There are a wide range of cycle parking facilities across campus. Click the link to view your nearest Staff Secure Parking locations and get directions. Looking for other facilities search ‘Open Access Parking’ or ‘Resident Secure Parking’ to see other locations.
Staff Secure Parking
Secure cycle parking is a purpose-built, enclosed cycle parking space that is secured by a combination lock. For staff members, this combination can only be obtained via a delegated authority within a particular building.
Within each secure parking facility, there are a number of cycle parking stands available for use. These are not allocated individually so you are free to use any of them to secure your bike. We advise that your bike is locked at all times when using these facilities, using a D-Lock style bike lock as these are proven to be the most effective deterrent to thieves.
What should I do if I notice something suspicious?
Secure parking is the safest way to secure your bike whilst on campus but it is important that you remain vigilant around campus and report anything you might suspect.
If you see anything suspicious or have been approached by anyone for the access code to these facilities, please report it immediately to the Security Lodge, who will then adopt the appropriate measures and inform the police.
Call the Security Lodge on 01524 594541 and report anything suspicious as soon as possible.
If you are in immediate danger, you should call 999 directly and report the incident to the police. A member of the Security Team may then make contact with you afterwards to discuss the incident if required.
Finding my Staff Secure Parking
Instructions for how to access secure cycle parking facilities specific to each location Accordion
To access the cycle parking faciltiies to the rear of the Engineering Building please contact your Departmental Officer, who will be able to arrange access for you. The parking here is restricted to staff from any building.
Nearby buildings include; LUMS, Science and Technology, Engineering, Fylde and Pendle Colleges.
To access the cycle parking faciltiies to the rear of the Security Lodge please contact the Security Lodge, who will be able to arrange access for you. The parking here is restricted to staff from any building.
Access to the cycle parking at the Maintenance Workshops is restricted to Maintenance staff. Please speak to your line manager to arrange access.
There are two secure cycle parking facilities at the InfoLab. One in the Underpass and one to the West of the building.
To access either of these cycle stores, please contact your Departmental Officer who will be able to arrange access to your chosen Secure Parking facility.
Things you need to know
Click on each of the boxes below to read all the relevant information when using the Secure Parking for Staff.
Additional information accordion Accordion
Is there a cost for using these facilities?
The use of these facilities is completely free of charge. Facilities that are designated 'Staff Secure Parking' are available to all staff in addition to the Open Access Cycle parking around campus.
Do I still need to lock my bike when using the Secure Parkling?
Yes. Your bike is your responsibility, even when using these facilities. Lots of students may have access to the secure parking at any one time and as such it is important that you secure your bike adequately to the cycle parking stands provided.
We recommend using a D-style lock to secure your bike as these are proven to be the most effective deterrent to thieves.
If you see something suspicious or feel your bike has been tampered with in any way, you should report it to the Security lodge immediately by calling 01524 594541.
- Can I share the access code with other staff members?
Can I store a friend’s bike if I do not own one myself?
No. The University does not accept liability for any bikes stored within the facilities. You must register your bike when you first gain access. This will become a useful record to the police should your bike be stolen.
Where can I cycle on campus?
There are certain areas of campus where cycling is not permitted. As a general rule, please stick to the perimeter road and the adjacent Avenues and then dismount, walking your bike to your desired parking facility if necessary. Take a look at the campus cycling map for cycle routes between the City and Campus.
Can I get my bike security tagged
Yes. There are security tagging services offered in Alexandra Square at the start of term and the police regularly set up marking events to provide cycle security advice and offer security marking and registration onto BikeRegister's online database.
Registering your bike helps police and retailers identify and verify the legitimate owner of bikes that have been stolen or are being resold.
Where are the nearest shower facilities?
Visit MazeMap by clicking the link to see all of the shower facilities on campus.
Where can I store my bike and accessories?
If you are traveling around campus by bike, you can use any of the open access parking facilities near to your destination. If you need to store accessories, some of the nearby shower facilities offer temporary storage lockers though these lockers aren’t completely secure. We advise that you keep cycle accessories with you.