Everything You Need to Know About Travelling by Bike

Cycling is a fantastic way of getting around - not only is it environmentally friendly, but it is also great for the body and mind.

We are a cycle-friendly university with plenty of bike parking on both campuses, as well as showers and other supporting facilities.

Click on the tabs below for more information on travelling by bike, bike schemes and initiatives.

Students
Male student unlocking his bike from the bike rack

Whether you're a keen cyclist or a just starting out on two wheels, there are loads of places to stash your bike safety while you head to lectures or spend some study time in the library. 

We offer plenty of cycle parking and showering facilities at both our campuses. Please take a look at the maps below to find out where:

Singleton Campus Map

Bay Campus Map

 

Staff

We encourage staff to support the Sustainable Travel Plans by biking it to work wherever possible.

There are lots of cycle parking and showering facilities on both of our campuses, making it easy to choose the bike over the car.

Take a look at the maps below to find out where these facilities are:

Singleton Campus Map

Bay Campus Map

Want to cycle, but as part of a group? Get involved in our RIDE initiative!

We'll be holding RIDE events throughout the year - check out the LetsRide website to get involved.

Cycle Routes

There are lots of cycle routes in the Swansea Bay area, including between our campuses.

Just take a look at the map below:

Bike Route Tube Map

The red 'central line' runs between the university campuses and the estimated cycle time is 27 minutes.

Over half a million pounds has been spent upgrading the cycle route!

To view a direct route from Singleton to Bay Campus or Bay to Singleton Campus, head over to the Cycle Streets website.

You can view loads of different cycle routes around Swansea on this handy interactive map.

Santander Cycles

Thanks to an amazing crowdfunding campaign in which over 600 people, businesses and organisations gave their backing, we officially brought Santander Cycles to the city! 

The scheme is run by our local service provider and it's supported by the UK's leading bikeshare scheme provider, Nextbike UK. It's a scheme for the whole community and not just our staff and students. If you'd like to use one of the bikes, you are more than welcome to come on to campus and take one out for a spin!

Read more about the Santander Cycle Scheme here.

Be sure to register your details and download the Santander UK app - our staff and students get discount!

Led Bike Rides

We have become the first University in Wales to launch our very own RIDE Leader Programme, alongside Welsh Cycling.

The programme is for the whole community and aims to provide fun, confidence and knowledge of road safety through lead cycle rides.

So far, twenty individuals from across the University have completed the Ride Leadership Award through British Cycling.

The course blends online learning with an assessed one-day course. This qualifies learners to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths, up to a maximum distance of 50 miles. 

RIDE leaders have developned a programme of lead ride events, which you can read about and book on to over on the LetsRide website

You can find out more by emailing our Sustainable Travel Officer

If you don’t own a bike, it's quick and easy to sign up to Santander Cycles Swansea. Santander Cycles are based in five locations across Swansea Bay.

You can find out more and register at the Santander Cycles website.

Useful Hints and Tips

Travelling to university by bike is a great way to get active and support the univerity's Sustainable Travel Plans.

Before you head off, make sure you read our Bike Safety Tips

Need some new gear? Check out our Bike Discount List