Cycling 2023-24 Programme
We are providing a number of events, sessions and workshops to increase accessiblity to cycling through inclusive sessions, maintenance workshops and confidence training. Please see our list of events below for more information.
£1 Inclusive Cycling Sessions
This session at Sportspark is available for any student, we have a huge variety of bikes available for you to try, whether it is to see how accessible cycling can be or to grow your confidence in a safe environment. Tickets are £1 per session, which is subsidised by UEA Sport.
- Sunday 5th November 12-1pm
- Sunday 3rd December 12-1pm
- Sunday 4th February 12-1pm
- Sunday 3rd March 12-1pm
Workshops & confidence training
Available sessions will be added here soon.
FREE Bike Hire
We will be offering free short-term hire of our single-speed bikes, helmets and lights will also be provided. Updates to follow on this page and on our Instagram channel.
Cycle Repair & Essentials
When it comes to fixing your bike and keeping you on the road (or cycle path), we have a cycle maintenance workshop right here on campus. The ‘Dr Bike’ repair centre is run by the Norwich Bicycle Repair Co-operative Ltd, a not-for-profit business that aims to promote cycling in an affordable and accessible way – recommending only necessary repairs with many services free of charge.
Dr Bike, on campus, stocks a selection of refurbished and guaranteed bikes for sale on site and also has a wide range of cycling equipment to buy including lights, locks, pumps and repair kits.
Visit the Norwich Bicycle Repair Co-operative Ltd website for more information.
They also offer:
Free minor adjustments
Free to use cycle pump
Please donate your unwanted cycles to Dr Bike, on campus, for refurbishment and recycling.
CyclingStreets UK wide Journey Planner
With Beryl Bays placed throughout the city, you’ll always find a bike nearby whether you want to cycle to work, meet up with friends or get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery. How Beryl Bikes work – Download the app and unlock a bike. Enjoy the ride, then park in a Beryl Bay or in a considerate location of your choice. More information about the scheme can be found here.
The Cycle to Work scheme allows employees who want to start cycling to work to borrow up to £1000 to buy a bike and cycling safety equipment. Eligible employees simply choose the bike and safety gear they need from one of our local partners suppliers and then UEA will purchase that package and hire it back to you for a period of 12 months.
The money you pay will come directly out of your salary, before tax and national insurance are calculated thereby saving you money.
At the end of 12 months UEA will offer to sell the cycle and associated equipment to you at an agreed rate.
The scheme is part of a government-backed system introduced under the Green Transport Plan. For full information including terms & conditions visit UEA’s Staff benefits page, found here.
Ride with confidence
Cycling in traffic needn’t be scary especially when you know some basic bike safety. Follow these top bike safety tips and you’ll be breezing along in no time.