Tired of having to travel here there and everywhere because of the hassle! The time! The expense! As Indica, your VP for Welfare and Inclusion discovered, taking up cycling could be the answer to all these problems.
“As someone who used to commute to university and now travels to work every day, I know how tiring the commute can be (especially when you’ve got to be in for a 9am class or meeting). Walking takes over half an hour, buses are always too full to get on and taxis are way beyond my budget.” Indica Norcup – VP Welfare & Inclusion.
Can you relate? Tired of having to travel here there and everywhere because of the hassle! The time! The expense!
As Indica, your VP for Welfare and Inclusion discovered, taking up cycling could be the answer to all these problems…
“I got a bicycle around 8 months ago and it’s totally changed my approach to transport and given me a new lease of freedom. I can have an extra 20 minutes in bed and be home in time to get to enjoy the summer weather (or avoid the rain).”
It’s true! Having your own bike gives you a new level of independence that allows you to manage your own travel needs in record time. Cycling also carries a whole host of other positives. What could be better than being able to travel to lectures and get your daily exercise in all at the same time? All that extra fresh air, exercise, and free time to spend how you want will also be great for your mental health and wellbeing. And let’s not forget how friendly cycling is for the environment. You could also find some more unexpected benefits, as Indica explains…
“I now have the ability to discover Coventry and neighbouring towns and cities. Coombe Abbey? Cycle there in half an hour. War Memorial Park? 10 minutes from the city centre! Kenilworth castle? A beautiful route and you could leave at 11am and be there in time for a picnic lunch!”
Of course, owning a bike comes with safety considerations. Making sure all gears, tyres, breaks, and wheels are maintained to a good standard. Having the right bright and reflective clothing as well as a decent cycle helmet to keep you safe. Keeping up to date with all the latest rules of the road to ensure you are cycling legally, responsibly and with respect for other road users and pedestrians. Some of this may sound like an extra expense…but your Students’ Union, in partnership with Santander, are here to help you follow Indica’s lead. We are opening up the possibilities of cycling through our CUSU Cycling Scheme. Apply and you could be awarded a £200 Halfords voucher to go towards the overall cost of a bike or help with bike maintenance costs. This opportunity is open to all CU UK campus’, to ensure students can take advantage of the multiple bike storage facilities, including storage cages at both London sites and 126 cycle spaces outside CU Scarborough.
Applying couldn’t be easier. Just
Applications close on Monday 13th June at 23:59.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out, open up your world with help from the CUSU Cycle scheme.