Facilities for Cyclists

Map of Facilities

There are 1800+ cycle parking spaces and 50+ showers across campus, which can be found with this map, produced by the university's bike user group (BUBUG).

  • The green cyclist logos designate cycle parking facilities.
  • The blue pushpins designate showers open to all staff and students.
  • The red pushpins designate showers open only to those authorised to enter that part of the building.

These facilities can also be found on the excellent campus map mobile app.

Gear Up—Campus Bike Shop

Gear Up is the campus cycle shop and repair service in Staff House Square. Recently reopened in Spring 2021, the shop will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for now.

No ordinary bike shop, Gear Up is a social enterprise run by Dan and Stuart. Expert bike mechanics, they train and mentor young people, giving them skills for life and inspiring hope one bike at a time.

Dan and Stuart's current focus is essential work to keep the UoB community cycling through the pandemic. During covid please book slot by email. Services include:

  • Free bike checks for UoB staff and students
  • Servicing, maintenance and new parts
  • Sales of bikes and accessories, including Cycle-to-Work orders
  • Self-service track pump
  • Discounted D-locks

Bicycle User Group

The university has an active bicycle user group called BUBUG.

BUBUG was formed in 1996 and since then they have been involved in lots of activities, worked constructively to promote cycling and provide a wide range of extremely helpful and supportive information on cycling.


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