The staff e-bike scheme is taking off!

Try-out day for Evo bikes

You might have noticed some members of staff speeding around the lawn outside Okeover the week before last, as part of UC’s staff e-bike scheme. We had a great turnout, with plenty of people experiencing e-bikes for the first time, courtesy of our partners at EVO Cycles.

E-bikes are a great way to get a little exercise on the way to and from work, without having to worry about afternoon easterlies if you live across town. There is considerable evidence that cycling to work can improve health and wellbeing, and for many of us, it can be a way to reduce or eliminate the cost and hassle of finding a parking space. A reduced carbon footprint is icing on the cake!

EVO Cycles is offering some great discounts on e-bikes for UC staff, plus 17 months of interest-free finance. If you missed them on Tuesday, you can drop into one of their Christchurch stores to try out a bike and find something right for you – remember to take your Canterbury Card as proof you work at UC.

You can find more details about the scheme, which will last until August 31st 2021, here.

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