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 09:00 and 13:00.

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)

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. Please visit the Student Union reception for more information.

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

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

Borrow a bike

UWE Bristol Sport Loan Bikes - if you want to give cycling a try before you buy a bike you can borrow one of our Bristol Bicycles from the Centre for Sport reception. The loan period is up to two weeks and is completely free. Just bring your staff or student ID card to Centre for Sport reception on a Thursday or weekend and you can borrow a bike complete with lights and a lock.

YoBike - YoBike is a Bristol bike-share with no docking stations. Download the app to find your nearest bike and start cycling from £1 per trip.

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