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As part of our environmental strategy for providing greener travel, the University offers a cycle to work scheme and a range of discounts on public transport. Those employees who need to drive to work also have access to a car sharing scheme.

CAMbens Cycle

The University has a cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme.

Cycle Shop Discounts

A number of cycle shops offer discounts on cycles and accessories to University employees. All you need to do is show your University card. Details can be found here.

Free 1:1 Cycle Training

Training can improve your confidence when cycling on the roads and can help you to position yourself correctly on the road and around other vehicles.  Even if you've cycled for a long time, a one off lesson can help you improve your skills.  Outspoken Training provide free training for staff who would like to improve their cycling ability.  You can book your session online here.  

Borrow-a-Bike Scheme

The Borrow-a-Bike scheme allows University staff to test a bike for up to 3 months for the commute to work.  The Universiy is working with Outspoken Cycles to deliver this scheme, which allows you to choose from a range of bikes including city, hybrid, electric, folding and cargo bikes at a subsidised price of £10 per month.  Find out more about the scheme here.

Cycle lockers at Park and Rides

A limited number of bike lockers at Park and Ride sites on the fringes of Cambridge have been secured for use by University staff to enable them to be able to park a car and cycle the last few miles to their workplace.  Find out more on the Travel webpages.

Bike repairs and Dr Bike sessions

There are a number of cycle repair stations across the University, which can be found on the University map.  In addition, regular Dr Bike sessions take place across the University offering staff free basic bike checks by a trained mechanic.  Find out more, including upcoming dates, on the Travel webpages.

Car Sharing

The University has subscribed to CamShare, an electronic car sharing database for employees of Cambridge organisations that is operated through the Travel For Work Partnership. University staff are able to register as users and search for car sharing partners. The service is free to staff. More details are available on the CamShare website.

Public transport

Travel Advisor Service

The University has introduced a new Travel Advisor Service to help staff explore the alternative travel options that might be available to them, perhaps looking for a commute that is healthier, greener, faster or cheaper than previous arrangements.  The service may be particularly useful if you are a relatively recent or new starter.  You can find out more about this service here, including a link to a booking form to arrange a conversation with a Travel Advisor, on MS Teams.

Travel to Work Loans

If you are employed by the University for three months or more you can apply for an interest-free travel to work loan up to your monthly net pay (or a maximum of £2,500, whichever is the lower). The loan is for the purchase of an annual bus or rail season ticket at standard class travel, or to assist with the purchase of a bicycle and associated safety equipment.

Discounted rail season tickets with Greater Anglia

University of Cambridge employees have access to a 10% discount on rail season tickets with Greater Anglia, via the Sustainable Travel Scheme Agreement. Find out more here.

Universal bus

The Universal bus service operates between Addenbrookes, West Cambridge and the Madingley Park and Ride with an additional stop at the railway station. Discounts apply for University card holders, just show the driver your card and pay just £1 per journey. Non University card holders also get a reduced journey price of £2. Click here for more information.

Other weekly and monthly ticket options are also available for Whippet services. For ticket options click here.

Park & Ride

Parking in Cambridge city centre is very limited, and one of the easiest ways to travel into the centre is to use the Park and Ride service. Further details are available from the Cambridgeshire County Council website:


Further details about travel options for University staff is available through the Estate Management webpages