The University of Leeds is now a GOLD accredited Bike Friendly Business!

Having achieved a silver award under the Bike Friendly Business accreditation in 2016, we are delighted to have now been upgraded to GOLD award following a recent re-appraisal of our facilities and initiatives on campus to promote cycling.

The University of Leeds has also been successful in gaining grant support from City Connect to extend our staff ‘Try-Cycling’ scheme fleet of electric bikes which enables more staff to try an electric bike for a one-off 1 month trial, for only £10! (£100 deposit is required in accordance with the Bike Hire Agreement). For more information on all of the Bike Hire options available at The Bike Hub please click here.

Claire Booth, Sustainability Project Officer for University of Leeds, says:

“We are delighted to have reached gold standard accreditation in recognition of our ongoing work to promote cycling to our students and staff as a sustainable travel option. We continue to invest in the range of bike friendly measures at the University such as The Bike Hub which offers cycle hire, maintenance and advice. We are really excited to extend our electric bike fleet thanks to grant support from CityConnect.”

Click below for WYCA’s Press Release “West Yorkshire businesses continuing the legacy of Tour de Yorkshire” (Friday 11 May 2018)

Press Release Friday 11 May 2018 

For more information about the scheme, please see: https://cyclecityconnect.co.uk/get-active/working-with-business/

 

Travelling on two wheels is another healthy, fast and cheap way to get around Leeds and on campus we have lots of facilities on hand for people cycling to the university including secure parking, showers, bike hire and maintenance facilities.

Please click here to find out where your closest cycle facilities are on campus (this map is due to be updated shortly).

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Want to cycle but not got access to your own bike? No problem! You can hire a bike at a really low cost from  the campus Bike Hub which at the end of the EC Stoner and Roger Stevens building.

Along with bike hire, the hub run self-help maintenance drop-in sessions with a comprehensive range of tools available to use, along with cycle training with safety and route advice for students and staff.

To find out more about the Bike Hub and the range of great services on offer please click here and for information about the loan bikes that are available click here.  If you have any questions, you can also give the team a call on 0113 343 9179 they are always happy to help!

 

Interested in getting involved? Whether you are completely new to cycling or are a seasoned bike mechanic, the Hub team are always looking for new volunteer recruits to help them out. It’s a great way to meet new people and learn some new skills!

Please contact transport@leeds.ac.uk/ or 0113 343 9179 to find out more about the opportunities available.

 

CYCLING OPTIONS: 
Members of the University community have access to two Bike Hire options at The Bike Hub:

3-MONTH BIKE LOAN 

We offer students and members of staff the option to hire bikes for 3 months at £22 (+£100 deposit).

Your hire period starts from the date you collect your bike from the Hub and runs for 3 months from that date. The Hub staff will notify you by email when your hire is coming to an end with instructions on what to do if you wish to re-hire or return. Easy greasy!

The terms and conditions of the hire agreement can be read here.

TRY CYCLING! BIKE LOAN

This hire option is for staff members only. You will be able to hire either a Ridgeback Speed Hybrid bike, a Brompton folding bike, or an electric bike for one month only for £10 (+£100 deposit). Please find the terms and conditions outlined in the hire agreement here.

Staff cycle to work scheme Interested in buying a brand new bike to travel to work? We operate a cycle to work scheme which enables you to save money, keep fit and avoid parking problems by hiring a brand new bicycle and safety equipment which you will own at the end of the payment term. For more information about this scheme contact: staffbenefits@leeds.ac.uk or visit the staff benefits website.
For more information about this please contact the Bike Hub to speak to one of the team on 0113 343 9179 or email transport@leeds.ac.uk.
Coming soon…Ofo is coming to Leeds! Launch date: Summer 2018 

The Ofo dockless bike hire scheme is due to launch in Leeds over Summer 2018 with a fleet of 1,000 bikes. The Leeds scheme will focus initially on the city centre, expanding into suburbs and nearby areas shortly after.

The scheme operates via the ofo smartphone app, which users download, register their details and can ride the Ofo bike anywhere in the city and lock it again within the geo-fenced zone at a charge of 50p for a 30 minute journey.

For more information, click on the links below:

https://news.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-dockless-bike-hire-scheme-to-launch-in-may/

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-dockless-bike-scheme-launch-delayed-1-9155696

Please note that the University of Leeds accepts no responsibility for the content of external websites.

 

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