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Cycling

The University is keen to promote cycling at both Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton. 

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.


Bicycle Hire 

If you are a student at Queen's Campus, Stockton, bicycles can be hired on a termly or yearly basis. For more information visit the Queen's Campus Bicycle User Group.

If you are based in Durham, bikes can be hired from Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SW, telephone: 03000 268 488. Click here to access a list of FAQs relating to hiring bikes from Freeman's Quay.