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
Monday 19th February 12-2pm Easter Bush
Thursday 22nd February 12-2pm


Friday 23rd February 12-2pm Edinburgh College of Art
Thursday 1st March **CANCELLED** 12-2pm Western General Hospital
Thursday 1st March **CANCELLED** 4-6pm Pollock Halls
Thursday 15th March 12-2pm Central Area
Friday 16th March 12-2pm

King's Buildings

Thursday 5th April 12-2pm Little France
Thursday 26th April 12-2pm Holyrood
Friday 27th April 12-2pm Edinburgh College of Art
Thursday 3rd May 12-2pm Western General Hospital
Thursday 3rd May 4-6pm Pollock Halls
Thursday 17th May 12-2pm Sport and Exercise, The Pleasance (in the front courtyard area)
Thursday 24th May 12-2pm Central Area
Friday 25th May 12-2pm King's Buildings
Thursday 31st May 12-2pm Little France
Thursday 14th June 12-2pm

Easter Bush

Thursday 19th July 12-2pm Central Area
Friday 20th July 12-2pm King's Buildings
  • 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 next to the Wellcome Trust Building in the small car park area (opposite the Anne Ferguson 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.