Transport & Parking

Doctor Bike

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.

Coronavirus update

March 2022: Doctor Bike will be at BioQuarter on the last Thursday of every month, starting 31st March 2022 until November 2022. The service will be located in Hospital Square from 12:00 - 14:00, and outside NINE Building from 14:30 - 15:30. This service is provided by Edinburgh Bike Doctors and funded by Smarter Choices Smart Places, a Paths for All programme.

We continue to work on the procurement for a replacement Doctor Bike programme at other campuses.

The Doctor Bike mechanic 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.


The University of Edinburgh Security Section often attend Dr Bike sessions to provide free bike security marking to University students and staff.  At the sessions they also sell D-locks for £15.