Queen's Campus Bicycle User Group
Interested in cycling? Why not join the Queen's Campus Bicycle User Group - or just borrow a bike!
The main aims of the Group are:
To encourage more staff and students to cycle to the Campus instead of travelling by car.
To promote the benefits of cycling.
To improve the facilities for cyclists at the Campus.
If you would like to join please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen's Campus has some fantastic cycling friendly facilities:
Ample, secure, covered cycle storage. For just a £10 refundable deposit.
Showers are located in the Sports Centre and on the ground floor of B wing in the Holliday Building.
Bikes are available for both staff and students to hire. To hire a bike per term the cost is just £5 (£15 for the year) plus a £20 deposit. All bikes are supplied with helmet, lights and a lock.
Supplies of kit to help keep you on the road if you have a puncture, need some oil, emergency lights, a tool kit and a track pump (located at Ebsworth Security).
Cycling offers so much: it keeps you fit, it is fast, cheap, reliable and good for the environment! It is a really efficient and effective way to travel.
Why use an exercise bike that is bolted to the floor when getting on your bike is one of the easiest ways to keep fit? It is a lot cheaper than gym membership and so much more useful.
Did You Know?
On average, cyclists live two years longer than non-cyclists.
Regular cyclists are as fit as an average person 10 years younger.
Cyclists breathe in less pollution from traffic than car drivers.
Cycling firms the thighs and bottom and can even help tone the stomach muscles.
Cycling raises your metabolic rate, helping you to keep weight off.
So why not liberate your bike and burn some calories! It is a great form of aerobics but unlike gym classes it actually gets you from A to B!
Want to hire a bike?
There is a large number of bikes that can be loaned out to staff and students at Queen's Campus. Different options are available to suit your needs. We work with The Hub in Stockton to get you on the road. If you want to hire a bike, come to Central Administration in the 'A' corridor of Holliday Building.
Need some help with bike maintenance?
Bike maintenance help is available at:
There are also a number of bike maintenance sessions, which are taking place at the HUB, see the link below for further information
- BikeMaintenenceSessions.pdf (last modified: 25 November 2010)
Good advice on basic bike maintenance can be found at: http://www.pbkblog.com/?p=13606
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