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.
For some help planning the best route to campus try some of the links below.
- We recommended using Google maps to search for walkable route directions as it provides route options, distance, journey time and elevation information and you can easily add stops to your journey.
- For links to a range of wider suggested walking routes in Leeds, take a look at the Leeds City Council webpage and the West Yorkshire Metro webpage
- To plan your own cycle route try the Cycle City Connect Journey Planner.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
- Refresh your memory on correct road positioning through the British Cycling road positioning video.
- Take a look at Cycling UK’s top ten tips for commuting safely webpage.
- Read up on everything to do with commuting by bike from what sort of bike to get, to road safety by downloading the British cycling commuter e-book.
If you have any questions or require specific travel advice that is not covered on these pages then contact us via email at email@example.com 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.