Whilst at University we encourage our students to travel sustainably where possible. How? Visit our sustainability website or find out about some of our sustainable travel support below…

Cycling at the University of Reading

Getting the new term off to a flying start as Dr Bike returns along with Cycling training and the wider support activities – enabling more cycling for transport and leisure.

Dr Bike will be in Palmer Quad from 12:00-14:00 on Wednesday 8th September providing free safety checks. Minor repairs are often fixed on the spot and recommendations given for essential maintenance work.

CYCLE TRAINING from beginner to road commuter also available on Wednesdays 12:00-18:00 during term term and other days by appointment.
Further information: Cycle Training UoR or email k.robertson@reading.ac.uk

A limited number of low-cost recycled bikes are available for sale and hire ahead of Welcome week events – please email k.robertson@reading.ac.uk. Find out more about buying and hiring recycled bicycles.

For a fun, free, family day out come and celebrate cycling with a great line-up at the Reading Cycle Festival on Sunday 12 September 2021 in Christchurch Meadow.
Reading Cycle Festival – Everything cycling. Cycling for everyone.


The University works extremely closely with local bus providers to ensure a great service to our campuses and to provide travel discounts for students and staff.

21/21a travels from Reading train station and town centre past London Road campus and onto Whiteknights campus every 7 minutes during the day in term time. The service runs 24/7 so you will never miss the last bus.

You can download the Reading buses app to purchase tickets on the go on your smartphone.

If you are a new student, you can also get 2 FREE trips on Reading buses.

Co-wheels car club scheme on campus

Did you know you can hire a car from Whiteknights campus for periods from as little as 30 minutes by joining our Co-wheels car club scheme? Very handy for business trips during the working day or for students to explore the wider Reading area without needing your own car. Membership is free to University staff and students (when using a University of Reading email address to register), and you can even get between £10 and £25 worth of free driving credit when you sign up!

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