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New bike pumps across campus

Bike pump

There have been five new bike pumps installed across campus in various bike shelters. These are floor pumps with a base mounted 120psi gauge and pressure indicator dial. Also includes ball and air bladder needles.

21st October 2021

E-bike conversion kit / components via Cyclescheme

Further to recent feedback we can confirm that after contacting Cyclescheme you are able to purchase an e-bike conversion kit / components with a Cyclescheme voucher. However this is subject to a retailer agreeing to this.

It is advised to follow the steps below, complete your own research and receive advice on this option before applying for a voucher.

19th October 2021

Free E-bike Trial with Halfords

Halfords e-bike trial

Halfords have a free electric bike trial, you can test out an electric bike for up to 6 hours so that you can see if electric is the way forward for you.

12th October 2021

Cyclescheme changes

We are pleased to announce that from Monday 27 September, the Open University’s policy is that any voucher value will be capped at £1,250 for bicycles and £1,500 for e-bikes. An Acknowledgement of Debt form will be sent by email and will need signing prior to an request being approved.

If you are an AL you are eligible to take advantage of Cyclescheme from 1 October 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact

24th September 2021

How to charge your electric car for free across the UK

How to charge your electric car for free across the UK including at selected big retailers, e.g Tesco

26th August 2021

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