Cyclist riding along the canal

Cycling

The number of people who commute to campus by bicycle is increasing year-on-year and it's easy to see why. With picturesque views along the cycle paths, free cycle parking and many more benefits, around 500 staff and more than 1000 students enjoy cycling to campus as their main mode of travel.

Staff can find out more about the range of travel flexible benefits on offer on the Flexible Benefits Intranet pages.

Student maintaining a bike at the Dr. Bike workshop

Dr. Bike; Keeping you on track

You'll find Doctor Bike maintenance and repair services in Alexandra Square every Thursday in term-time. Endorsed by Green Lancaster, the University's partnership with the Students' Union for student engagement, there's a range of cycle accessories such as D-locks to Sold Secure Silver rating, lights, helmets, pumps and gloves for sale and expert advice from fully qualified bike mechanics.

If you don't own a bike but are interested in cycling, the Big Bike Sale is held in the first two weeks of October where you can pick up a nearly new or reconditioned bike at unbeatable prices.

Dr. Bike

Cycling to campus

If you're travelling to and from campus by bike, or thinking about cycling as a healthy alternative to other travel modes, take a look at the cycling map below and join our vast community of likeminded cyclist via our cycle mail list.

Click the link to view and download a handy map of Lancaster and Bailrigg Campus to find cycle routes, parking and shower facilties in and around Lancaster.

Cycling routes map

Join our network of staff and student cycle commuters via Microsoft Teams and receive the latest updates from the University, share ideas and knowledge and speak with likeminded cyclists. Click the link to request access to the Group on Teams.

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The benefits are clear to see

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The country's best haven for cyclists

A recent independent survey named Lancaster as the country's best haven for cyclists. It was also one of the six locations in England to become a Cycling Demonstration Town as part of a national scheme in 2005.

With two signed cycle routes between campus and the city centre, both with traffic-free sections, the journey takes just 20 minutes from the city centre - why travel any other way?

Cycle path Singnage.
bikes parked under cover at Frness Quad using standard cycle stands.

Free parking in over 80 locations

Following further additions in 2021, there are over 1500 dedicated bicycle parking spaces, across more than 80 locations on campus. Most cycle shelters are open access. Secure shelters are generally managed by the department or college in which they are located and can be accessed by contacting your College Manager or Departmental Officer.

Cycle Parking and Security

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Useful Information

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