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The Bike Hub

Photo of the front of the Bike Hub building on campus.

At our Bike Hub you can hire a bike, get maintenance help from our qualified mechanics and amazing volunteers, borrow tools, and get bike and cycling advice to ensure you have a great time cycling in Leeds.

The Bike Hub is entirely funded by the University, and operates on a cost neutral basis. In other words, we are not here to make money, but to help you cycle safely and enjoy it!

The Bike Hub is located on the lower level between the EC Stoner and Roger Stevens buildings. You can locate the Bike Hub using What3Words at the location bronze.deed.snake.

Opening times

The Bike Hub is usually open for bike hire and maintenance support every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12 – 4pm, with no appointment needed during opening hours.

Please note that the Bike Hub will close at 2pm on the following dates:

  • Monday 25 March
  • Monday 3 June
  • Monday 17 June

Any further changes to these opening times will be updated on this page - please check before travelling to the Bike Hub.

The Bike Hub also runs monthly 'Bike Maintenance 101' training sessions which are open to all staff and students.

Be mindful that there may be vulnerable visitors in the workshop – please do not come to the Bike Hub if you are unwell.

How do I hire a bike?

To hire a bike, simply come along to the Bike Hub during opening hours. No appointment or pre-booking is required and you can usually take a bike away on the day. At busy times you may need to wait.

Our bike hire service is in high demand at the start of the academic year. If there are no bikes available to hire we will keep your details on a waiting list. You can email us in advance to check if there are bikes available.

3-month bike hire

We offer students and members of staff the option to hire a Ridgeback Speed bike. These are 'hybrid' bikes which means they are perfectly equipped for city cycling and are able to be ridden both on the road and on tracks. They are not e-bikes, but have 21 gears and come with rear and front lights, a D-lock, and a luggage rack. Hires last for 3 months from the date of collection, and the total cost for the hire is £22 (plus £100 deposit).

Read the 'Regular' Bike Hub Terms and Conditions.

Staff 'Try Cycling' bike hire

One month bike loan designed to help you decide if cycling is for you. Staff members can hire an electric bike for £20 for one month, or a folding or hybrid bike for £10 for one month (plus £100 deposit). Loans are non-renewable and there may be a waiting list for electric and folding bikes.

Read the 'Try Cycling' Bike Hub Terms and Conditions.

All hirers are required to read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the relevant bike hire agreement.

In line with University procedures, we are not able to accept cash, but we can take all debit and credit cards, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay. We are not able to hire bikes to organisations or individuals not affiliated with the University.

To return your hired bike, bring it along to the Bike Hub during opening hours before the end of your hire period.

For staff enquiries about access to secure cycle storage (locked cages) please email

Volunteering at the Bike Hub

The involvement of staff and student volunteers in supporting bike maintenance, offering cycle advice and getting involved in a variety of sustainable travel projects has been pivotal to the success and longevity of the Bike Hub.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email - we’d love to hear from you!

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.