Limited Opening Times

Hi there,

Due to some unforeseen staffing issues, we are going to be operating 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.

Monday 21st September: HUB CLOSED
Tuesday 22nd September: HUB CLOSED (we will be at the Bradford College Fresher’s Fayre!)
Thursday 24th September: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 4pm
Friday 25th September: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 4pm

Monday 28th September: 2 – 4pm
Tuesday 29th September: 1 – 4pm
Thursday 1st October: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 4pm
Friday 2nd October: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 4pm

Monday 5th October: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 4pm
Tuesday 6th October: 1 – 4pm
Thursday 8th October: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 4pm
Friday 9th October: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 4pm

Monday 12th October: HUB CLOSED
Tuesday 13th October: HUB CLOSED
Thursday 15th October: 1 – 4pm
Friday 16th October: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 4pm

Monday 19th October: HUB CLOSED
Tuesday 20th October: HUB CLOSED
Thursday 22nd October: HUB CLOSED
Friday 23rd October: Normal Opening, 12.30 – 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.

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

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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.

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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 :)