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 25 hybrid bikes available for hire at the start of the autumn term, and a handful in January. Hire currently costs £70 for the year or £50 per term, with a repairs deposit of £100 for maintenance work at the end of hire. Hirers are strongly encouraged to insure their bike while it is in their care.

If you are interested in hiring a bike please contact the sustainable travel officer on 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.

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

There are also two folding Brompton bikes available for a two-week loan. 

Book a bike or find out more by emailing the sustainable travel officer on sustainabletravel@contacts.bham.ac.uk (copy and paste email if link doesn't work in your browser), stating your height and when you would like borrow the bike.

Folding Bikes for University Departments

We are lucky to have a large green campus, but it does mean factoring in time to travel to meetings.

The university has two Brompton bikes for departments to trial for free. Departmental staff can use the bikes to reduce time spent crossing campus.

These Bromptons are foldable so can be brought inside and stored safely when not in use. 

As ever, please ask a departmental manager to get in touch if your department would like to trial the bikes.


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