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Some of our services have resumed. 

Students can  hire a bike from us at Headingley Campus, £35 for 3 months and a £50 deposit. Students can also book an appointment for essential maintenance.

Further information can be found on our Eventbrite page. 

In the city we share a workshop with Leeds University and are open for hires and maintenance some weekday afternoons. Book an appointment here


At Leeds Beckett, we love cycling and want as many students as possible to feel the same way. 

Student Bike Hire

Did you know you can hire a bike to get around while you're at Leeds Beckett?

Bike hire contracts are for up to three months at a time. If you need the bike for longer you simply renew your contract online via the link we send out to you. The cost is £35 for the first hire period plus £50 deposit. If you decide to renew your contract for another three months the cost is £10 and the final three months is £5. You can usually keep your bike into the summer until we need them back for servicing in August. Masters students can keep bikes into September

Most of our bikes are 21 speed Ridgebacks and are fitted with a good quality D-lock, front and rear lights, 21 gears, puncture resistant tyres, mudguards and a pannier luggage rack. You can choose from a crossbar or a step-through frame but please be aware we have a limited supply of each type.

Where can I hire a bike from?
Simply book an appointment at the Bike Hub or BikeFix workshops and take your student ID, a valid email address and mobile phone number. You will need to complete a hire agreement and pay your hire fee and deposit via our online store or by card at either workshop.

What else do I need to know?
When you hire a bike from us you are responsible for looking after it and ensuring it is maintained and kept in good condition, our workshops are here to help you with this. We also recommend that you take out insurance against theft of the bike. You can do so through your home insurance or specialist cycle insurance.

Bike Maintenance

Our BikeFix maintenance workshop is based at Leeds Beckett Headingley Campus, located in room B07 at the back of the James Graham building. We’re open for appointments Monday and Tuesday Mornings to give you help and support in maintaining and repairing your bike. We have a range of facilities on site including bike repair stands, bicycle track pumps, basic spares, lubricants, cleaning materials and a range of tools to help you get the job done!

If you’re in the city we will have appointments soon at the Bike Hub which is a facility we share with Leeds University, where we offer the same services. Tuesday, afternoons.

There are outdoor bicycle repair stands, complete with essential tools, next to the cycle parking outside Campus Central at Headingley Campus and on the Civic Hall side of the Rose Bowl. As  Leeds University's campus has two more under the canopy at the Social Sciences Building and at the top of the ramp by the Roger Stevens building.

If all you need is a pump both of the Student hubs have track pumps behind the counters that they can loan you.

See the Cycling and Walking Guide for maps showing how to find the workshops

Plus Icon Where can I fix my own bike on campus?

Our BikeFix and Bike Hub facilities are open to both students and staff to help you get the most out of cycling and keep your bike in top condition.

Currently we are only offering booked maintenance appointments use the links at the top of this page


Headingley Campus is home to the BikeFix workshop, in Room B07 at the rear of the James Graham Building, providing a base and facilities for bike hire and servicing, bike maintenance, safety information and route advice.


  •        Three bike repair stands
  •       Bicycle track pumps
  •        Basic spares eg inner tubes, puncture repair kits, lights, locks
  •        Good range of tools
  •        Lubricants and cleaning materials
  •        Maps and information

There will be experienced members of the team, usually our qualified mechanic, available for advice and guidance.

Bike Hub

The Bike Hub is a shared facility with the University of Leeds and is only 5 minutes from the Rose Bowl, ideally situated for students and staff based at City Campus. It provides a base and facilities for bike hire issuing and servicing, bike maintenance, safety information and route advice.


  • Bike repair stands
  • Bicycle track pumps
  • Basic spares eg inner tubes, puncture repair kits, lights, locks
  • Good range of tools
  • Lubricants and cleaning materials
  • Maps and information

There will be experienced members of the team available for advice and guidance, along with a qualified bike mechanic to give you the support you need.

Plus Icon How Should I lock my bike?


  •  Lock your bike to a University cycle rack or in a University cycle cage. These racks are located all over campus. The Rose Bowl stands can be a theft hotspot Use a D-Lock nearly all thefts of bikes use cable lock which are much less secure.
  •  Invest in a good quality D-lock. Use one recommended by www.soldsecure.comThese are available for £20 from both of our workshops or can be bought via the online store and collected from Queen Square House reception.
  • Lock both wheels and the frame to the cycle stand if you can.
  • Fill the D part of a lock with as much of the cycle as possible to reduce the chance of it being smashed open.
  • Secure your lock so it does not touch the ground.
  • Remove all your bike accessories every time you leave it unattended.


  •  Leave your bike locked in a secluded location. 
  •  Let your lock lie on or near the ground as it can be smashed.
  • Leave space inside a D-lock where tools can be inserted.
  • Rely on a cable lock at the Rose Bowl it is a theft hot spot.
Plus Icon Where can I hire a bike from

We have our own student bike hire scheme. You can hire a bike for £35 for the first three months or £50 for the whole academic year (£35 for first quarter, £10 for second quarter, £5 for the third quarter and free for the final quarter - summer period).

How to Get a Bike

  • Bikes can be collected from our Bike Hub (on the University of Leeds campus but only a few minutes walk from the Rose Bowl), or BikeFix, our workshop at the back of the James Graham Building on Headingley campus.
  • You need to book an appointment
  • Take your Student ID or proof that you have registered with the University, payment, a valid email address and a mobile phone number.

Charges and Payment

A hire agreement needs to be signed and the hire fee and deposit paid on receipt of the hire bike. Hirers need to look after the bike, ensuring it is maintained in good condition.

  • Up to a full academic year: £50.00 (£35 for first quarter, £10 for second quarter, £5 for third quarter, free for the final period - summer period)
  • Up to 3 months: £35.00
  • Short term hire 1 week: £20.00 (each additional week £5.00)
  • £50.00 returnable deposit is required for all hire and payments are by cash, cheque or the online store in advance.

We recommend that insurance is taken out on the bicycle.

Contact Numbers

Bike Hub: 0113 343 9179

BikeFix: 0113 812 9350

Plus Icon What facilities are there for students cycling to uni on campus (cycle parking, showers, lockers)?

There are a range of secure parking, shower and locker facilities available to students. These interactive maps or this printable list will help identify them. Please note some facilities are staff only. If you are unsure or need help email

Plus Icon Volunteering

We are always happy to welcome volunteers to work with us in our maintenance workshops and to help promote the benefits of cycling.

What we are looking for:
We have opportunities for student volunteers to work in the Bike Hub and Bikefix helping with bike hire, maintenance and administration.

Benefits of volunteering:

An interest in cycling is just the start. You will be working with people who are passionate about cycling and sustainability. Volunteering with us will give you the chance to enhance your CV through learning about bikes and cycling and we will arrange training by approved organisations so you are competent and confident in your skills. Many volunteers manage to use quiet times in the workshop to keep their own bikes in top condition. We send out committed volunteers on accredited cycle training courses to help improve their skills.


Plus Icon How can I plan my journey by bike?

Beat the traffic and get there quicker than sitting on a bus by using the tools suggested below to plan your cycle journey.

This video shows the quietest route between the two campuses.

The West Yorkshire Online Cycle Map shows all the cycling infrastructure in the area

Cycle Streets journey planner. You can also choose from the quickest or most recreational routes.

Download our Cycling and Walking Map or pick up a copy from the Student Hub.

Leeds City Council have produced guides to cycle routes in Leeds that avoid the busier main roads, including routes to our campuses. Click on 'Documents' at the left of the page to view a list of cycle route maps available.

Plus Icon Can I take my bike on trains?
All train companies allow cycles to be taken on board free of charge, though you may have to book in advance on some trains. Find out more about taking your bike on the train.

Bikes can be stored for free on platforms 1 & 6 at Leeds Station and there is attended secure storage at Evans Cycles outside the station entrance for £1.50- open 7am -7pm

The National Rail website provides details about cycle parking facilities at other train stations.


This page was last modified: 01/04/2021

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