Directorate of Estates and Facilities

Bicycle parking facilities:

Sheffield stands

  • Racks are provided throughout the campus to which bicycles may be secured.
  • Under no circumstances should any bicycle/motorcycle be left in a manner that obstructs walkways, disabled access points or emergency exits.
  • All cycles will be parked at the owner’s risk.

Secure cycle shelters

  • There are nine shelters around campus, accessible to staff and postgraduate students.
  • To obtain access, visit the Permit Office in the Beyer Building (number 49, access via Old Quadrangle) with your staff / student ID card. We will activate this to give you access to all campus shelters.


The cycle shelters are for use during periods of work/study at the University ONLY and should NOT be used for long-term storage of bicycles.

Any bicycle left in a shelter for an extended period of time (more than 4 weeks) may be removed and donated to charity under the provisions of the policy for dealing with abandoned bicycles (see below).

The University will not accept liability for any loss or damage to bicycles removed under the terms of this policy.

Security of your bicycle while on campus

We recommend that when you park your bicycle, you always lock up your bike with a good quality D-lock, even if you are using the secure shelters. The locks are available to staff and students at a discounted price (for further details visit the University estore).

If using one of the cycle shelters, we ask that you remain vigilant and mindful of the safety and security of yours and your colleagues’ property. For further information and advice about keeping your bicycle safe, visit the University Security Department.

Abandoned Bicycles

During vacation and before the start of each new semester a visual check of all cycle sheds and racks will be undertaken by the Environmental Sustainability team. Any cycle identified as possibly abandoned will be treated as follows:

  • The bicycle will have a notice placed on it advising the owner of intended removal and disposal.
  • If the cycle is not claimed by the date on the tag (normally a week or two after semester starts), it will be removed and delivered to a central holding point where a local charity (currently The Wesley Bike Shop) will be invited to take them for refurbishment and resale.

Any bicycles deemed to be beyond repair will be stripped of all useful spare parts and these will be given to the charity for use on other cycles. All remaining parts will be disposed of by Environmental Services.

If you notice any abandoned bicyles, please report them to