Sport & Exercise

New bike parking coming to the Pleasance

From 26 March 2018 new bike parking will be installed at the Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym.

As part of our commitment to sustainable and active travel and following consistent customer feedback about increasing bike parking, Sport & Exercise, in partnership with University of Edinburgh Transport Office, are delighted to inform members of this exciting new project. With an estimated completion date of Week commencing 14th May, the work will see 49 new bike spaces created at the Pleasance.

Pleasance Bike Park Artist Impression
An artist impression of the new bike parking at Pleasance

The new bike parking will consist of a mix of Sheffield and Thames Bridge stands which are designed for ease of use. The work will also provide safer environment for pedestrian access to the new Pleasance Bar and Café.

To allow for the works, the Pleasance Gym Courtyard car park will close completely on Sunday 25 March and then partially repoen on Tuesday 27 March. During the works we plan for 3 spaces (inclusive of our blue badge disabled space) to remain available.

Alternative parking is available in the side car park and 60 Pleasance (upper courtyard.)

Members with blue disabled badges are invited to speak to a member of the team to discuss  access arrangements during the works.

Following the work, the number of parking spaces in the Pleasance car park will reduce, with alternative parking available in the side car park and Upper Pleasance Courtyard.

Dr Bike and University Security Team visiting the Pleasance

To celebrate the opening of the new spaces Dr Bike and the University security team will be visiting the Pleasance between 12.00-14.00 on Thursday 17th May. 

The University's Security Team who will be offering free bike marking with BikeRegister and the Bike Doctors will provide a free bicycle safety inspection and will do their best to fix minor problems on the spot to any bikes brought along on the day. For problems that cannot be repaired on the spot, the Bike Doctors will give each bike an 'MOT' certificate to take away to a bike shop.

Bike Doctor sessions are held each month at rotating locations across the University. For a programme of when and where the sessions are taking place please visit