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Bikes left on campus

Posted on 14 August 2020

Have you left your bike on campus? Let us know before it gets removed.

As we ready ourselves for the return to university in September, we have carried out an audit of unused bicycles on campus. We need to know who these 450+ bikes belong to and whether the owners intend to collect them as soon as possible. Our bike sheds will begin to be cleared at the end of August.

Here’s what you need to do…

My cycle remains on campus and I need it for next term

We understand that many of you left York some months ago and may not have had a chance to arrange collection of your bicycle. If you would like the University to store it until your return next term this is not a problem. 

Please follow these instructions as soon as possible - bikes will begin to be removed at the end of August:

  • Complete this form on the Travel and Transport pages giving as much detail as possible about your bicycle. 
  • Your cycle will then be stored (at the owner’s risk) until the start of term - please note, bike locks may need to be broken when moving bicycles which unfortunately we cannot replace or reimburse.  
  • We will send you full details on the new location of your bike. 
  • When you return after summer you can collect your bike from the store or contact the receptionist who will be able to give you access. 

My cycle remains on campus but I don’t want it anymore

If you no longer want your bicycle please let the Travel and Transport team know by emailing giving as much detail as possible including the location, a picture if possible, as well as the make and model.

What happens to unwanted bicycles?

We have an agreement with Fulford Cycles who repair our unwanted cycles, ready to be sold back to students during our Bike Doctor sessions at a discounted price. 

Any staff or students wishing to buy a refurbished bike should come along to the Bike Doctor sessions on campus

Remember - cycling and walking are the most sustainable and healthy ways to get to and around campus.