public transport to help them save time, money and get fitter.

 To sign up go to www.myjourneyhampshire.com/challenge and join the 'University of Southampton' team.

 Last year over 1,500 people across Hampshire took part in the Commuter Challenge and saved a total of £70,000 on their regular commuting costs. Over 250,000 miles were travelled in a more environmentally friendly way and a staggering 4,000,000 calories burnt, simply by changing the way they travelled to work, in just one month.

 This year the Commuter Challenge is back with even more great prizes, so make sure you sign up to be in with a chance of winning. We are also offering a fantastic discounts. So if you've thought about getting the bus or train instead of driving, why not take advantage of this offer and give it a try and help the University come 1st in the challenge.


Be Safe Be Seen" - Don’t forget your lights this season it’s a legal requirement. If you don't have any then the Uni-Link office sell 'one2three' lights for £5 each, that’s a massive 60% off. We also give away reflective snap bands for cyclist and walkers, so if you have any walkers in your office then send them to us.


Yellow lock racks in all the Highfield campus bike sheds. Now you can leave your heavy lock overnight in the sheds! 


 Shortlisted for The Times Higher Education Awards in 2011 and 2012, our Uni-Cycle scheme allows us to reduce our environmental impact in a number of ways. By refurbishing unwanted and donated bikes and putting them back into use, we are increasing the number of staff and students cycling to the University – reducing congestion and improving wellbeing - as well as cleaning up the campus and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

 

Promoting Cycling

 

The aim of the project is to promote cycling, enhance safety by improving the state of repair of bikes in use, and reduce the amount of bikes abandoned around campus. The project is run between the University's Transport Team and student volunteers taking an active role in identifying, repairing and selling bikes at Uni-Cycle events. Refurbishments are carried out by a qualified bike engineer, who also provides a bi-monthly ‘Bike Doctor’ service where staff and students can bring their bikes for free safety checks and quick repairs latest dates here! . The project also provides subsidized bike locks, lights and cycle training with support from Hampshire Constabulary and Sustrans. Bikes that are not suitable for resale are used for parts or donated to charities across the UK and Africa and any remaining metal is recycled so that nothing goes to waste.

In two years the scheme has so far refurbished over 100 bikes that have been sold to University staff and students as cheaply as possible, generating over £3,000 which has been reinvested in the project.

 

 Uni-cycle recovers bikes from university sites and from donations around Southampton (if you would like to donate a bike). Our policy is to repair, reuse or recycle any bike. We can only do this with the help of volunteers (if you would like to volunteer) and charities, our Bike Dr @ RideRide, Re-Cycle Your Cycle and BEN (Bicycling Empowerment Network South Africa), bikes that we can’t repair or donate, get striped and the parts are used by others.

 

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More information on cycling around Southampton and the campuses can be found on this page.

 

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