Limited Opening Times

Hi there,

Due to some unforeseen staffing issues, we are going to be continuing to operate the University Bike Hub on limited Opening Times for the next few weeks. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Drop by at the following times for bike hire, to use our workshop tools, or ask about cycle training or travel advice.

Email us directly to make appointments for specific times or ask us questions during the times we are closed. We hope to resolve this issue very very swiftly and will update the site as soon as our solution is in place.

In the meantime the full range of activities the university Bike Hub offers still continues in conjunction with the university, college and student unions. if you need more details or information about any of the events listed below, please get in contact.

All college and university staff and students are warmly welcomed to the following activities:

Tuesdays have intermediate cyclist lunchtime rides, spin sessions for the cycling club in the evening.

Wednesdays have led rides either to Lister park or inside Lister park with cycling4all for cyclists of all abilities from novice to expert on a range of typical and adaptive bikes. From 11 November there will be a 3 week course rotation of basic bike maintenance at the hub in the evening.

Thursdays have University cycling club spin sessions in the evenings.

Fridays have brand new lunch time guided ‘look up’ Bradford tours setting off from the College Hockney building at 12pm

Saturdays have University(and college) Cycling club group rides in the morning

Sundays have UBU Hiking club led walks a couple of times a month


WC 26 October 2015

Monday 26  Hub open 12-4pm

Tuesday 27  Hub open 12-4pm

Wednesday-Friday 28,29,30 Hub closed

WC 2 November 2015

Monday 2 Hub open 12-4pm

Tuesday 3 Hub open 12-4pm

Wednesday 4 closed

Thursday 5 open 12-4pm

Friday 6 12-4pm

WC 9 November

Monday 9 open 12-4pm

Tuesday 10 12-4pm

Wednesday 11 closed

Thursday 12 12-4pm

Friday 13 12-4pm

WC 16 November

Monday 16 12-4pm

Tuesday 17 12-4pm

Wednesday 18 closed

Thursday 19 12-4pm

Friday 20 12-4pm

WC 23 November

Monday 23 12-4pm

Tuesday 24 12-4pm

Wednesday 25 closed

Thursday 26 12-4pm

Friday 27 12-4pm



Summer break

two bicycles at the beach

The University Bike Hub will be closed for Bike Hire and workshop access from Monday 27th July and re-open on Thursday 10th September. Our hard-working fleet of bikes will be rearing to go in the new term when the students arrive back! :-)

PLEASE NOTE: this won’t affect Cycle Re-cycle at the College Hub – they are open as usual (times here) for sales, service and repairs.

Summer is but a fading memory now, please pop into the hub for our full range of lights, lamps, reflectors and winter kit

Punctures, brakes, gears

Like anything mechanical, bikes can break or wear out, and this can be a worry. Thankfully, many problems can be an easy fix if you know how. In our free Tuesday evening classes, over 3 weeks, you can learn to diagnose and fix some of the most common issues with your bike so you can keep pedalling. We start with how to fix punctures and how to remove wheels and tyres, then move on to brakes and how to change pads and adjust, and finish with gears, which are all important on the rolling local terrain! Email to book a place.

Tuesday evenings 5 – 7pm

University Bike Hub, opposite J.B. Priestley Library

30th June – Punctures

7th July – Brakes

14th July – Gears

maintenance pic

Summer Hub Closure

Please note we are closed at the University hub on Thursday 18th June, Monday 22nd June and Thursday 25th June due to staff training. Please visit Cycle Re-cycle at the College Hub in Garden Mills if you have any urgent repairs. They are open as usual for purchase of recycled bikes. Details on our contact page.

closed pic

Try Cycling this summer

We are here to help break down the barriers to cycling. These can be financial – is it worth spending money on a bike that you don’t know if you’ll even like riding? The other big one is safety – it can be scary heading out on the roads for the first time on two wheels. Well we have a solution!

Try Cycling is our bespoke scheme for staff at Bradford College and University. We offer FREE bike hire for 6 weeks, including helmet, lights, lock and pannier bags.  (A £50 cash refundable deposit is all we ask.) Free cycle training with instructors can be arranged, and we can develop tailor-made routes for you. Bike maintenance sessions will also be running free of charge alongside the scheme so you can learn how to do basic repairs.

Two sessions will be running this summer :

15th June – 24th July

27th July – 4th September

We have step-through and cross-bar hybrid bikes in different sizes, and even a folding bike and electric bike. Book now to snap them up and enjoy the summer on two wheels! Email with your contact number, bike preference and height and we’ll sort the rest. All you have to do then is collect your bike and accessories and ride off, hopefully into some sunshine!

May 2015 Update!

The page has been a little quiet of late as we changed the team over but now we have all settled in (bar the odd training day still here and there). My name is Amy and I’ve taken over from Jennie as the Sustrans Officer. It has been a strange time of year to start as most students have been doing exams and starting head home for summer, but rest assured we are still here to cater for your cycling needs!

Upcoming events include:

Monday 15th June Try Cycling begins for staff, email for info.

Tues 16th June – Bike Maintenance class – GEARS 5-7pm

Friday 19th June – Wellbeing week Smoothie Bike, Richmond Atrium 10-2pm..

Happy pedalling and see some of you soon! :-)

Hub Closure – Easter

Please note that the University Bike Hub will be closed until the 13th of April.

The College Bike Hub will be closed from Friday 3rd – Tuesday 7th April.

Also to note that the Bike Hub’s staff are changing. We say goodbye to Chris Kilburn, Rhys Howarth, Sumit Bhardwaj, Joubin Sarrami and Jennie O’Hara and say hello to Greg Billenness and Ronak Olfati. The new project officer is being recruited and will be in post in May.

Happy pedalling :)