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, purchasing or donating 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 an afforable way to start cycling then consider purchasing a refurbished bike from Ridewise, a local cycing charity based next to University Park at Lenton Abbey Park, or from Bikeworks a local not-for-profit Community Interest Company who have workshops on Sneinton Market and in Lady Bay. 

If you have a bike you no longer need, then please consider donating it to Ridewise or Bikeworks, their mechanics refurbish donated bikes for resale or use in community projects. To donate a bike please drop it off at a Ridewise or Bikeworks workshop during opening hours. Good quality bikes can also be donated to the British Heart Foundation shop in Nottingham City Centre. 

In partnership with Nottingham City Council Lime have launched their hire E-bikes across Nottingham City, with hire spots located on all our Nottingham City campuses. 

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. You can use these maps to plan cycle journeys to our campuses.


Improving Nottingham's cycle network

Nottingham City Council are investing in cycling infrastructure around the city, with new bike lanes to improve safety for Nottingham’s cyclists. 

This investment has delivered the Western Cycle Corridor - a high quality segregated cycle route from Nottingham City Centre along Castle Boulevard and Abbey Street, connecting to the QMC and University Park.

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 are now paused over the summer break, but look out for more information in the new academic year. Dr Bike dates will be advertised on the Dr Bike wepbage as well as through the Nottingham Sustainability newsletter which you can subscibe to.

Visit the Dr Bike webpage



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