Transport & Parking

Doctor Bike

Doctor Bike is a fully qualified bike mechanic from The Bike Station, who regularly visits the University to help fix minor bike problems and provide maintenance advice.


The Doctor Bike mechanic from The Bike Station will provide:

  • a free bike safety inspection.
  • fixing of minor problems on the spot (brakes, gear problems).
  • a bike ‘MOT’ certificate to take to a bike shop for problems which cannot be fixed on the spot.

Doctor Bike Sessions are completely free to all staff and students (on production of a staff ID or student matriculation card) and are provided throughout the year across all of the main University sites.

NEW! 2017 Doctor Bike Timetable
Date Time Location
Thursday 20th April 2017 12-2pm Little France
Thursday 27th April 2017 12-2pm Holyrood Campus
Friday 28th April 2017 12-2pm Edinburgh College of Art
Thursday 4th May 2017 12-2pm Western General Hospital
Thursday 4th May 2017 4-6pm Pollock Halls of Residence
Thursday 25th May 2017 12-2pm Central Area
Friday 26th May 2017 12-2pm King's Buildings
Thursday 1st June 2017 12-2pm Little France
Thursday 15th June 2017 12-2pm Easter Bush
Thursday 20th July 2017 12-2pm Central Area
Friday 21st July 2017 12-2pm King's Buildings
  • Doctor Bike sessions at Holyrood are located in the Holyrood Campus Quad.
  • Doctor Bike sessoins at the Royal Infirmary, Little France are located to the rear of the Chancellor's Building, next to the bike parking area.
  • Doctor Bike sessions at the Central Area are located outside the University Visitors Centre, near Potterrow. 
  • Doctor Bike sessions at the King's Buildings are located outside the main entrance of the King's Buildings, next to the Murray Library.
  • Doctor Bike sessions at the Western General Hospital are located next to the main bike store, outside the Wellcome Trust Building.
  • Doctor Bike sessions at Pollock Halls are located at the entrance to the John McIntyre Centre
  • Doctor Bike sessions at Easter Bush Campus are held in the Vet School Cycle Shelter.
  • Doctor Bike Sessions at Pleasance Sport Complex and Gym are located outside the main entrance on the left side of the car park.