Cycling facilities at Colchester Campus

Re-Cycle (Dr Bike)

Dr Bike from the charity Re-Cycle visits the Colchester Campus, North Towers Causeway fortnightly, every other Wednesday morning in term time between 8.30am - 2.30pm. The service is weather dependent.  The team offers free checks as well as providing servicing, repairs and affordable second-hand bikes. You can find out more information at the price list for 2021.

Out of term the nearest bike servicing shops are Cycle King.

Facilities and parking

Cycle lockers

The University has over 50 cycle lockers available to hire. There are larger lockers in both the 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), and smaller lockers (big enough to fit a cycle helmet and a pair of shoes) located next to the cycle rack under the podia adjacent to the STEM building.

To hire a large locker in the changing rooms you will need to pay a £50 deposit of which £40 is refundable when you return your key; to hire a small locker next to STEM you will need to pay a £25 deposit of which £20 is refundable when you return your key.

Please complete a cycle locker application form (.pdf) if you would like to hire a locker. If you no longer wish to hire a locker then please complete a withdrawal form. (.pdf)

Showers and changing rooms

Our showers and changing rooms are currently closed. If you’re still cycling to our Colchester Campus, take a look at these tips for biking to work with no shower.

Cycle park

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

Cycle racks are located in the following locations:

  • EBS
  • Innovation Centre
  • North Towers causeway
  • North housing
  • Copse Boundary Road
  • Copse Courtyard
  • Meadows Courtyard
  • Under podia under Square 5
  • Under podia Waterstones
  • Parkside
  • Constable car park
  • Sports Arena
  • Old Sports Arena
  • South Courts
  • Under STEM 

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.

Contact us
Contact us
Estate Management Helpdesk For general parking and transport enquiries
Telephone: 01206 872959
Transport Policy Manager
Telephone: 01206 872939