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Durham University



Are you looking to purchase a bike?

If you are a member of staff and wish to purchase a bike why not visit the My Durham - staff benefits website to find out more details on the schemes available. As part of the University's benefits for 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.

Recyke y'bike now have premises in Durham which run by volunteers who are all cycling-enthusiasts. The shop, which is located at 25 North Road near Durham Bus Station, stocks a great selection of refurbished second-hand bikes for sale at excellent prices, as well as the following;

  • Cycling accessories and parts (both new and refurbished)
  • Cycle training
  • Bike servicing and repairs
  • Bike maintenance and mechanic training

So, if you have been thinking about buying a bike, or are interested in the services Recyke y'Bike can offer, why not pay them a visit?

Opening hours are Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone 0191 447 1770, Click here for a map showing the location of North Road.

Bicycle Hire

Bikes may be hired from Spokes of Durham located at Frederick Street South, corner of Browny Lane Meadowfield/Brandon Durham, DH7 7EN. Tel 0191 378 3753. Cost to hire a bike for the first two days is £25, reducing to £20 for day three, £15 for day four and £10 for each day thereafter.

Bikes may also be hired from Wood n Wheels based in Brandon. Prices available on their website.

Operation Spoke (Security marking for bicycles)

Members of staff and students in Durham have the opportunity to have their bikes marked up and registered through the Operation Spoke Campaign, led by Durham Constabulary in a series of events organised and delivered by Durham University Security Service, working in partnership with Durham County Council, Darlington Borough Council, Local Motion and the Safe Durham Partnership.

Future events will be posted shortly.

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 Durham City at the following locations:

  • Science Site Security Office, Durham (near the car barrier)
  • Palace Green Security Office, Durham

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.

Durham Cycling Parking Map