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Durham University


Bicycle Parking & Storage

There are many cycle sheds, shelters and stands across the University Estate, placed outside/adjacent our buildings where you are able to securely lock your bike. Secure cycle sheds are located at the Lower Mountjoy Teaching and Learning Centre (T&LC) and the Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building (MS&CS) on Upper Mountjoy.

Access to both secure bike sheds for staff and students is via a swipe card system using your campus ID card. All staff have access to the secure sheds and students wishing to use these sheds are asked to email for access to the T&LC shed and for access to the MS&CS shed. Once access is available (usually an overnight process) users will be advised accordingly.

Cyclists are reminded to securely lock their bikes to the sheffield stands available both within open shelters and stand alone hoops, as well and also those situated within the secure bike sheds.

Open Cycle Maps show many locations of these stands and is regularly updated.

Cyclists are remined that bicycles should not be left/fastened where they could create a hazard or danger.

Protecting Your Bike - Lock it Securely!

Although Durham is a safe City, you should still take steps to protect your bike. If your bike is stolen, you should contact the police on 101 or on their loss reporting website. Follow these tips to reduce the risk of theft:

  • Always lock the frame to a solid object such as a bike stand Use different types of locks for maximum security (chain/cable lock, D-lock) which are harder to break
  • Lock both the wheels and the frame
  • Remove all your bike accessories every time you leave it unattended
  • Make a note of your serial number
  • Do not leave your bike unsecure/unattended at any time
  • Always leave your bike in a visible location

Recyke y'Bike have created a video to visually show cyclists the best way to lock your bike.

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.