The University is keen ensure students and staff can travel to campus as easily, safely and sustainably as possible. Visit the MyJourney website for cycling and walking routes and initiatives, bus, train or ferry timetables, and help planning your journey around Southampton and Hampshire.
Cycle facilities and D-locks
Cycle storage and changing facilities can be found on our campus map. There are over 300 cycle spaces across EPT campus and secure cycle storage is located next to Christopher Cockerell (CC) building and on Level 0 of Solent Sports Complex. These are accessed via the Salto card reader system. Card access can be requested via the Estates and Facilities helpdesk in CC003 or by emailing email@example.com.
Although cycle storage areas are regularly patrolled, it is strongly recommended that bikes are locked using a high-quality D-lock (Sold Secure Silver or Gold rated).
50% discounted Abus 410 and 420 Sold Secure Silver or Gold rated D-locks can be purchased on the University's online store.
A bike maintenance station and bike pump are located at the front of Mountbatten Library and in between CC and Herbert Collins building.
Facilities within Solent Sports Complex
On Level 0, there is a two-tier bike rack, lockers (for wet clothes storage) and a bike maintenance area, with access via the underground car park at the rear of the building. The cycle store requires campus card access which can be requested via the Estates and Facilities helpdesk. Changing rooms are available within the building and are accessible to all current staff and students.
Changing and shower facilities within the old Solent Sports Hall (above The Dock)
Changing, locker and shower facilities are also accessible to staff and students just outside sports hall 3, which is located above the Dock restaurant on floor one of the Andrews’ building.
Decathlon cycle discount
Solent staff and students can take advantage of a range of discounts on bike servicing at the city centre branch of Decathlon.
- 50% off bike services (Bronze, Silver & Gold) once a year
- 10% off regular repair services
- Innertube change is £4.99 instead of £7.99
Offer applies to labour only, parts are not included. Valid between the 1st of November 2022 and the 30th of June 2023. Show your staff or student campus card in store to receive the discount. Decathlon account needs to be created (free of charge) to benefit from the above discounts. Offer is only valid in Decathlon Southampton, 24 Harbour Parade, Southampton SO15 1BA.
To help keep your bike in good condition, visit one of the FREE Bike Doctor sessions running across the city for a safety check, tune up and minor repairs. You can find your nearest session on the My Journey Southampton website.
Cycle route maps and videos
Want to cycle to Solent but not sure of the best route? Southampton’s cycle network links the city to surrounding area. The cycle network webpage includes handy route maps and videos of cycle route to help you get around the city by bike with confidence.
Love to Ride
This is a fun, global competition to help more people realise the benefits of riding a bike. You earn points and prizes by riding and encouraging others to ride too. There are competitions throughout the year including Cycle September. Ride anywhere, anytime throughout September, to the shops, to work or even a quick 10 minute spin around your local park, to earn points and enter the draw for AMAZING prizes.
FREE cycle confidence training
Fancy cycling to Solent but need help to practise a route? Never been on a bike? FREE cycle confidence training sessions are available through My Journey for residents of Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton and Hedge End. Suitable for both new and returning cyclists, sessions are available for individuals, families or groups of friends and have been adapted to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The Cycle2Work scheme allows staff to purchase a new bike and accessories up to the value of £2,500. The scheme is administered by Payroll. For further information and for how to apply click here.
Try an electric bike
For staff looking to purchase an electric bike, and would like to try one out first, a Trek Verve+1 electric hybrid bike is available to hire for free from EPT for a week-long loan period. For further details and to reserve the ebike please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up to Solent's Bicycle User Group
If you would like to be included in communications on cycling-related activities in and around the University and the city, then please contact email@example.com to be added to the email distribution list.