Cycling

Man from Cycle Confident is fixing bicycle outside Goulston Street reception with a colleague.

Cycle parking

Cycle parking spaces are available in the following locations:

BuildingLocationDescription
Tower Building Next to reception 20 cycle hoops
Tower Building Back of Highbury Canteen Covered cycle shelter access via gate 8 (10 spaces)
Tower By TSG-01 leading to Highbury Canteen. Closest reception - The Rocket 10 lockers for folding bicycles
Graduate Centre Next to Graduate Centre entrance 10 cycle hoops
Learning Centre/Science Centre Carpark between Science Centre and Learning Centre Covered semi vertical cycle shelter with 20 spaces, request access from Science Centre reception
Learning Centre Outside the building 16 cycle hoops
Goulston Street/Old Castle Street Between Goulston Street and Old Castle Street Covered cycle shelter with 10 spaces, access via Goulston Street, request access from reception, 
Goulston Street/Old Castle Street Between Goulston Street and Old Castle Street 28 lockers for folding bicycles
Goulston Street Outside the building 2 Bike Hangars (10 spaces)
Goulston Street Outside the building, on east side of street outside the library windows 4 cyclestands are installed on east side of street
outside the library windows, parallel to kerb
Calcutta House Old Castle Street, east side of street south of Pomell Way 3 cycle stands on east side of street south of Pommell Way, in line with trees/existing cycle stands
Calcutta House Old Castle Street 9 onsite cycle hoops next to Calcutta House and Calcutta House Annex
Calcutta House

Old Castle Street, west side of street adjacent to Calcutta House

3 cycle stands on west side of street adjacent to Calcutta House, parallel to kerb, immediately north of existing cycle stands

If you are cycling to the City campus, you can also search available parking spaces on City of London bike parking map.

If you are using Santander bikes, you can find your nearest Docking station to Old Castle Street and Goulston Street.

Stolen bikes are an ever-increasing problem, not only in London but around the world. The rapidly expanding Stolen Ride resource section aims to provide you with top tips covering bicycle security, cycle insurance, cycle parking and how to recover stolen bikes.

In addition to resources available, we offer security marking for your bike during Dr Bike maintenance sessions every month.

Everyone who studies in the borough of Islington and Tower Hamlets can get a free cycle skills training sessions.

You can also find more information about the latest cycling guidance related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Promotional e-posters on Cycle training  and Commuter Cycle Skills Offer for employees  are available to download.

At our Dr Bike sessions, experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike, including the wheels, brakes, gears, tyre pressure, lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end of the session, your bike will feel loved and cared for. Please maintain social distancing rules and always wear a face-covering when attending our sessions.

2 August and 15 September, Holloway campus, outside the Tower Building reception, 12-2pm
17 August and 22 September - Aldgate campus, outside the Annex Building, 12-2pm
 
We offer free security marking for your bike during Dr Bike maintenance sessions every month, please ask our mechanic for more details.
 

Cycling discounts

NUS offer various cycling discounts between 10% - 20%.

Finsbury Cycles offer a 10% discount on accessories and 5% discount on bikes for students.

There are various cycle applications everyone can try for free such as:

We often have cycle maps available to take away during our events. Otherwise, simply order your area map from the Transport for London website at any time!

We have lockers for folding bicycles at Holloway campus and at Aldgate campus.

You can get the keys for various location lockers in a few easy steps:

Aldgate campus lockers:

  1. Log in to our e-shop
  2. Make a refundable deposit of £10
  3. Bring the receipt and staff ID to room CMG-60, Aldgate campus and collect the locker key. 

Holloway campus lockers:

  1. Log in to our e-shop
  2. Make a refundable deposit of £10
  3. Bring the receipt and student/staff ID to Tower Building reception and collect locker key. 
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