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Student cycling

Many people cycle to DMU regularly, but a large number of them are failing to secure their bikes in the safest manner.

Here are some tips for keeping your bike secure:

  • Use the campus cycle facilities, some of these are lockable and many are covered by CCTV to increase security.
  • Use a decent cycle lock; generally the more expensive the better. We have found that many cheaper cable locks are not fit for purpose and are too easily cut. Good D-locks appear to perform better but you do get what you pay for.
  • Search the internet for advice on good locks; look in particular for the Sold Secure rating.
  • Whilst stocks are available, Students can get a free D-lock by registering a bike with Security. Download and complete a registration form here and take it to Security with your bicycle and student i/d card
  • Learn how to lock your bike; ensure that you fill as much of the lock shackle as possible, don’t just lock the top-tube to the stand.
  • Remember that no cycle facility is 100% thief-proof; make sure your cycle is insured against theft whilst on campus.

Please report any suspicious behaviour around the cycle facilities to Security

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

DMU students can also receive 10% off all products from local bike shop Julies Cycles, including bikes and accessories (offer excludes labour for repairs and products already discounted). 

Campus student cycle facilities

Our facilities are regularly updated, but at the time of writing the positions of stands at DMU are as follows:

 
AreaHoops Sheds/lock-ups Total Storage 
Beaumont Park 

4

 

8

Bede Halls

10

 

20

Bede Island (FoT)

34

 

68 

Car share area 

8

 

16 

Clephan Building (front) 

 

        12

24 

Clephan Building (rear) 

25

 

50 

Edith Murphy Building 

10 

 

20 

Estates Services Building

2

 

4

Gateway (IOCT) 

 

16 

Gateway House (Student Services) 

13 

 

26 

Hawthorn

8

 

8

Heritage House

6

 

10

John Whitehead     10

 

20

Library 

 

16 

MIll Lane Car Park

     4

 

       6

MIll Lane Studios

    10

14

New Wharf 

20 

 

40 

Queens Courtyard 

10 

 

20 

QEII Leisure Centre

    10

    28

     48

Vijay Patel Entrance

5

 

10

Wellesley House

     5

 

     10

Totals 

202

50 

454

Keys are required for:

  1. The boxes at the Leisure Centre.
  2. The Cycle Safes in between the Art Factory and Mill Lane Studios.
  3. The Clephan Cycle Store.

Users of the Leisure Centre can pick up keys from the reception area. Keys for the Mill Lane Studios Cycle Safes are available from the DSU reception on a first-come-first-served basis: a deposit is required. 

Users of the Clephan Cycle Store need to get their DMU ID cards programmed by the Security Department in the Estates Services Building.

DMU aims to support cyclists on campus as best we can. Facilities such as free inner tubes and puncture repair kits are all available to assist users. Please email Sustainability for details.  

Showers for student cyclists

Hugh Aston Building - free for a limited number of students from 7.30am-9pm Monday to Friday (closed for cleaning between 10-11am). Access using your student ID card, contact Sustainability to check availability..

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 De Montfort, 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. 

Cycle maintenance videos

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

 
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