Dr Bike from the charity Re-Cycle visits the Colchester Campus, Square 5 every Wednesday morning in term time between 8.30am - 2.30pm. The team offers free checks as well as providing servicing, repairs and affordable second-hand bikes.
Out of term the nearest bike servicing shops are Cycle King.
Facilities and parking
Wet and dry lockers
The University has 20 'wet and dry' cycle lockers. There are two areas within
the locker to use a standard clothes hanger to store wet clothes on one side and
dry on the other, with another compartment to store cycle equipment. We now have
ten lockers in both male and female changing rooms which are located on level 3,
in the 2001 building accessed by Square 4 entrance next to the Extra Store).
We have male and female showers and changing rooms available. They are located on level 3, in the 2001 building accessed by Square 4 entrance (next to the Extra store).
There is a cycle park adjacent to Rayleigh Tower at the end of the cycle path
between Boundary Road and the North Towers causeway. CCTV and lighting covers
the park and there are places for 272 bicycles.
Cycle racks are located in the following locations:
North Towers causeway
Copse Boundary Road
Under podia under Square 5
Under podia Waterstones
Constable car park
Old Sports Arena
Cycle fixing station and bike pump
We have two fixing stations and pumps where cyclists can undertake minor repairs and pump up tyres. The first is located at the cycle park under podia below Square 5 (accessed via the curved path in front of the Ivor Crewe), the second is located at the cycle path alongside Rayleigh Tower.
Security - University Cycle Watch
Cycle tagging involves removing the saddle and dropping a 'shuttlecock' type plug
containing a micro chip down the main frame which is difficult, if not
impossible to remove. There is a different shape chip for cycles with
interrupted seat tubes.
The chip transmits a unique number which can be read by using a special
reader which our Security team will use. This reader is also used by secondhand shops to ensure goods
have not been stolen. A sticker is offered as a visual deterrent and warning to
opportunist thieves that this system is in place.
Once registered the bicycle owner can download a certificate of ownership
which stays with the owner of the bicycle. The unique number and bicycle details
are recorded on a national database which only authorised scheme operators (such
as the Police) have access to.
You can enrol on the scheme at the Estate Management Helpdesk. A small registration
fee is payable. For more details about the scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.