Hire a Bike

Investing in a bike can be costly if you only want to try out cycling, or inconvenient if you are at the university for a finite period. With that in mind, we offer students termly or yearly bike hire, and loan bikes to staff on a short term basis so they can give commuting on two wheels a go. 

Student Bike Hire

Students can hire a bike for a term or the full academic year through this popular scheme.

There are commuter bikes available for hire at the start of the autumn term, and a handful in January. Hire currently costs £110 for the year or £70 per term (including a waiver fee to protect against loss, theft, and damage), with a repairs deposit of £100 for maintenance work at the end of hire.

If you are interested in hiring a bike please contact sustainabletravel@contacts.bham.ac.uk stating your height and chosen hire period (term or academic year).

Staff Bike Loan

University staff can borrow a bike for FREE to try out cycling to work. The initial loan is for four weeks, and is the perfect way to see if the Cycle-to-Work scheme is for you.

Commuter bikes kitted out with mudguards, pannier racks, locks and lights are available.

There are also two folding Brompton bikes and two e-bikes available. Please note that a deposit is required before loaning the e-bikes.

Please fill in this form to join the waiting list.


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