UWIC Rider Pass Hits Magic 2000 

05/12/2008 00:00 


Records were smashed today when a student of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) purchased the 2000th UWIC Rider bus pass.

The lucky student, Dafydd Pierce-Evans, 19, from Penylan, Cardiff, recently made the sale, unbeknown of the fortunate number, winning him and three friends a 3-course Christmas meal paid for by UWIC. 

Dafydd Pierce-Evans hopping onto a Rider bus at UWIC’s Cyncoed campus bus stopThe sale has now shattered last year’s record, which was 1,900 at its peak.

Dafydd, who is studying his first year of a Sports Development course at UWIC’s Cyncoed campus, will now use his pass four days a week to travel back and forth to the city centre and between campuses to visit friends.

He said: “At first when I came to university, I didn’t have a Rider pass and every time I used the bus it would cost me £1.60. My friends had all purchased one, so I thought it would benefit me in the long run.”

“If anybody is thinking of getting one, I’d recommend it as it’s definitely worth their while. A friend of mine worked out that if you use the buses a minimum of twice a week, it works out cheaper over the course of the year to get a UWIC Rider.

UWIC’s yearly rider passes are currently on sale at £205, which works out at £5.26 a week, with opportunities to travel in and around Cardiff at ease. 

Dafydd Pierce-Evans hopping onto a Rider bus at UWIC’s Cyncoed campus bus stop

For further information contact Laura Anderson, Communications Assistant:
Tel: 029 2041 6041
Email: landerson@uwic.ac.uk
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