Doctor Bike is a free and fully-qualified bike mechanic service for staff and students. It regularly visits the University to help fix minor problems and provide maintenance advice.
- a free bike safety inspection
- fixing of minor problems on the spot (brakes, gear problems, punctures)
- advice on best practice for looking after your bike
Doctor Bike Sessions are completely free to all University of Edinburgh 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. NHS staff at the hospital sites can also use the service.
Doctor Bike visits the Central Area approximately monthly, and is located outside the Visitors' Centre near Bristo Square. All events take place from 12pm to 2pm. The dates for Semester 1 are:
- Tuesday 10th October 2023
- Tuesday 7th November 2023
- Tuesday 5th December 2023
Doctor Bike at the King's Buildings takes place approximately monthly. It is always outside the Nucleus Building from 12pm to 2pm. Dates for Semester 1 are:
- Wednesday 23rd August 2023
- Thursday 12th October 2023
- Thursday 9th November 2023
- Thursday 7th December 2023
Doctor Bike at Easter Bush takes place once or twice a semester. It is always outside the Roslin Institute from 12pm to 2pm. Dates for Semester 1 are:
- Tuesday 17th October 2023
Doctor Bike visits the hospital sites approximately monthly. At BioQuarter, Doctor Bike takes place in Hospital Square from 12pm to 2pm, then outside Building Nine from 2:30pm to 3.30pm. At Western General, events take place in car park next to the Anne Ferguson Building from 12pm to 2pm. NHS staff are also welcome to use both these services.
Dates for Semester 1 are:
|Thursday 28th September 2023||BioQuarter|
|Wednesday 25th October 2023||BioQuarter|
|Tuesday 14th November 2023||WGH|
|Thursday 30th November 2023||BioQuarter|
Subject to availability, staff from the University's Transport Office and/or Security Section usually attend Dr Bike sessions to provide free bike security marking to University students and staff. At the sessions they also sell D-locks at a discounted rate of just £20.
You can also buy D-locks and collect bike register kits from the University Parking Office (13 Infirmary Street) at any time during our opening hours.