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Durham University


Bicycle Parking & Storage

There are many cycle shelters and stands across the University Estate, placed outside of buildings or in nearby cycle shelters, where you are able to securely lock your bike. Secure cycle shelters located at the Lower Mountjoy Teaching and Learning Centre and the new Mathematical Science and Computer Sciences Building.

Access to both secure bike shelters for staff and students is via a swipe card system using your campus ID card. Students wishing to use the secure shelters are asked to email for access to the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) shelter and for access to the Mathematical Science and Computer Sciences (MS&CS) shelter. Once access is available (usually an overnight process) students will be advised. Users of the bike shelters and all stands, are reminded to secure their bikes to the Sheffield stands available and also those situated within the secure bike shelters.

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

Cyclists are remined that bicycles should not be parked 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.