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Sustainable Travel

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

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]

 

Facilities

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 cyclists@qmul.ac.uk.

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 sustainability@qmul.ac.uk

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 Lockers

High security and space-efficient bicycle lockers are available on Mile End Campus and Whitechapel Campus. These lockers have been tested by Sold Secure and awarded Silver in their ‘Bicycle’ section. They have also been approved by Secured by Design.

The lockers are located:

Mile End Campus - outside The Queens Building and at the rear of The Jospeh Priestley Building

Whitechapel Campus - outside the main enterance of the Royal London Hospital

a picture of bike lockers

Cycle-works Ltd manage the Cycle lockers on campus. There will be a small key deposit and regular annual rental for the use of these lockers. 

Please contact Cycle-Works Admin Team on 02392 815555 or e-mail info@cycle-works.com for more details.

Security

It is important to ensure that wherever you park your bike, steps are taken to ensure it is not seen as a potential target for thieves. Please note that QMUL does not accept any liability for theft or damage to bicycles left anywhere on its estate.

Make sure you lock your bicycle securely to a solid object, using a solid D-lock, or even better using two locks to avoid the risk of theft.

Safety

Check you are riding safely – Transport for London offer a range of tips for all road users, including cyclists, to help in minimising the chance of incidents occurring; with simple tips on keeping yourself visible and advice on how to avoid placing yourself in potentially dangerous situations.

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 www.cyclescheme.co.uk/9b1f77 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 sustainability@qmul.ac.uk if you have any questions.