University of Bath

Storing your bicycle

You can store your bike on campus using one of the secure cycle stores or designated cycle racks.

Secure storage for bicycles

You can find secure bike stores on campus:

  • outside the main entrance to 4 South
  • at the south side of 3 South
  • outside Osborne House
  • at the rear of 3 East
  • at the west side of 10 West

To gain access to the stores, email our technical support team at security-access-control@rt.bath.ac.uk from your University email account.

You cannot reserve a space in these stores. Having access does not guarantee you a space.

They are not designed for long-term storage.

Bike storage for students living in University accommodation on campus

At each location, there is a combination of secure and standard spaces.

Secure spaces are accessed with your library card. Standard spaces require the use of a bike lock.

You can request one of these spaces by emailing the accom-other@rt.bath.ac.uk

Bike storage for students living in University accommodation off campus

These bike stores are secured with combination locks. You gain access to these stores by asking for the code at the West Accommodation Centre. You must pay a £15 deposit, which is refunded at the end of the year.

The bike stores at the John Wood complex are also open to students living in Carpenter House.

You can request one of these spaces by emailing accom-other@rt.bath.ac.uk.

Bike storage for members of staff and students in the city

There is a secure cycle store in the Canal Wharf residence at the foot of Bathwick Hill in Raby Mews. You must reserve a space to use this store.

Here you can secure your bike and walk or catch the bus up Bathwick Hill to the University.

Contact Jane Eyles at j.eyles@bath.ac.uk from your University email account to request a space.

Bike racks

As well as offering secure storage, we have numerous bike racks available on campus. These are available for all staff, students and visitors.

You can park your bike in the following locations:

View our map of cycle racks on campus.

Where not to store your bike

Do not secure bikes to railings. This could block access routes for people with disabilities. Instead, use the many secure stores and bike racks available.

Bicycle locks

If you're a member of staff or a student, you can buy Sold Secure cycle locks from the Security desk in the Library for £15.

If you rented one of these locks in exchange for a returnable deposit of £15 in the previous scheme, we will return your deposit if you do not wish to keep your lock. We will return deposits for hired locks until 31 December 2016.

Theft protection

You can help protect your bike against theft by marking the frame with your post code.

You may also find it useful to add your bicycle to Bike Register, the Police-approved, national cycle database, so that your bike might be found if it is stolen.

Showers for cyclists

You can use the showers on campus after your ride.

There are showers for cyclists in:

  • 4 West level 0 (accessible 24/7, second door on the right from the rear of 4 West)
  • the underdeck level 1 (accessible 24/7 from the underdeck door between the library and 1 West)
  • 10 West level 0 (accessible 24/7 to building occupants, or 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday to non-occupants)
  • 4 East South level 1 (accessible 24/7 to building occupants, or 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday to non-occupants)

Email our technical support team at security-access-control@rt.bath.ac.uk from your University email account to gain access to these showers.

Lockers

The lockers in these showers are not allocated and are available on a first come, first served basis. You can secure these using your own padlock.