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Cycle 2 Campus

Whether you're a seasoned bike enthusiast or are just getting into cycling, we've got initiatives to suit everyone at Northumbria. Learn more about Cycle 2 Campus and the services offered to our students and staff below:

Cycle Tours with Newcastle City Council

Newcastle City Council run a range of free cycle training opportunities delivered by Bikeability instructors and open to anyone who lives, studies or works in Newcastle.  Contact to find out more.

Bike Servicing 

We hold regular Dr Bike sessions (delivered by the Cycle Hub) and bike security tagging sessions across the University.

City Campus sessions take place in the Quad outside the Students’ Union from 11.00-13.00 on the following Wednesdays:

6th October 2021 2nd February 2022  27th April 2022 
13th October 2021 9th February 2022 4th May 2022
 20th October 2021 16th February 2022 11th May 2022
 27th October 2021 23rd February 2022 18th May 2022
 3rd November 2021 2nd March 2022 25th May 2022
 10th November 2021 9th March 2022 1st June 2022
 17th November 2021 16th March 2022 8th June 2022
 24th November 2021 23rd March 2022 15th June 2022
  30th March 2022  

At Coach Lane the sessions happen outside reception on a nice day, and inside reception/hub area on a rainy day. Students and staff at Coach Lane campus can arrange for Dr Bike to visit them at Coach Lane by emailing

Cycle pumps and bike maintenance kits

You can access cycle pumps in the secure staff cycle stores on campus should your tyres be a bit deflated, and bike maintenance kits can be borrowed from the Security Offices at both City and Coach Lane campuses.

Cycle Tagging

Come along to have your bike security tagged by free thanks to the University’s Security team and the local police.  You can also pick up a free cycle lock.

Our next cycle tagging events will be confirmed soon.  In the meantime, you can visit the Security Office to ask for your cycle to be tagged.

Bicycle User Email List

Keep up to date with additional events, updates and news by joining the Bicycle User email list. Email to subscribe. 

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Cycle Parking

We have over 1,000 cycle parking space at the University.  Visit the sustainable campus map to view cycle parking locations on both campuses.

We also have a number of lockable cycle stores on campus. 

The student cycle store is located near Northumberland Building and is available for use by Northumbria students only. To gain access to the store, please visit the Security Office in Trinity Building. 

Staff cycle stores have key access. To collect a key, staff should visit the Security Office in Trinity Building and show their Staff ID card.

To find where you can park your bike at a Metro or bus station please use the following link. You’ll find information about the number, type and location of cycle racks. 

Folding cycles are allowed on the Metro, further information is available on the Metro website.

Staff Cycle to Work Scheme

Members of staff can save hundreds of pounds on the cost of a new bike and accessories with the Staff Cycle to Work Scheme, plus get extra discounts in a number of local cycle shops. For full details of the Staff Cycle to Work Scheme, plus get extra discounts in a number of local cycle shops. For full details of the Staff Bike Scheme visit the intranet pages

Local Discounts

A range of additional discounts at local stores are available to all Northumbria University staff and students (excluding sale items).



Discount available 

Start Cycles 

Newcastle City Centre 

15% off bikes
10% off accessories 

Cycle Centre 


12% discount 

Cycle World 

Sunderland City Centre 

10% discount 

Giant Newcastle 


10% discount 

Low Fell Cycles 

Low Fell, Gateshead 

10% discount 

Cycle Logical 

Near Forest Hall, Newcastle

10% discount 

KB Cycles 

Newburn, Newcastle 

10% discount 

Cycle Surgery 

Metro Centre, Gateshead 

10% discount 

Buying a Bike

Looking for a lower cost bike?  You can buy second-hand bikes at Recyke y’bike in Byker   Adult bikes (fully refurbished and with a guarantee) start at around £80. The average price is £140.  They also stock some higher end bikes.

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