Sustainability

Dr Bike

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Dr Bike is a free on-site bike maintenance service run with local charity Nottingham Bikeworks. This service is open to all UoN staff and students. Sessions are run at locations on UoN campuses most weeks. 

The Dr Bike mechanic will give cycles a thorough check and make minor repairs, such as changing brake blocks and tightening brakes. Dr Bike will only work on clean bikes. 

The service and any parts used are free of charge

Currently, Dr Bike sessions are run on University Park, Jubilee Campus and Sutton Bonington Campus. Other UoN locations will be considered if demand is high enough. If you would like a Dr Bike session to be run elsewhere, email us.

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Dr Bike dates

Dates, locations and booking links for upcoming sessions will be posted here each month. 

Dr Bike in December

Dr Bike December
Location Detail Type Date Time 
University Park Dr Bike at George Green - near Citycard cycle stands   Book a place  Thursday 1 December  10am-2pm
Jubilee Dr Bike outside the Exchange Building at Jubilee Campus   Book a place  Thursday 8 December  10am-1pm
 

If you are unable to attend a booked slot, you must cancel your appointment a minimum of 24 hours beforehand via Eventbrite or by emailing sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk. You may lose booking rights to future sessions if you do not cancel your slot in plenty of time.

Sessions may be cancelled if there is not enough interest. In this case, those who have booked will be warned at least 24 hours in advance.  

Due to insufficient demand, Sutton Bonington Dr Bike will now take place when there are enough people to run a session. Email sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk to register your interest.

The Sutton Bonington location for Dr Bike from September 2022 will be outside the Hive cafe in the Barn. 

From October, the first session of each month will alternate between David Ross Sports Centre and a new location on the Portland Terrace. This is the covered area at the top of the steps at the back of the Portland Building. 

Other locations

If you would be interested in a Dr Bike session at another campus other than those listed, please get in touch with us. If there is sufficient demand we may be able to organise a vist.

Further information

  • Please be aware that drop-in sessions may be busy and you may be required to wait to have you bike looked at. Consider arriving slightly later in the day if you only have limited time available.

  • To get the latest Dr. Bike dates straight to your inbox each month, sign up to the Sustainable Nottingham newsletter.

  • Please note that if your bike requires a significant amount of work or is in a very bad state of repair, it may be rejected by the bike mechanic, who will advise on further work needed at a local bike shop.

  • Nottingham Bikeworks are a not-for-profit community enterprise which works with an increasing number of community groups, schools and other local organisations delivering a range of projects and courses that use bikes and cycling to develop practical skills and build confidence.

  • If you have any further questions, email sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk

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Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Email: sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk