Getting around Bristol by bike is cheaper, quicker and easier, whatever type of student you are. Cycling rates have doubled in the last decade, let’s double that again!
Click here for more information including useful links and the best cycle routes to campus for Frenchay, Glenside and Bower Ashton.
The Bike Loan Scheme is an initiative which aims to keep you active and also helps you to reduce your impact on the planet. With the scheme, you hire a bike to use for the year, which must be returned to The Students’ Union at the end of each academic year.
The bike loan includes a D lock to keep your bike secured and a set of lights to make sure you are safe and visible on the roads.
We are so pleased to announce that as part of our cost of living support for students we are now offering the bikes for FREE, whereas they used to cost £70 a year. So you will just need to pay the £50 deposit before collecting the bike which is a refundable amount. There are 86 bikes available, five of which are available for short term use (up to two weeks) from the Centre for Sport.
We would also recommend buying a helmet and high visibility clothing to keep safe while cycling.
The bike loan scheme is now full and will recommence in 2024/25.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest, and we'll get in touch if a bike become available in the meantime.
There are two styles of bike available, in different sizes, so that you can choose the right style and size for you.
Stokes Croft - Unisex frame, black
Small (17") - suitable for someone approx. 5'2" to 5'6" (158cm to 168cm)
Medium (19") - suitable for someone approx. 5'5" to 5'10" (165cm to 178cm)
Large (21.5") - suitable for someone approx. 5'8" to 6'1" (173cm to 185cm)
Park Street - Step-through frame, black
Medium (17.5") only - suitable for someone approximately 5' (152cm) upwards