Man in central Bristol with bicycle leaning on bench

Travelling by bicycle

Cycling is a great option for getting to the University. If you want to keep updated on what we are doing to encourage cycling at UWE Bristol and join the conversation then sign-up to the Bike User Group (BUG) by emailing Travel plan at

UWE Bristol has benefited enormously from the recent investment in largely traffic free cycle routes that criss-cross the city.

Facilities for cyclists

See the Frenchay Campus area map for locations of cycle parking, lockers, showers and drying areas. Showers and bike parks are also available at Glenside Campus and City Campus at Bower Ashton. There are continuing plans to improve and increase the number of cycling facilities at all campuses.

If you have comments and suggestions please contact us by emailing

Bike maintenance

Dr Bike offer free bike check-ups every Tuesday in term time between 10:00 and 14:00.

This service is available at Frenchay, Bower Ashton and Glenside on various dates and no booking is required.

Dates and locations for Dr Bike (PDF)

On Frenchay Campus Taylored Cycles offer cycle maintenance at reasonable prices every Tuesday in term time from outside P and Q block (by the Cycle Station).

Emergency repair kits can be found at various locations including the Octagon, Glenside Reception, Bower Ashton Info Point and the first floor of Northavon House. There are also public bike pumps and tool stations across the three main campuses.

Where to get a bike

You can take advantage of the student cycle loan scheme. You can borrow a bike for the academic year for just £50 (£40 from January). Reserve your bike now.

Staff can take advantage of discounted tax-free cycles from Cycle Solutions through the HR department (login required).

The Brompton Bike Hire discount

UWE Bristol staff and students can register at the Brompton Bike Hire website. They will need to use the discount code NBSC to get 50% off the frequent membership fee (cost is £10 instead of £20). Bikes then cost from £2.50 per day to hire. Bikes are located at Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads Stations and 40 other location around the UK.

For a list of where to buy a bike in Bristol visit the BetterByBike website.

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