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Cycling

We offer a wide range of facilities to help and encourage staff to cycle. These include:

Campus facilities

 

Cycle Storage Facilities 

 
AreaHoopsLockableTotal storage
Beaumont Park  6   12
Bede Halls 10   20
Bede Island 34   68
Car share area 8   16
Clephan Building Cycle Store (front)   12  24
Clephan Building (rear) 25   50
Edith Murphy Building 10   20
Estates Services Building 2   4
Food Village 4   8
Gateway (IOCT) 8   16
Gateway (Student Services) 13   26
Hawthorn Building  8   8
Heritage House Building 6

 

 

10
Hugh Aston Building   14  28
John Whitehead Building 10 10  40
Library  8   16
Main Car Park   40  78
Main Car Park (overflow)   10

20

Mill Lane Car Park

4

 

 

6

Mill Lane (Grange Lane end)

3

  6

Mill Lane (opposite Campus Centre)

3

  6

Mill Lane (Studios)

2

  4

Mill Lane (Grasmere Street End)

  6
New Wharf Halls   20  40

Newarke Close

5   10

Riverside Cafe

4   8

Queens Building Courtyard

10   20
QEII Leisure Centre 10

28

48

Vijay Patel Building

(Arts Tower North Entrance)

7

 

 

14

Vijay Patel Basement Cycle Store

 

128

(64 for staff) 

128

(64 for staff)

Totals 203 262

760

Keys are required for:

  1. The two cycle sheds within the Main Car Park
  2. The cycle shed in the John Whitehead Building car park
  3. The hoops outside the Hawthorn Building
  4. The cycle boxes outside the QEII Leisure Centre
  5. The Hugh Aston Building cycle sheds

Keys for (1), (2) and (5) require a £5 returnable deposit to be made to the cashier's desk in  Gateway House; the presented receipt should then be taken to the Estates Services Building Reception. Different keys are required for each shed.

Keys for the railings behind the Hawthorn Building (3) can be acquired from the Estates Services Building Reception.

Users of QEII Leisure Centre can pick up keys for the cycle boxes (4) from the QEII reception.

Swipe card access is required for:

  1. Clephan Building Cycle Store
  2. Vijay Patel Basement Cycle Store

To gain access to these facilities please email Sustainability stating which store(s) you would like access to. Access will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis.

DMU accepts no responsibility for any damage or theft to personal property whilst using the campus cycle storage facilities.

 

Shower and Changing Facilities

A number of shower and changing facilities are available for staff to use. These can be found in:

Campus Centre: Available for staff to use between 7.30 - 8.40am, Monday to Friday. A keycode is required for access, please contact Sustainability.

Hawthorn Building 0.28*: Available for staff to use between 7.30am - 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Heritage House 00.03 & 00.04: Available for staff to use between 7.30am - 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (closed for cleaning between 10 - 11am).

Hugh Aston Building*: Available for staff to use between 7.30am - 9pm, Monday to Friday (closed for cleaning between 10 - 11am and 2 - 3pm).

PACE Building*: Available for staff to use between 8 - 8.40am, Monday to Friday.  

Vijay Patel 0.04 & 0.68: Available for staff and students to use during building opening hours. 

*Swipe card access is required for these facilities. Please contact Security to get your access card updated.

Lockers

A limited number of lockers are available for staff who actively commute to DMU (walk, cycle or run). For more information about the lockers available, and how to access them, please contact Sustainability.

 

Support for Cyclists

DMU offers a wide range of support for staff who cycle to the university, including:

Cycle equipment

Staff cyclists are able to loan a set of lights and a high quality (Sold Secure Gold rated) D-lock from DMU, free of charge. Staff may also be able to receive a free high-vis vest, while stocks last. 

Puncture repair support

Free inner tubes and puncture repair kits are available to support staff cyclists who receive a puncture on their commute. Cycle repair stations and pumps are located in the Vijay Patel Basement Cycle Store and in the cycle shed in the main car park.

Dr Bike Maintenance sessions

Staff cyclists can take advantage of free bike maintenance sessions on campus. The next sessions will take place on:

Wednesday 25 April, 11am - 3pm

Thursday 17 May, 11am - 3pm

Thursday 14 June, 11am - 3pm

Booking is essential. For availability, and to book, please click the relevant date above. Sessions will take place in the basement of the Vijay Patel building. 

Cycle2Work and Cycle Plus

Staff looking to purchase a bike could save money by purchasing through the Cycle2Work and Cycle Plus tax-free bike scheme. The next window for applications will open on Monday 16 April and close on Sunday 29 April.

Cycle journey planning

For cycle journey planning log onto the free website www.cyclestreets.net.

For details of Park and Cycle facilites at local Park and Ride sites, please see here.

 

If you would like any more information about the support DMU offers to cyclists, please contact Sustainability.

 

Tips for keeping your bike safe on campus

  • Use the campus cycle storage facilities, some of which are lockable. If you're leaving campus then take your bike with you - don't leave bikes parked on campus overnight.
  • Never leave your bike unlocked; even for a few minutes.
  • Lock your bike in a busy, well-lit area covered by CCTV and use a good quality cycle lock (such as a Sold Secure Gold rated lock). DMU staff can loan a good quality D-lock from DMU, free of charge, by emailing Sustainability.
  • Learn how to lock your bike correctly. Ensure that you fill as much of the lock shackle as possible, don't just lock the top tube to the stand.
  • Keep a record of your bike's make, model and frame number and take advantage of free security marking promotions on campus.
  • Remember that no cycle facility is 100% thief-proof; make sure your cycle is insured against theft whilst on campus. Some home contents insurance policies may be adapted to include bikes.
  • Please report any suspicious behaviour around the cycle facilities to security and do not let anyone into the cycle sheds unless you are sure they should be in there.

 

DMU Bicycle User Group

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with new cycling initiatives, have your say on developments for cyclists at DMU, or get involved with cycling discussions then why not join the DMU BuG? Email your interest to Sustainability to be added to the mailing list.

 

For further information on cycling and cycle storage facilities in Leicester please click here

 

Cycle maintenance videos

Watch videos of clear step-by-step instructions on some of the most common maintenance needs of commuting cyclists.

Cycle2Work & Cycleplus Schemes

Learn more about the scheme at DMU here.

For detailed information, FAQs or to join one of our salary-sacrifice tax-free cycle initiatives please visit www.salary-plus.co.uk/dmu.

 
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