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're always looking at new opportunities to improve parking, so we will be putting in more Sheffield stands, lockers and secure stores.

Bike security

cycle security
Cycle security patrol

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.

Read the South Yorkshire Police guidance on storing your bike safely

Download our cycling guide (PDF, 2.73MB)

Cycle Hub

How to use our cycle hub

The Cycle Hub is accessible via Ucard (once enabled) between 7am-7pm Monday to Friday. Contact EFM Helpdesk with your name and Ucard number to get your card enabled.

If you require access outside of these hours contact EFM Helpdesk.


Whatever sustainable mode of transport you take, make sure you download the BetterPoints app. With this you can collect points each time you walk, cycle or use public transport.

Bike hire schemes and bike sales

Students and staff can pay a deposit and hire a bike per semester or for a year at the online store

Students can also purchase reconditioned bikes Reconditioned bikes are now available to buy online too

We run an eBike hire scheme for staff called Try B4U Bike. If you try one and like it you can buy one via our Cycle to Work scheme.

Further information on types of eBike (PDF, 8.63kB)

Bike hire

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 A Different Gear.

You can find the Cycle Hut on Badger Lane, just behind Engineering Heartspace. It is open every Tuesday and Thursday during term time between 8.00am and 2.00pm, and just on Tuesdays outside of term.  There isn't a booking system, just drop your bike in and collect it the same day.

You can also visit Cycle Hut on Facebook.

Cycle hut
Cycle Hut

Cycle repair kits

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:

AMRC Training Centre/Boeing

Contact Kathryn Jackson (AMRC Training) on +44 114 225 8057 or or Adam Wiles (AMRC Boeing) on

Arts Tower

Contact Eric Bohun on +44 114 222 9105 or or Darren Hardwick on +44 114 222 9056 or

English Language Teaching Centre reception

Contact +44 114 222 1780 or

Hadfield Building

Contact James Grinham on +44 114 222 7559 or

ICOSS building

Contact Professor Andrew Dickerso on or +44 114 222 3321.

Medical School Porters Lodge

Contact Mick Connolly on +44 114 222 5549 or

Sport Sheffield reception

Contact Benjamin Jennings or reception on +44 114 222 6958/

Western Bank Library

During staffed hours contact Angus Taggart on +44 114 222 7211 or and at weekends contact Del Pickup on +44 114 222 7263 or

University Cycle Forum

The University Cycle Forum (University login required) 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 and it helps to organise group rides and can offer additional advice on cycling.

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), and £21.50 for students.

Affiliate membership can be purchased using the University's group membership number, 90128659.

Contact Eric Bohun for more information

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