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TryBike - Travel2Campus

Try a bike for 3 weeks and decide if cycling is for you.

This offer is for you if:

  • You study at York College, York St John University, University of York or Askham Bryan College.
  • You will give this a good go, cycling most of the 3 weeks.
  • You're happy to complete a survey after your trial period.

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It works like this:

  1. You complete the application, telling us about your needs and how you currently travel.
  2. We let you know if you've been successful and suggest which bike would suit you.
  3. We arrange a time and place for you to collect the bike and accessories (at your campus). No payment is needed but you will need your student ID.
  4. You use the bike for your regular journeys over the 3 week period and always make sure it's secure when you leave it (we will provide a bike lock).
  5. We arrange a time and place for us to collect your bike and accessories (at your campus). If you want to keep your bike, there is an option to buy it at a discounted price (30% off).
  6. After a few weeks, we contact you with a follow up questionnaire to find out if you will keep cycling and why.

Bikes Available

2019 models:

  • Raleigh Pioneer Crossbar
  • Raleigh Pioneer Low Step
  • Raleigh Stowaway 7 Folding

2018 models still available:

  • Raleigh Pioneer 1 Crossbar
  • Raleigh Dahon Vybe Folding
  • Raleigh Motus Hub Gear Electric Crossbar
  • Raleigh Motus Hub Gear Electric Step-Through
  • Raleigh Motus Deraileur Gear Electric Step-Through

An accessories pack provided during the loan includes: front and rear light set, D-lock, pannier and helmet.

When collecting the bike, you are required to bring your student ID.

Due to fluctuating demand, we cannot guarantee each model above will be available throughout the year but we will do our utmost to match individual preferences, and will make participants aware if we are unable to do so.

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