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.

The Doctor Bike mechanic will provide:
  • a free bike safety inspection
  • fixing of minor problems on the spot (brakes, gear problems, punctures)
  • advice on best practice for looking after your bike

Doctor Bike Sessions are completely free to all University of Edinburgh staff and students (you may be asked to show your staff ID or student matriculation card) and are provided throughout the year across all of the main University sites. NHS staff at the hospital sites can also use the service.

BikeRegister & D-locks

Subject to availability, staff from the University's Transport Office and/or Security Section usually attend Dr Bike sessions to provide free bike security marking to University students and staff.  At the events they also sell D-locks at cost-price for just £21.

Doctor Bike visits the Central Area approximately monthly, and is located outside the Visitors' Centre near Bristo Square. All events take place from 12pm to 2pm. The dates for Summer 2024 are:

  • 4 June 2024
  • 2 July 2024

Doctor Bike at the King's Buildings takes place approximately monthly, and is located outside the Nucleus Building from 12pm to 2pm. Dates for Summer 2024 are:

  • 6 June 2024
  • 4 July 2024
  • 1 August 2024

Doctor Bike at Easter Bush usually takes place around twice a semester, located outside the Roslin Institute from 12pm to 2pm. Dates for Summer 2024 are:

  • 12 June 2024
  • 10 July 2024

Doctor Bike takes place monthly, in Hospital Square from 12pm to 2pm (or behind Chancellor's Building in poor weather), then outside Building Nine from 2:30pm to 3.30pm.

Staff from the NHS and other organisations working on the BioQuarter site are also welcome to use this service.

Dates for Summer 2024 are:

  • 30 May 2024
  • 27 June 2024
  • 25 July 2024
  • 29 August 2024

Doctor Bike take place approximately twice a semester, in the car park next to the Anne Ferguson Building from 12pm to 2pm.

NHS staff are also welcome to use these services.

Dates for Summer 2024 are:

  • 5 June 2024
  • 9 July 2024
  • 7 August 2024

Doctor Bike takes place approximately monthly, and is located outside the JMCC. Times can vary depending on the time of year.

Dates and times for Summer 2024 are:

  • 26 June 2024, 1pm to 3pm
  • 24 July 2024, 1pm to 3pm