The University has space for over 900 cycles on campus. There are various cycle compounds located on campus for the use of staff and students. The compounds are secure through Salto, staff and students can access them by updating their ID card at one of the main buildings, which will give them the permissions to gain entry into the compounds. If you have any trouble either email or visit the security desk in the Minerva building.

Showers are also available for staff members to use when they reach campus.

You can view top tips from Lincolnshire Police on Bike Safety here(opens in a new tab).

Bicycle and electric cycle / vehicle users are expected to obey the relevant Campus speed limits and show consideration for other vehicles and pedestrians.

University Cycle Hire

There are two cycle hire options on campus for both staff and students.

Cyclin – located at the Sports Centre offers long term hire options. To sign up for the scheme, please contact the Sports Centre Reception – or ring 01522 886688

SU Cycle Hire – located at the Student Union building, this scheme offers both short and long term hire options. To find out more information visit: Lincoln SU website

For both schemes, the following bikes are available: Female Mountain  Bike, Male Mountain Bike, Male Road Hybrid, Female Road Hybrid.

City Hirebikes

Hirebike is a bike and e-bike rental scheme in Lincoln. Bikes are now available to rent from 26 locations around the city, including one outside the Minerva building and a second close to The Enterprise building. You are able to check the availability of bikes in different locations via a free app or online through the: Hirebike Location Map

University of Lincoln Students

You can either purchase an annual licence or opt for the pay-as-you-go option which allows individuals to register for the scheme free. To read more about the new pricing structure, visit

Buy a Bike

The Cycle2Work scheme is a great Government tax break created to help employees acquire a bike and safety accessories for cycling to work.

As an employee of the University of Lincoln you are able to participate in the Cycle2Work scheme. It’s really simple to join and you could save up to 42% on a brand new bike and safety accessories as you don’t have to pay any tax or National Insurance.

The University can purchase a brand new bike and safety accessories on your behalf up to the value of £2500 tax free. This will then be paid directly from your salary over the period of either 12 months if the loan is up to £1000 or 24 months if it is between £1000 and £2500– part of a salary sacrifice scheme. After the 12/24 months the ownership of the bike and any accessories will be transferred by the university to you.

To find out more information, please click the link below which will direct you to the dedicated Cycle2work page by the Rewards and Benefits team.

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