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Cycling at QMUL

Sustainable Travel

London is a public transport and cycle-friendly city with a range of cycle routes which enable easy cycle commuting to all of our campuses, providing the opportunity to keep fit and reduce the emissions produced by the University's activities; 

We aim to actively promote cycling as a healthy travel option for journeys to, from and between the campuses with the following available to our staff and students;

See our student cycle guide below for some key information. 

QMUL Student Cycle Guide [PDF 5,203KB]


We have an active staff and students cycle group, who discuss topics like the best routes to and from the university, cycling facilities, and events for cyclists. To join the cyclists mailing group email

Additionally, the University provides several onsite bike pumps and a range of shower and changing facilities available for use by staff and students on our campuses. We regularly hold free bike maintenance and security marking sessions across our campuses. For more information about the next event contact

Locally, there is free 1-2-1 cycle training available through Tower Hamlets council. Whether getting on a bike for the first time or tackling a particularly tricky section of a journey, the training is tailor-made to your needs!

Cycle to Work Scheme

As part of the Government's Green Transport Plan Initiative and in line with Queen Mary’s well-being policy, the cycle to work scheme aims to encourage staff to cycle to work by offering significant savings on the cost of bikes and accessories. It is a salary sacrifice scheme that allows you to pay for the bike in monthly instalments whilst saving through tax and NI exemptions.

For more information go to where you will find:

  • An online calculator to work out your monthly payments and how much you could save
  • A short video on how the scheme works
  • Shop finder for participating independent bike shops - just enter a postcode

Please email if you have any questions.

If you could not find the information you are looking for, or if you have a specific question for the QMUL Sustainability team, please get in touch by email

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