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Increased availability for free Dr Bike service

Extra bike maintenance sessions are being made available on our UK campuses.

Dr Bike visits each of our Nottingham campuses every month to offer a free bike repair service as well as safety checks and general cycling advice. The service is very popular and more than 350 sessions were available to book in 2017.

To increase availability, sessions at our Nottingham campuses are now going to be available as 20 minute bookable slots rather than 30 minutes as before. This will lead to an extra 11 slots being available each month. There should be no impact on what mechanics are able to fix as the vast majority of issues with a bike can be addressed within 20 minutes.

The Dr Bike mechanic will also continue to visit City Hospital and Derby Hospital sites every quarter and will provide one extra booking slot at these sessions.

Additionally, the format of sessions at the Coates building will be changing to ‘open access’. This will mean that the Dr Bike services at this location can be completed without the need to book in advance. The service will run between 10am-2pm on specified dates, to increase the accessibility of the service for students.

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February 27th, 2018 at 9:14 am


Good morning,

My cable brake broke and i would like to fix it. Are there any Dr Bike dates available yet please? Also, I supposed I would need to provide my own cable brake? Thank you,
Best regards

February 27th, 2018 at 10:20 am


Hi Charline. The next dates haven’t been announced yet – as soon as they are available, they will be advertised on the Sustainability webpage (https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainability/index.aspx). In the meantime, if you email sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk, they may be able to provide some further advice for you. Best wishes, Rebecca

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