Cycling is good for your health, your pocket and the environment! It’s also often the fastest way of getting about in urban areas. 

Cycle facilities

Across our campuses there are around 5,000 cycle parking spaces, including a number of covered and access-controlled cycle stores. Interactive maps show the location of cycle parking and give details of access arrangements and nearest showers.

The University has invested heavily in cycle paths and facilities on campus, with showers, lockers and drying cabinets installed as standard in new builds. 

To help you keep your bike in good working order we have installed Cycle Repair stands across our campus - find out where they are located via the interactive maps.


Hiring or purchasing a bike

Staff members are able to hire a bike on a long-term basis through the Cycle to Work scheme.

U-Cycle offers a bike rental scheme for staff and students. This service is offered by Enactus Nottingham.

If you're looking for a low cost bike then consider purchasing a refurbished bike from Ridewise. They are based next to University Park at Lenton Abbey Park, with prices from £50.

Lime have launched their E-bikes throughout Nottingham City and our campuses, in partnership with Nottingham City council. 

Visit the E-bike webpage

Cycle routes & maps

Nottingham has lots of safe cycle routes, many of which are off road, including the car-free  Big Track route that runs alongside the River Trent and canal. Nottingham City Council and  Nottinghamshire County Council publish maps of local cycle routes.


Cycle City Ambition Programme

Nottingham City Council has secured £6.1 million to invest in and kickstart an overhaul of Nottingham's cycle facilities.

As part of the cross-city cycle routes project, the new Western Corridor offers a high quality, priority route from the city centre along Castle Boulevard and Abbey Street, connecting to University Boulevard via City Road. Other plans include enhanced cycle facilities in and around Wollaton Park, improvements to Lenton Green Corridor, and a continuous route alongside the River Leen.

Dr Bike

Dr Bike is an on-site bike maintenance service. The Dr Bike mechanic will give cycles a thorough check and make any minor repairs such as changing brake blocks and tightening brakes. 

Sessions take place at each campus every month and dates are advertised on the Dr Bike wepbage as well as through the Nottingham Sustainability newsletter which you can subscibe to. The service is free, but you must book in advance.

Visit the Dr Bike webpage



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Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD