By cyclists for cyclists: UMBUG is the University of Manchester Bicycle Users' Group, supporting all cyclists at the University.
Annual Cycle Event: ACE 2013 - we are currently looking for Route Guides
Are you an UMBUG Buddy? - find out more about offering to help or wanting help on finding a cycle route to work
On the first Wednesday of every month, volunteers start from numerous places around the region and guide new and experienced cyclists along safe routes to the University. The rides all join up centrally for a free breakfast where you can meet other cyclists, exchange ideas and hear the latest news. You can read more about the monthly cycle to work here. The next rides will be on:
- Wednesday 5 June (UoM)
- THURSDAY 20 JUNE - the Annual Cycle Event (details to follow)
- Wednesday 3 July (MMU)
Route Guide Guidance As part of the improvements to the monthly events & Buddies scheme some guide lines have been produced that outline the role of a Route Guide whilst appreciating the voluntary nature. Thanks to all for their continued support.
Annual bike event 2012 - over 500 cyclists, from across the Corridor Manchester partnership, celebrated all things cycling. Catch the various photographs taken
Further info on 2013 events will follow shortly.
Survey report available Back in April 2012 an online survey captured the thoughts of Corridor cyclists on the monthly cycle events. Thanks to the 279 who responded and responses have been analysed. Please read our final report
Sustainability at the University of Manchester. The University is committed to reducing its environmental impact and actively supports and promotes travel by sustainable means. Find out more about cycling on the University's sustainability web pages.
Student Union Bike Hire Scheme: Biko Bikes. Biko Bikes is a Student Union scheme whereby abandoned bicycles are donated by Security, refurbished and then hired out to students. Read more about Biko Bikes.
Good quality D-locks for only £15. The University has launched a new bike lock scheme which will enable all current staff and student cyclists to access good quality D-locks for only £15. Read more about the bike lock scheme. You can read about other University cycle security initiatives here. PLEASE NOTE: Due to staffing issues the bike lock and bike marking schemes are currently (from 8th April 2013) suspended and will reopen in summer 2013 (this website will be updated)
To contact UMBUG please email us at email@example.com.
You can follow UMBUG on Twitter.
You can join the UMBUG group on Facebook.
If you would like to join the University cyclists mailing list, you can either:
visit the subscription page and enter your details, or
email firstname.lastname@example.org with the word ’subscribe’ as the subject, and nothing in the body of the message (no signature). You will receive a confirmation email.
Each month, all those who sign up to the mailing list, start to follow us on Twitter, or join the Facebook group are entered into a prize draw to win a pretty decent D-lock courtesy of UMBUG. Recent prize winners