Why Cycle?

Cycling is better for you than driving or getting public transport. It can help you lose weight, reduce stress and improve fitness. Cycling into University is an easy way to include exercise in your daily life. 

Health benefits:

  • An 80kg person will burn more than 650 calories riding a bike for an hour


  • Wearing a helmet is important
  • Remember to obey traffic lights and road signals
  • Don’t ride on the pavement unless a sign says you can
  • Use lights and reflectors so you are clearly visible
  • Don’t use headphones or a mobile while cycling

Bicycle Users Group (BUG)

bikeBUG includes University staff and studenta who travel by bike. The group aims to improve facilities around campus, providing an up-to-date website of important information for cyclists and coordinating various cycling events.

To added to the BUG mailing list, please contact sustainable.campus@ncl.ac.uk with the subject "Join BUG".

Dr Bike

Dr Bike provide free bicycle health checks, basic maintenance works and 'bike prescriptions' for more complex repairs. Please note that any advanced repairs and additional parts required will not be part of the free service. Prescriptions for complex repairs will need to be taken to your local bike shop. The Dr Bike service is available to all University staff and students when you show your smartcard. Dates of upcoming sessions can be found here. Any queries should be directed to sustainable.campus@ncl.ac.uk.

Cycle to Work

http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/images/Cyclescheme-logo.JPGCyclescheme was introduced by the Government and works with the University to hire bikes and safety equipment for employee use. The University purchases the equipment and leases it out to the employee over 12 months. As payments are taken from gross salary, the employee makes savings of 30.4-52% on the purchase amount.

To find out more information please visit the HR Cycle Scheme Page.

Cycle security

Make sure to use a D-lock to secure your bike and consider getting your bike frame security marked. Further guidance can be found on the Estate Support Service Security website pages.

Where to park your bike

Find out where to park your bike on campus (PDF 5657KB).

Cyclist’s Charter

You can sign up to the Charter to help promote responsible cycling and in order to receive future information and offers.

Cyclists at Newcastle University will:

  • Cycle in a responsible manner and give priority to pedestrians
  • Warn pedestrians of their presence
  • Not park bikes on disabled access routes
  • Use designated cycle parking facilities
  • Adhere to road signs and markings and obey the Highway Code
  • Secure bikes when they are to be left unattended (even for a short while)
  • Report loss/damage to cycles to the University's Security Team on 0191 208 6817
  • Wear helmets and protective clothing
  • Use lights and wear bright colours in the hours of darkness

Sign up here http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=1437