Cycling and green travel
City actively supports cycling and walking as part of its Green Travel Plan, which aims to reduce the environmental impacts of travel generated by City's staff, students and daily activities. Cycling and walking are great ways to get around London. Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but you'll save money and get fit at the same time.
Cycling initiatives at City
- Secured bike parking shed (for 100 bikes) - located at the main Northampton Square site, next to the Drysdale garden area. Access is via your City ID card, which must be registered by completing the relevant student or staff form.
- Helmet lockers (100 lockers total) - located within the secured bike shed. Access is first-come, first-serve. Lockers are coin-operated (£1 coin) and are meant to be used for day use only.
- Cycle-to-work scheme - for STAFF only. Cyclescheme is available for staff wishing to obtain bikes and safety equipment for travelling to work. Enrolment is open each February, May, August and November. Contact Human Resources on 020 7040 3085 for further details or visit the staff hub.
- Bike doctor visits - FREE monthly bike maintenance provided by Des, the Bikeologist, for all City cyclists. No booking required, it's first come, first-served.
- 09.00 - 17.00 at Northampton Square (Drysdale bike sheds), unless otherwise stated:
- Tuesday 9 May (9am - 12pm), Princeton Street
- Tuesday 9 May (1pm - 5pm), Bunhill Row
- Wednesday 10 May
- Thursday 11 May
- Wednesday 14 June
- Thursday 15 June
- Wednesday 12 July
- Cycle training - Islington Council offers FREE Bikeability cycle training to all adult residents, employees and students based in the borough. To sign up, complete the online form. The training sessions are normally two-hours long and are delivered 1:1. Training is available at the following levels:
- Level 1 - Control skills (off-road)
- Level 2 - Basic on-road
- Level 3 - Advanced on-road and route planning
- Cycle security - for tips on how to ensure your bike remains safe and secure, please visit the TfL Cycle Safety website or this post by Safe Shop and the National Cycling Charity: Better Safe than Sorry - How to Secure your Bike. View additional guidance .
What can you do?
- Join the City cycling mail list. This way you'll get updated on any cycling-related things happening at City.
- See our Facebook page.
- Why not try one of London's cycle hire bikes? The Santander Cycles are available across London and within easy access to each of City's sites, making it an easy, quick and cheap way to travel. Give them a try!
Showers and changing facilities
Showers and changing facilities can be found at various locations around City. Please enquire with the Reception desk at these buildings for further details:
- Myddelton Street Building (lower ground, MGL02) - 1 unisex shower*
- University Building (lower ground) - 4 unisex showers*, including 1 disabled shower
- Rhind Building (4th floor, door opposite men's toilets) - 1 unisex shower*
- College Building (lower ground, men's toilet next to ALG19B) - 1 shower
- Tait Building (1st floor, door adjacent to ladies' toilet near C170) - 1 unisex shower* - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE due to building works
*All unisex shower facilities are in self-contained cubicles
City transport-related news
- Towards a better London cycling experience. City, University of London MSc students think up creative proposals for Transport for London's (TfL) Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme (Nov 2013)
- City's giCentre develops cutting-edge bike use visualisation. City shares expertise with Transport for London to analyse London Cycle Hire data. (Sept 2012)