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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. If you are interested in the cycling routes available around Oxford, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a cycling map.
Bike racks can be found at all of our sites and Halls of Residences.
Some Halls of Residence and Campuses have Bike Bins, that can be hired for up to a year. A £20 deposit is required and this is refunded upon return of the key, so long as the lock, key and bin are in good condition. Bike bins are limited and issued on a first-come first-serve basis. In the first instance, availability inquiries should be raised with the applicable Halls/ Campus reception.
There is a secure parking facility located outside the John Henry Brookes Building on Gipsy Lane. This is accessed via your Oxford BROOKES University Staff or Student ID card. There is no charge for using this facility but space within the facility is extremely limited.
Our Bike Dr service allows you to get your bike serviced and repaired for free (though you will have to pay for any replacement parts). The Bike Dr makes regular visits to all Oxford-based campuses throughout the year. Check the Transport Events Calendar to see when he is next available and email email@example.com to book your bike in.
Gipsy Lane - Outside the Sports Centre.
Harcourt Hill - By the bike racks behind the bus stop.
Wheatley - College Close Junction (left-hand side).
Marston Road - car park behind Main Lecture Theatre.
In 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.
Make sure to lock your bicycle securely. Always use a good quality lock and a good steel type if possible.
We recommend registering your bicycle with Bike Register and Thames Valley Police also encourage you to register with Immobilise.
In accordance with the University's Travel Plan, showers for cyclists (and walkers) are available at all of our Oxford sites.
H229b and H229c (Accessed from "G" Block) and R119)
Within the Clerici Shower room on Headington Campus, there are Active travel lockers are available for rent. Please contact Transport services with any enquiries.
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
Oxford city has multiple dockless bike schemes in operation that 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 and all have different application and usage processes, for example charge rates & loan times etc. Please visit the applicable website for the specific dockless bike you want to use to check their terms and conditions before use.
Some dockless bikes schemes have pre-set drop-off points, whilst others allow users to deposit bikes almost anywhere (within certain guidelines).
For the dockless bikes that can be deposited almost anywhere, Oxford BROOKES University has agreed with the relevant companies that dockless bikes will have a designated drop off/ collection point on 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.
If you have any questions or queries, or come across a bike causing an obstruction, please contact the relevant dockless bike company below.
Obike - email@example.com
Ofo Bike - firstname.lastname@example.org
MoBike - email@example.com
Pony Bike - firstname.lastname@example.org
Donkey Republic - email@example.com
If your bicycle is stolen
Report a theft to Thames Valley Police non-emergency line on 101.
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 http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/travelling-your-bike-0 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 facebook.com/Crosscountrytrains
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
Stagecoach Oxford – Bikes are only allowed on the X5 Oxford to Cambridge coach, NOT local buses.
42 Pembroke Street (City Centre) 07551 711 746 - http://bsbcoop.org/
150 Cowley Road 01865 424444 - http://cycloanalysts.com/
205 Cowley Road 01865 246615 - http://www.beelinebicycles.co.uk/
128-130 Cowley Road 01865 728262 - http://www.cycleking.co.uk/
28-32 St Michael's Street (City Centre) 01865 728877 - http://www.bike-zone.co.uk/
Now offering all partnership business and group employees the opportunity to a FREE 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 01865 243937 - https://www.electricbikesales.co.uk/oxfordstore
78 Walton Street 01865 311610 - http://www.spoke.co.uk
63 Botley Road 01865 723100 - http://warlands-cycles.co.uk/
200 Banbury Road 01865 316885 - http://summertowncycles.co.uk/
Iffley Road 01865 247040 - http://regtaylorcycles.co.uk/