The University is keen to promote cycling at both Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton.
Dr Bike Session (free maintenance bike check)
03.05.13 - UPDATE: THE DR BIKE CLINIC WILL TAKE PLACE ON LOWER MOUNTJOY/SCIENCE SITE NEAR THE LIBRARY
A Dr Bike session will take place on Friday 3rd May 2013 from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm on the Mountjoy Site.
If you would like a free maintenance/service check of your bicycle, why not drop in to the Dr Bike event, which is being run by Recyke y'bike. Experts will be on hand to check over your bike and undertake some general maintenance and give you advice if there is anything further required.
The session will take place on the Mountjoy/Science Site, near the Library next to the long row of bike shelters (next to South Road). If the weather does not allow for the session to be undertaken outdoors, this event will take place in Howlands Hall, Ustinov College (same times apply).
All are welcome to attend.
Other information for cyclists
Bicycle User Groups have been established at both Durham and Stockton and more information about cycling in these areas, including details about bike hire, organised cycle rides, bicycle shops and much more can be found by visiting their web sites.
We encourage staff and students to cycle to work / study at the University whether using their own bikes or hiring a bicycle. However, please note there is an abandoned bicycle policy which gives Security Personnel the authority to remove any bikes left standing for longer than 21 days. Please make sure you advise Security should you wish to leave your bike at the University during vacation periods.
Bicycle repair kits are available at both Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton at the following locations:
- Science Site Security Office, Durham (near the car barrier)
- Palace Green Security Office, Durham
- Ebsworth Building Security Office, Queen's Campus, Stockton
If you are a member of staff and wish to purchase a bike why not visit cycle+ to find out about the salary sacrifice scheme.
As part of the University's benefits+ scheme staff can gain discounts on accessories and servicing at selected bicycle shops in Durham and Stockton. For more information is available on the Human Resources benefits+ website.
Regular events are organised throughout the year and will be promoted on events pages for both staff and students by each Bicycle Users Group. Look out for National Bike Week in June. For more information, please visit Bike Week.
Members of staff and students who still use their bikes in the winter months may also find these Winter Cycling Tips beneficial.