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! 2017-18 Doctor Bike Timetable
Date Time Location
Tuesday 24th October 12-2pm Holyrood Campus
Wednesday 25th October 12-2pm Main Library (at the back, next to the cycle parking, overlooking the Meadows)
Thursday 26th October 12-2pm Pollock Halls Reception Centre
Tuesday 31st October 12-2pm High School Yards (in front of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innvocation, Infirmary Street)
Thursday 2nd November 12-2pm

Little France

Friday 3rd November 12-2pm Edinburgh College of Art
Wednesday 15th November 12-2pm Easter Bush Campus, outside the Roslin Institute Building
Thursday 23rd November 12-2pm Central Area
Friday 24th November 12-2pm King's Buildings
Thursday 30th November 12-2pm Western General Hospital
  • Doctor Bike sessions at Holyrood are located in the Patersons Land Quad (accessed from Holyrood Road).
  • 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 to the rear of the IGMM in the small car park area.
  • 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.