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Bike hire for Darlington residents

If you are resident in Darlington and would like to give cycling a go but don't have a bike, Darlovelo have set up a bike pool aimed at encouraging relaxed cycling around town, whether for commuting, shopping or visiting friends across town.

For a small weekly charge, Darlovelo's fleet of stylish Dutch bikes are available to hire. The bikes are maintained by Darlington Cycling Campaign and Sustrans, which means hassle-free, happy cycling!

For more information visit the Beauty and the Bike website.

DBUG events

DBUG has a busy programme of events, from bike rides and maintenance sessions to meetings and film shows.  See our events list for details of what's going on.

DBUG on Twitter

You can now follow DBUG on Twitter, we are @DBUG_cyclists



These will now be held every first WEDNESDAY of the month


Meetings are informal and basically consist of chat about cycling! Venue: Calman Learning Centre cafe from 1-2pm every 1st Wednesday of the month.
Please email DBUG if you are thinking of coming along in case for some reason the meeting has to be cancelled.

Green transport boost with launch of Cycle+

University staff can now purchase a bike tax-free through the uiniversity's Cycle+ scheme, in association with Cyclescheme. For more information visit the HR website for Cycle+


University Cyclists' Sites Assessments

Interested in helping to shape the University's sites so that cycling is made safer and more convenient? If so, can you join us on forming site surveys, to identify and discuss problem areas such as access, safety and cycle storage provision? We hope to be able to present our findings to the Green Travel Plan and so contribute towards creating an environment that is safe, convenient and pleasant for cyclists (and pedestrians). For more information please email



Join the DBUG site in DUO where you'll find lots of information on cycling in Durham, as well as space to let us know what you think and put questions to fellow Durham cyclists.

To join the duo DBUG site:

First, log in to DUO with your ITS username and password

Then click on this link to access the Bicycle Users Group self-enrolment page, and click submit

We hope you find this resource useful!

Cyclists heading for Finchale Priory

DBUG cavalcade

Bike Week 2008

Bike ride to Finchale Priory

Many thanks to all who came to the Finchale Priory Bike Week ride, a nice pootle through Durham countryside, and the weather wasn't bad! Unfortunately we couldn't get to the Priory itself as it closes at 6pm, but it was an enjoyable ride nonetheless.

More photos on duo!

DBUG members at Old Durham

DBUG Lunch Hour Bike Ride

DBUG Members escape the office for an excursion to Old Durham

The weather couldn't have been more perfect on 7 May when we headed out to Old Durham on the National Cycle Network Route. This is an excellent traffic-free section, leading from Sherburn Road near the Dragonville Industrial Estate, heading down to the river Wear, and continuing right to the city centre. The views of the Cathedral and surrounding countryside are exceptional.