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Cycling Campaign - UniCycle

UniCycle is a cycling campaign for students at Durham University to help raise awarenss for cyclists 'to be seen and be safe' and also having fun whilst cycling. Working in partnership with Cycling UK, Durham County Council, Recyke Y'Bike, Durham Constabulary, Breeze and Living Streets, UniCycle offers bike freebies and events for all university students.

As part of the campagin there will be a FREE UniCycle Celebration event for students on Thursday 23 November 2017 at St. Mary's College, which will include stalls, freebies, free bike Security marking. Students will be encouraged to bling their bikes and win a prize. The event will end with a 3 mile night bike ride.

Students also have opportunity to get to know their City by taking part in several guided walks, including a ghost walk.

Full details of all the FREE events are set out below. If you wish to help out with any of the bike rides in October and November details are available.

Thursday 23 November 2017, St. Mary's College
15.00 Stalls, freebies, bike security marking, demonstrations and information
16.20 Prize giving for best night-blinged walker and best night-blinged bike
16.25 Walk from St. Mary's College to join the Durham Ghost Walk at Prebends Bridge
16.30 Guided Night Ride commences.

Recyke Y'Bike - Bikes and Freebies

Breeze Ride

FREE at your Durham Recycke Y’Bike store

Shop open Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 - 17.00

o Bike lock and lights when you buy a bike*^
o Goodie bag for first 100 customers who buy a bike*
o Security marking and advice – Friday 27 October and Friday 1 December 12.00 - 13.00
with Durham Constabulary
o Bike safety check (worth £10)*^
* with Durham Campus ID card from Wednesday 4 October 2017 ^ subject to availability

Saturday 28 October 14.00 - 16.00

FREE women only 9 mile guided ride.

Meet Students' Union (Dunelm House).

For more information and to book your place (limited spaces) visit

Cycling UK - Explore Bike Rides

Delivered by national charity Cycling UK who help everyone on bikes, whether you are new to cycling, ride regularly or want to get back into it. With over 130 years’ experience we are passionate about helping more people enjoy the benefits of cycling.

A series of FREE guided rides, at a gentle pace, to help you find your way around Durham and the best cycling routes to take. Booking essential. Bring your own safe working bike. For more information and to book your place contact Andrew Thorp phone 07831 863770 or email

Thursday 12 October: 4 miles, 12.00 – 13.00. Meet bike stands, opposite Departmet of Geography.

Tuesday 24 October: 3 miles, 13.00 – 14.00. Meet Maiden Castle Sports Centre, main entrance.

Saturday 4 November: 9 miles, 12.00 – 14.00. Meet St. Giles Studios, Gilesgate.

Thursday 23 November: Night Ride 3 miles, 16.30. Meet St. Mary’s College, main entrance.

Living Streets - FREE Guided Walks

Get to know your City – Thursday 2 November 2017, 15.30 – 16.30. Meet in the Market Place.

Durham City History Walk – Thursday 9 November 2017, 16.30 – 17.30. Led by David Shotton. Meet in the Market Place.

Durham Ghost Walk – Thursday 23 November 2017, 16.45 – 18.00. Led by David Shotton. Meet Prebends Bridge (West side of the bridge off Quarryheads Lane)