We have put together a handy guide on everything you need to know about cycling while at UEA, from buying, repairs to routes, we have the support for you to explore the area on wheels!


We have put together a handy guide on everything you need to know about cycling while at UEA, from buying, repairs to routes, we have the support for you to explore the area on wheels!

Cycle Repair

When it comes to fixing your bike and keeping you on the road (or 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. Please note, due to the current government restrictions the Dr Bike repair centre will be closed from January 11 2021 until further notice.

Cycling Essentials

Dr Bikes, 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 advice
Free oil
Free minor adjustments
Free to use cycle pump

Unwanted Cycles

Please donate your unwanted cycles to Dr Bike, on campus, for refurbishment and recycling.

CyclingStreets UK wide Journey Planner

CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists. For more information please visit here.
Pushing ahead cycling routes around Norwich route can be access here.

Beryl Bikes

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.

Pushing ahead bike loan scheme

The Cycle Loan Scheme gives you access to a FREE bike for up to 4 weeks. Yep, we did say FREE!

It comes complete with a lock, light, helmet and child seat (if you need one), all for just a £50 deposit. We also have a limited number of electric bikes available for a £100 deposit.

For more information please visit 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 Finance pages for staff, 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.

Fix your bike

The Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme allows members of the public to receive a voucher worth up to £50 towards the cost of repairing a bicycle. The voucher scheme has been hugely popular and all vouchers in the first and second releases have now been allocated. Further vouchers will be released when we are confident people will be able to get their bikes fixed at a wide range of retailers without significant waiting times. We anticipate the next release to follow more quickly than the last.