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Bike Hire New for September 2021

A range of quality bikes can be hired from our new Bike Hub located in Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre. As well as bike hire, you will be able to collect keys to cycle storage facilities, borrow equipment, buy locks, get your bike Security Marked with Bike Register for free and get maintenance advice and minor repairs at one of our regular Dr Bike events.

Here at UCLan we love cycling and offer free cycle training and free bike maintenance to keep you and your bike safely on the road. More details coming soon.

Free Bike Maintenance

Get your bike serviced for FREE with Bike Works.

Bike Works, our qualified bike mechanic visits UCLan regularly and offers free bike checks, maintenance, repairs and advice. Simply drop your bike off in the morning and collect it later.

BIKE WORKS Sessions: - We'll update this page with the specific dates as soon as we're back on Campus. All sessions are from 10am - 3pm in the Students' Union Pop-up Shop - Please drop your bike before 1pm.

Cycle Storage Facilities

UCLan has a range of cycle storage facilities across campus including cycle compounds and equipment lockers, which are free to use as well as individual bike lockers where a small rental fee applies.

Click here to view the Campus Map for cycle facility locations.

Cycle Compounds

Greenbank/Maudland Cycle Compound

For access to Maudland or Greenbank Cycle Compound you will need to register for access. Just visit the Security Lodge in Harrington Building with your UCLan ID card.

*Please note that at peak times the Security team may not be able to add swipe access instantly and you may be required to leave your ID card with them for a few hours.

Roeburn Halls Cycle Compound

If you would like to store your bike in Roeburn Cycle Compound please email  for a key (a £10 key deposit applies).

Velo-safe Bike Lockers

Bike lockers are situated at the following buildings: Vernon, Media Factory, Maudland, Brook, Greenbank, Harrington, Ironworks, Edward and the Library. These lockers can be hired for £50 per year or £30 for 2 semesters and a £50 deposit is also required.

Bike Lock Scheme

The University has a bike lock scheme to keep bikes safer by providing an affordable, quality lock. The scheme enables all current UCLan staff and student cyclists to access good quality ‘Gold Sold Secure’ D-locks by Master Lock for only £18.50 (RRP £40).

Locks can be purchased from The <i> in the Library.

Abandoned Bikes

A large number of bicycles are parked on campus either in cycle compounds, at bicycle stands and at various locations throughout the University.

The purpose of the Abandoned Bike Procedure is to reduce the number of abandoned bicycles and thefts across the University estate. This will create space for regular users to secure their bicycles and deter thieves.

We work in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary to deliver a consistent and integrated approach to identify, tag, remove and recycle abandoned/unsecured bicycles. Download or view our Abandoned or Insecure Bike Procedure here.

Unsecured/Insufficiently Secured Bikes

Bicycles which are found by UCLan Staff/Lancashire Constabulary to be unsecured or insufficiently secured will be locked with a secure D Lock and tagged in order to deter thieves/vandals, if the bike is not claimed within 28 days it will be removed by FM Waste and Recycling Services and put into storage for a further 28 days. During this period, if the owner wishes to reclaim their bike they should contact. The Sustainable Travel Coordinator (x2052) or out of hours UCLan Security (x2068) can be contacted to unlock the bike.

Shower Facilities

Showers are available for cyclists, the latest shower location list is available in excel format.


Cycle Events

Love to Ride is an online platform designed to get more people on bikes and riding more often: Love to Ride is fun and fully accessible to all – it doesn’t matter if you already ride every day or haven’t been on a bike in years - there’s something for everyone. We hold competitions and challenges throughout the year. There are four easy steps to take part:
• Register it's FREE
• Log your rides- for fun, with the kids, indoors or your commute, however you get those miles!
• Invite friends and colleagues
• Win Great Prizes, from bikes to cycling gear!
Sign up for the March challenge at


Contact: for access to secure cycle facilities or for information on anything cycle related.