Student cycling

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

Campus facilities

 

Cycle Storage Facilities

 
AreaHoops LockableTotal Storage 
Beaumont Park 

6

 

12

Bede Halls

10

 

20

Bede Island (FoT)

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

 

8

Gateway (IOCT) 

 

16

Gateway House

(Student Services) 

13 

 

26

Hawthorn Building

8

 

8

Heritage House

6

 

10

John Whitehead Building 10

 

20

Kimberlin Library 

8

 

16

Mill Lane Car Park

4

 

6

Mill Lane (Grange Lane end)

3

 

6

Mill Lane (opp. Campus Centre)

3

 

6

Mill Lane Studios

2

10

14

Mill Lane (Grasmere Street end)

3

 

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

(Arts Tower North Entrance)

7

 

14

Vijay Patel Basement Cycle Store

     

 128

(64 for students)

128

(64 for students)

Totals 

203

198

624

Keys are required for:

  1. The storage behind the railings outside the Hawthorn Building
  2. The cycle boxes at the QEII Leisure Centre.
  3. The Cycle Safes in between the Art Factory and Mill Lane Studios.

Keys for the railings behind the Hawthorn Building (1) can be acquired from the Estates Services Building reception.

Users of the QEII Leisure Centre can pick up keys for the cycle boxes (2) from the QEII reception.

Keys for the Mill Lane Studios Cycle Safes (3) are available from the DSU reception on a first-come-first-served basis. A deposit is required. 

Swipe card access is required for:

  1. Clephan 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 facilities.

 

Shower and Changing Facilities

A limited number of showers and changing facilities are available on campus for students to use:

Hugh Aston Building: Available for a limited number of students to use between 7.30am - 9pm, Monday to Friday (closed for cleaning between 10-11am). Swipe card access is required. Please contact Sustainability to check availability.

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

 

Support for Cyclists

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

Free D-Locks

Students who register their bike with Security, in the Estates Services Building, may be able to receive a free, good quality, D-Lock.

Puncture repair support

Free inner tubes and puncture repair kits are available to support those who receive a puncture on their journey to DMU. A cycle repair station and pump can also be found in the Vijay Patel Basement Cycle Store.

Cycle journey planner

Cycle maps and a journey planner tool can be found on the Choose How You Move website.

For details of the Park and Cycle facilities at local Park and Ride sites, please click here.

Discounts

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

 

For further information about the support DMU provides for cyclists, please contact Sustainability.

Keeping your bicycle safe on campus

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 top tips for keeping your bike secure:

  • 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). Whilst stocks last, 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 ID card.
  • 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 locked cycle stores unless you are sure they are meant to be 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 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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