Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answer to the questions we often get asked here

Where can I get a second-hand bike?

The University organises a sale of re-conditioned second-hand bikes at the start of every academic year. Keep an eye on your email for announcements or check in at the Cycle Hut on Facebook for details. 

Re-cycle, based at Heeley Development Trust, Heeley. Phone
0114 2500613.
Remar: Office 160 Matilda Street, Tlf. 44-114-2730443
Classfied Ads in the Star.
The Peak Park Cycle Hire centres sell off re-conditioned hire bikes at the end of the season.

Various second-hand shops around the city. 

Where can I rent a bike in Sheffield?

Russell's Bike Shed has bike hire, including e-bikes, at Sheffield Station.

Some other providers in the Sheffield area:-

Bike & Go is located at Rotherham Station, with the bikes stored in the Car Park.

Wortley Cottage Guest House, S35 7DB operates a cycle hire business.

The Peak Park authority operates cycle hire in the Peak District – Fairholmes and Parsley Hey as does the Old Station at Hassop. Cycle hire is also available at Rother Valley Country Park and Clumber Park.

Where can I get a lock near the University?

Bike Rehab is the nearest bike shop to the University.

Where can I get a puncture repair kit?

The Union shop sells puncture repair kits (but not tyre levers or spanners)

Where is the nearest bike shop to the University?

The Cycle Hut is our on-site cycle repair facility

Bike Rehab is the nearest bike repair shop to the University

Bike Rehab specialise in service and repair, with an emphasis on fast efficient turnaround and customer service. Also on offer is a secure bicycle parking facility, spare parts and a home collection and delivery service. Bike Rehab is based in the City Centre, on Wellington St. Five minutes from the town centre and University.
0114 4388506
100 Wellington St, S1 4HX.

List of all the bike shops in Sheffield.

I have had an accident on my bicycle and require legal advice

The Cycle Forum cannot offer legal advice.

We recommend Howells solicitors. Many of their staff are cyclists and have an intimate knowledge of the problems cyclists face. You can contact Peter Mahy or any of the staff there and they can take your case on a no win no fee basis. See the link on the right for more details.

Where can I get insurance?

Endsleigh have a bike insurance policy tailored to students.

If you join the CTC you automatically get 3rd party insurance and can upgrade if you wish - see

Alternatively, if you are a student and reside at your parents house outside term time ask your parents to take out specific cycle cover on their household policy. Get your parents to ring up and take out cycle cover on their home insurance, specifying the value of your bikes. If they add cycle cover it will incur an administrative fee and may add around £30 in total to the annual bill to insure bikes up to £1300. Specific cycle cover can be very expensive!

Do I need lights?

The short answer is yes, if you cycle in the dark you do. You can purchase very small lights that will clip on to parts of your bike that are relatively inexpensive and can be quickly removed when not in use. (they will be stolen if you leave them on an unattended bike, even a locked one)

Make yourself as visible as possible. When cycling in the dark we recommend you wear a Hi-Vis vest or a jacket with reflector strips. The vests are often available free via your local council.

For more information check out these pages at CTC.

I'm worried about my bike getting stolen - what can I do?

Use the new cycle hub located on the University concourse.

Watch out for people behaving suspiciously near cycle parking and report them to Security. 

Get a good lock - spend at least 10% of the value of the bike.

The Police run regular bike registration sessions on campus - ask at the Cycle Hut or check on - Assists cyclists in finding their nearest police run bike registration event.

My Bike has Been Stolen! What should I do?

(i) Report it to Security: 0114 2224444

(ii) Report it to the Police on 101 (The number for all non-urgent police matters)

(iii) See if you can find it on one of these websites

Find That Bike ( - Grabs bike adverts from Gumtree, eBay and PreLoved from across the UK and puts them all in one place, you can setup email alerts for specific searches which proves very useful when looking for a stolen bike.

Stolen Bikes UK ( - Allows you to log your stolen bike for free and assists you by spreading the word on social media.

(iv) You did have insurance didn't you? Make a claim!

I'm looking for a club to go out riding with.

Check out the list of Bike Clubs here.