Cyclist riding along the canal


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 about the staff cycling benefits on offer on the Flexible Benefits Intranet pages.

Bike Hire

Secure your bike now from just £50 per term.

*The Bike Hire scheme is available to Lancaster University students only.

Bike Hire

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?

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Student maintaining a bike at the Dr Bike workshop

Dr Bike; Keeping you on track

You'll find Dr 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 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 cyclists via our Cycling Teams Group.

View and download a handy map of Lancaster and Bailrigg Campus to find cycle routes, parking and shower facilities.

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 like-minded 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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Free parking in over 80 locations

Following recent additions, 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.

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

Cycle Parking and Security

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Shower, changing, drying and locker facilities

The locations and room numbers of showering and changing facilities are available on the Campus Cycling Map. Disinfectant and disposable cloths are provided for the user to wipe down the shower afterwards. The facilities are also cleaned daily.

Colleges and some departmental areas have storage lockers which can be used by cyclists.

Bike Repair Stations

A bike repair stand is located in Library Avenue by the external staircase next to the Library Building.

A further bike repair stand is located adjacent to InfoLab21 by the cycle parking at the west side of the building.

The repair stands have a tyre pump with pressure gauge, a variety of basic bike maintenance tools and a stand to secure your bike frame to whilst you undertake that essential maintenance.

Useful Information

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