Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire

Stay Fit & Explore Lincoln with cycLIN!

Whether you want to explore Lincoln’s beautiful tourist attractions or simply commute around campus, the Sports Centre offers a cycle hire scheme at affordable prices. Plus, it is a quick, convenient, and an environmentally friendly way to travel – making it the best option for student transport. Our cycle scheme is designed for both staff and students, offering a range of hire periods from One Month to 1 year.

We recommend that all cyclists wear a helmet.

All our bikes are well maintained and serviced annually, making cycling around campus a breeze! Available in a selection of sizes, in both men’s and women’s frames.

Please email your details: Name, email address, size of bike, style of bike (step through or cross bar), contact phone number, to Heather.

How to book


To pay for the hire period and security deposit, click here.

Please ensure that the payment has been made prior to collection of the bike.

Collection Times:

12.00pm – 2.00pm, Monday – Friday (pre booked collection time) and 4.00pm – 6.00pm Monday – Friday.

To book your collection time, click here.

Once your time slot has been booked you will receive an email confirmation.

Cycle Hire Collection & Returns

Location: University of Lincoln Sports Centre Reception

A member of our team will present you with our Hire Agreement Form, which you must read and complete (unless already received via email). Both the hirer and staff member will sign to agree the condition of the bike at the time of collection, prior to hire.

A return date is determined by the length of hire and agreed at the time of collection. Once a date has been agreed the bike can be returned between the drop off times outlined below.

Drop off Times:

9.00am – 11.00am Monday – Friday

Hire Lengths & Prices

Hire Duration 1 Month 6 Months 12 Months
Deposit £50 £50 £50
Price £10 £28 £50

In addition to the hire fee, a £50.00 security deposit is required, which is fully refundable providing the bike is returned to us in the same condition as it was when hired. Please see the ‘Hire Agreement Form’ for full terms & conditions. Please ensure this is paid at the time of the initial hire period.

The cycle hire scheme can be purchased online. Once you have selected the bike size, hire duration and deposit a hire agreement form should be completed and returned to

A bike lock and a set of lights will be provided as standard, with each bike.

Here you can find some useful information, including safety tips to get the most from your cycle hire.

If you are stuck for ideas in your free time, Lincoln Council have an extensive list of downloadable cycle routes.