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Cycling

Cycling is a good way to help you keep fit and can be quicker than travelling by car in congested conditions. It is on the increase with more people cycling to and from the campus and we aim to make it as easy as possible to get here by bike.

Cycle Parking

There are over 1,400 cycle parking spaces both on the main campus and at the residences. We are always looking at new opportunities to improve parking so we will be putting in more Sheffield stands, lockers and secure stores.

It is important to keep your bike secure, South Yorkshire Police offer advice on how to store your bike and what types of lock to use.

Click here for a map of cycle parking

Cycle Hut and emergency maintenance

The Cycle Hut provides free bike checks and at-cost servicing and repairs for staff and students. It is funded through the University Transport Policy with services provided by ReCycle Bikes. Click here to visit Cycle Hut on Facebook.

There are also eight cycle repair kits located around campus so you can freely access the tools you need to fix your bike. Click here for more information.

University Cycle Forum

The University Cycle Forum was set up to enable cyclists to give feedback and input into future priorities. It is represented on the Sheffield City Council's Cycle Forum, helps to organise group rides and can offer additional advice on cycling.

Finding your way

The University works with Sheffield City Council to improve routes and signage for cyclists and we have produced the university cycle map. You can get a copy from EFM Help Desk, the Students' Union and many Porters Lodges. Alternatively email the Travel Planner who will send you one.

ReCycle!

Bike sale: We hold a popular student bike sale twice a year with ReCycle Bikes.

Donate: Do have a bike in your shed or garage that you don’t use? Our partners ReCycle Bikes take old bikes, recondition them and sell them to students.

Pool bike

We have a folding pool bike for members of staff to get around campus. The pool bike was the start of a cycling revolution which has improved things for the Commercial Services team. Inspired? If you want to try the pool bike yourself, contact d.hardwick@sheffield.ac.uk.

Cycle repair kitCycle repair kits on campus

EFM has made cycle repair kits available across campus. The comprehensive sets include lots of useful tools to get you back on the road, whether you’re on a mountain or a road bike. Just get in touch with the kit’s custodian in one of the eight following locations:

The kit is designed for cyclists to make emergency repairs. It contains a puncture repair kit; two Philips and two flat screwdrivers; a freewheel remover; a small screwdriver (for derailleur adjustment; a 8/10mm open-ended wrench; a chain whip; 30/32 and 36/40 wrench; cone wrenches (13/15+14/16); a crankarm extractor; a spoke adjustor; an allen key set; an adjustable bottom bracket tool; 15/16 and 15/17 pedal wrench; a cartridge bottom bracket tool; an adjustable wrench (0-21mm); a chain rivet extractor; a 8mm hex key wrench (for crank arm removal); three tire levers; 6/8/9/10 mm hexagonal wrench; and a hand pump.

Please contact Eric Bohun if you have any further questions (0114 222 9105/e.bohun@sheffield.ac.uk)

Joining Cycling UK

Cycling UK works to encourage more people to take up cycling, to make cycling safer and more enjoyable, and to provide cyclists with the support and resources they need. Its activities vary from road safety promotion to the provision of organised cycling holidays.

The University of Sheffield has a group membership of Cycling UK, which means staff and students are eligible for reduced membership rates: Staff can get reduced rate affiliate membership for £24 p/a (full membership is £45); Students can get reduced rate full membership for £21.50 p/a.

Benefits of full membership include:

  • Indemnity insurance cover
  • Access to local cycling group rides (click here to see groups in Sheffield)
  • Six issues of Cycle magazine
  • Discounts at Halfords, Cotswold, Outdoor and reduced tickets for cycle shows
  • Free professional legal advice re cycling accidents
  • A weekly newsletter with the latest cycling news and access to special cycle theft/travel insurance
  • ... and more (including free cycle clips)

Affiliate members don’t receive the legal advice or the Cycle magazine. Affiliate membership can be purchased using the University’s group membership number 90128659.

Contact Eric Bohun for more information