We want to help staff and students travel to the University actively. So whether you’re thinking about walking, running or cycling you’ll find advice and help to get you started below.

Active Travel Facilities on Campus

  • Toilets will be open within buildings on campus, however changing rooms and showers are opening on a building-by-building basis. As soon as information on which facilities are open is confirmed, it will be available to view on the commuting to campus webpage.  It is therefore worth considering how you will freshen up if you need to.
  • Cycling facilities located on campus include; open and closed bike stands, bike repair stands and track pumps. Take a look at our campus map for locations. We strongly recommend using a D-lock when securing your bike on campus to keep it safe.

Route Planners

For some help planning the best route to campus try some of the links below.

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 contact us via email: sustainability@leeds.ac.uk.

Discounts on equipment

To help encourage staff and students to get active on their commute, we have partnered up with local running retailer Yorkshire Runner.  They are offering 15% off in store and online, plus free gait analysis. To gain the discount 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

The University Staff Cycle to work scheme is open and details can found on the University Human Resources website.
From September 2020, the scheme limit will be increased to £3000 to enable access to a wider range of electric and accessible bikes.

The Bike Hub is currently closed until building re-opening procedures enable it to be opened. Services such as bike hire and maintenance advice for staff and students will resume in a phased manner as soon as possible and your patience during this time is appreciated. Updates on the re-opening will be available on the Bike Hub webpage.

Bike Maintenance
A selection of cycle maintenance videos can be found on our Bike Hub Webpage. If you have any specific questions then get in touch with us: bikehub@leeds.ac.uk 

The government’s Fix your Bike Voucher scheme is now open (starting on the 28 July at 11:45pm). If you are currently in England and have a used bike in need of repairs, you are eligible to apply for a £50 voucher from the Energy Saving Trust‘s website.

If you have found a good cycle maintenance resource that you would like to share, please let us know!

Commuting by bike support links:


If you have any questions or require specific travel advice that is not covered on these pages then contact us via email at sustainability@leeds.ac.uk using the subject ‘Travel advice’.

For general travel advice on commuting to campus, see the commuting to campus webpage. This contains general travel principles and local travel information updated in line with Government and local guidelines.