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
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.
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.