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Thames Valley Police are offering staff the opportunity to get their bikes security marked for £4.50.
If you would like to get your bike(s)security marked go to the Thames Vallley Police website and find your local police station who will be able to arrange a convenient time with you to security mark your bike (it takes about 5 mins).
For region and nation colleagues if you contact your local police station they will be able to tell you how you can get this done.
Prices might vary from station to station.
The OU has signed up to 'The Cycle to Work Guarantee’ The scheme is being promoted to offer employees a healthy and green option to commute to and from work.
We welcome the Cycle to Work Guarantee initiative and have already shown commitment to many of its incentives in order to encourage cycling as much as possible.
Full details can be found by visiting the link below.
MK Website has lots of useful information including:
The University provides cycle parking across campus. We have a mix of bike racks and larger bicycle parking compounds close to building entrances. The secure cycle facilities can be accessed using your OU swipe card. There are also showers and changing facilities available. Further information on theses facilities can be found on the Bike Shelters and Showers Map.
The shelter provides 22 addtional spaces.
Bike stands have been installed to the right of the Library
The South Side of Building 12 has a secure cycle store that can take 12 cycles.
Manchester has an additional cycle shelter that exactly matches the original shelter and is fully secure with a capacity for 8 cycles.
Cardiff has secure storage for 2 bikes
The University is directly linked to Milton Keynes Redway system and National Cycle. Route No 51 goes to the University's East Gate. For details of cycle routes to the University see the Document Store below:
The University has an internal Cycle Users Group.OU Bicycle Users Group (OUBUG)
The OU-Club have a discount with Roy Pinks Cycles
Newport Pagnell 01908 210688 - Offers a 5% discount on all bicycle accessories, safety clothing etc and their Shimano service centre repair workshop.
This discount is also valid on anything from Kite Planet upstairs.
Please note this discount is not valid when purchasing a bike through the salary sacrifice bicycle scheme.
The OU-Club also have discounts with The Outdoor Shop who offer 20% discount and White & Bishop, who offer 10% discount and may sell some cycle or clothing accessories.
In the magazine you will find reviews of bike tests, guidance on top products and essential kit and tools.
You can view the magazine online..
Cycle Shops near to the University
these are listed in order nearest to furthest away. Check each site for exact location map.
Raleigh Cyclelife P & D CYCLES
35 Aylesbury Street
15 Benbow Court
Shenley Church End
Xscape Milton Keynes
602 Marlborough Gate
Tel:0845 070 3749
3 Stacey Bushes Auto Centre
ROY PINKS CYCLES
19 St.Johns Street
within 15 km
2-4 London Road
Tel 01908 566722
5-6 Swinfens Yard
Tel 01908 260322
Sustrans' vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. Sustrans is the charity behind practical and innovative solutions to some of the UK's biggest transport challenges, including the award-winning National Cycle Network, Safe Routes to Schools, Bike It and TravelSmart.
To find out more visit www.sustrans.org.uk Sustrans, National Cycle Network Centre,
2 Cathedral Square, Bristol, UK. BS1 5DD Registered Charity No:326550