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With Oxford being a recognised
"Cycling city", Oxford Brookes University actively encourages staff
and students to cycle to the University. Below you will find some of the offers
and facilities available for current and potential cyclists.
The Cyclist Forum is a great way to get in touch with other Brookes cyclists and is our first point of contact on all cycling-related matters. If you would like to be added to the Cyclist Forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
cycle parking facilities and bike racks can be found at across all of our Campuses and
Halls of Residences.
is also a secure cycle parking facility located outside the John Henry Brookes
Building on the Headington Campus. This is accessed via your Oxford BROOKES
University Staff or Student ID card and offered on first come, first
served basis. If the secure parking facility is at full capacity, please use
one of the other nearby cycle parking facilities or bike racks.
Some Halls of Residences and campuses may have single bike storage bins that can be hired for up to a year. Bike bins are limited, requiring a £20 deposit and are issued on a first come, first served basis. In the first instance, availability inquiries should be raised with the applicable Halls/ Campus reception.
The Bike Doctor offers an
on-campus, while-you-wait maintenance and repair service. Labour is free - you
only need to pay for parts. The Bike Dr visits all Oxford-based campuses
throughout the year, check the Transport
Events Calendar to see when he is next on campus.
Bike Dr Locations:
Gipsy Lane - Outside the Sports Centre.
Harcourt Hill - By the bike racks
behind the bus stop.
Wheatley - College Close Junction (left-hand
Marston Road - car park behind Main Lecture
is not necessary, but can be arranged by emailing email@example.com to book
your bike in. Please be sure to include the time and date that you wish to
book and as many details about your bike as you can (e.g. make/model, nature of
work to be done).
addition, we recommend inflating your tyres every 3-4 days and cleaning your
chain twice a year to remove build-ups of dirt and reduce the risk of damage.
sure to lock your bicycle securely and always use a good quality lock (a good
steel type if possible). Security Services can offer bike marking sessions and
may have bike locks available to purchase. Security Services can be contacted
on 01865 483060.
We recommend registering your
bicycle with Bike Register and Thames Valley Police also encourage you to
register with Immobilise.
accordance with the University's Travel Plan, showers for cyclists (and
walkers) are available at all of our Oxford sites. Shower locations below.
and H229c (Accessed from "G" Block) and R119)
Clerici Shower room on Headington campus has a number of lockers available.
these are aimed at students and staff who cycle, run, walk or take another
‘active’ approach when travelling to campus. There are two types of locker
available: day-use and individual use.
1-15, these can be used on a daily first come, first served basis. All
belongings must be cleared, and the key left in the locker, by 21:30 each
evening. Anything left in these lockers after this time will be removed by
students and staff can use their university email address to apply for the exclusive rental of an individual use
locker. Lockers rental costs £20 and lasts for a period of up to 365 days.
Please note an addition, refundable deposit of £50 will be required. Deposit is
to cover the replacement of locks in the event of a lost locker key.
Click here to apply
and view the rental terms and conditions. Transport services will contact you
regarding your application and the offer of an individual use locker.
income from rental fees will be utilised to further expand bike security
campaigns, such as the National Cycling Database 'BikeRegister'.
city has multiple dockless hire bike schemes in operation. These are accessible
for everyone by downloading the appropriate app, registering on the site and
then the bike will unlock automatically. The schemes are managed by different
companies so please visit the applicable website for the specific dockless bike
you want to use to check their terms and conditions before use.
BROOKES University has agreed with the relevant dockless bike companies that
bikes will have a designated drop off/ collection point for the Headington
campus. This drop off/ collection point is located just outside Headington
Sports, next to the AstroTurf pitches. Signage in the area directs users where
the drop off/ collection area is and we ask that anyone using a dockless bike
scheme, deposits the bike in this agreed area.
you have any questions or queries, or come across a bike causing an
obstruction, please contact the relevant dockless bike company below.
Obike - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ofo Bike - email@example.com
MoBike - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pony Bike - email@example.com
Donkey Republic - firstname.lastname@example.org
If your bicycle is stolen
Report a theft to Thames Valley Police non-emergency line on
Your bike travels free on most trains. Please see below for details on each train company
Great Western Railway (from Oxford Station)
– You must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance on
0345 7000 125
or at the time of booking.
Chiltern Trains (from Oxford Parkway Station)
– Restrictions on taking cycles during peak times, please visit
for further details.
Cross Country Trains (from Oxford Station)
– Advised to make a cycle reservation on
0844 811 0124. You also make a reservation on Twitter (@crosscountryuk) or through
Oxford Bus Company
- Bikes are only allowed on the express coach services, NOT local buses. You must box your bike on the Airline services to Gatwick and Heathrow Airport. Your bike will be taken on the X90 (London to Oxford) if there is room
– Bikes are only allowed on the X5 Oxford to Cambridge coach, NOT local buses.
42 Pembroke Street (City Centre)
07551 711 746
150 Cowley Road
205 Cowley Road
128-130 Cowley Road
28-32 St Michael's Street (City Centre)
Now offering all partnership business and group employees the opportunity to a
sign up to our in store loyalty card to replace your basic standard discount. All that’s required is your work ID or staff card and your email address. This will then give you enhanced discounts at Bike Zone and our sister shop Summertown cycles.
125 Magdalen Road
78 Walton Street
63 Botley Road
200 Banbury Road