Birmingham University has entered a partnership with Cyclescheme to provide cycles to staff at a reduced price. You can save up to 35% on the cost of a bike as well as the associated safety and maintenance equipment. Note that the University cannot reclaim VAT on the cost of your purchase; the savings you make are because the cost is taken from your salary before tax is calculated.
Full information about the scheme and how to apply for a bicycle under this scheme, please refer to the Birmingham University's 'Your Benefit Choices' booklet and to the information on the HR pay and benefits page. The scheme is currently OPEN-ENDED so you will be able to buy a bicycle throughout the year.
To locate local (or not so local!) cycle shops where you can purchase your cycle, enter your postcode on the Cyclescheme "where can I get a bike?" page.
Further information on the scheme in general is available on the Cyclescheme pages and from these articles.
Remember to buy cycle lights and tools (e.g. pump, inner tubes, tyre levers, spanners, allen keys, lubricants etc) as part of your cycle purchase package.