Active travel

We want to help staff and students travel to the University actively for all or part of your journey. Whether you’re thinking about walking, running or cycling you’ll find information and advice to help to get on your way.

Facilities on campus

There are toilets in all buildings on campus and changing rooms and showers are opening on a building-by-building basis. Read about the University’s re-opening buildings updates to find out when facilities are opening. For now, it’s worth considering how you will freshen up if you need to. Showers at The Edge are free before midday for our staff and students; after this time non-members will pay a fee of £1. You must present your staff or student card to gain access.
Cycling facilities on campus include open and closed bike stands, bike repair stands and track pumps. We strongly recommend using a D-lock when securing your bike on campus to keep it safe. Learn more about cycle safety and security.

Route planning

Here are some handy links to help you plan the best route to campus:

    • We recommended using Google maps to search for walkable route directions as it provides information on the distance, time and elevation and you can easily add stops to your journey.
    • Leeds City Council have suggested walking routes in Leeds.
    • To plan your own cycle route try the Cycle City Connect Journey Planner.
    • The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has just introduced the new Leeds Core Bus Network. The network is made up of 18 bus lines that run every 15 minutes. With their new colour-coded bus lines, maps, and improved information at bus stops, it has never been easier to travel in Leeds! For more information, please see updates to the Leeds Core Bus Network

If you know of any other route planning tools that include more information about travel accessibility such as cycle lanes, pedestrianised routes, restrictive barriers/bollards, step-free access, public toilets and changing facilities, please share them with us by emailing:

Discounts on equipment

We have partnered up with local running shop Yorkshire Runner to offer 15% off in store and online, plus free gait analysis. To gain the discount, simply show your University ID card in store or use the code ‘club15’ online.

More discounts will be coming soon, so make sure you check back!

Getting a bike

Bike Hub

We are pleased to confirm that the Bike Hub is open for bike maintenance support. Please be aware that there will be no physical access into the Bike Hub and all exchanges will occur at the entrance. We will be operating on a pre-booked appointment basis and offering extended hours.

Summer Opening hours

  • Tuesday – 9.30am to 3pm

Visit the Bike Hub to book an appointment or for more information. For any queries relating to bike returns or access to secure cycle storage on campus, please email the Bike Hub:

Bike maintenance

To learn more about cycle maintenance we’ve compiled a selection of videos to help you give it a go yourself. You’ll also find more information regarding the arrangement for maintenance at the Bike Hub. If you have found a good cycle maintenance resource that you would like to share, please email:

If you want more advice about commuting by bike check out our list of links and resources about cycle safety and security.

If you have any questions or need specific travel advice, please email:  using the subject ‘Travel advice’.

Adult Bike Training

Fancy the idea of biking but haven’t tried it before? Or perhaps it’s been a while and you’d like to improve your skills and gain more confidence on the wheels? City Connect is offering free, socially distanced adult cycling classes with a qualified instructor.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our work on active travel is linked to most of the SDGs.

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.