Campus cycling services and facilities

Map showing locations of main campus cycling facilities.

Dr Bike

Dr Bike is a free weekly service provided by the UC Sustainability Office during term time, where students and staff can have their bicycles looked at and fixed up by Dr Bike mechanics. This service provides free basic maintenance and repairs such as puncture repair, tuning brakes and oiling chains.

Dr Bike is available only during term time, when most students are on campus.

  • When: Monday, 11am - 12.30pm
  • Where: C Block lawn- in front of Central Lecture Theatres

For any queries about Dr Bike email

Bike Repair Stations

There are three bike repair stations with a variety of basic bike mechanic tools available on a 24/7 basis. These can be found between the Puaka/James Hight building and North Arts lecture theatre and in the Matariki and Beatrice Tinsley bike parks.

Secure and open cycle stands

Electronically accessed, video-surveillance monitored bike parks. Simply swipe your Canterbury Card to get access. Please make sure that you still lock your bike. 

The location of bike stands may change due to ongoing campus remediation due to earthquake damage. Go to the UC Interactive campus map for updates on the location of secure and open bike stands.

Air pumps

An air pump with pressure guage is located in each of the secure cycle stands.
If you find that one of the air pumps is broken, please report this to the UC Sustainability Office.

Locking your Bike

We recommend investing in a thick chain lock or a D-lock, as the cheap, flexible cable locks can be easily cut in seconds. We also suggest registering your bike on the 529 Garage online bike registry, which helps Police return stolen bikes to their rightful owners.

Puncture repair kits

Tyre levers and puncture repair patches and glue can be borrowed from the Security Office (114 Ilam Road). Leave your Canterbury Card as deposit.


Some showers on campus are available for cyclists travelling a long distance. They can be found in Engineering, Forestry and Fine Arts.


Available on a first padlock in, first served basis.

Lockers are also available in Law and Engineering buildings.

Bike paths

Cyclists can use both the campus roads and pedestrian paths, but please always be considerate of other path/road users. If you are biking between the University's main and Dovedale sites, a shared cycle/walk way links Waimairi and Ilam Roads via Ilam Fields.