Update: The 2012/2013 Cycle Surgery programme shown below
Update: The Cycle Surgery receives an award in the 'Best Sustainable Travel Event' category in the West of England Travel Plan Awards.
The Cycle Surgery takes place each year courtesy of the Student Sustainability Society - BUST and the University Sustainability Team.
Each surgery will take place on a Wednesday between 1pm and 4pm (unless stated otherwise below), and run by Taylored Cycles. The surgeries will be located in the corner of the Hawthorns car park for the Autumn and Spring months and then move to the grassed area opposite Senate House for the Summer months.
Autumn Term (Hawthorns):
|3 October 2012 (10:00 - 17:00, Bike UK, Bristol)||14 November 2012|
|17 October 2012||28 November 2012|
31 October 2012
|12 December 2012|
Spring Term (Hawthorns):
|16 January 2013||27 February 2013|
|29 January 2013 (Tuesday)||13 March 2013|
|13 February 2013|
Spring Term extension (Hawthorns):
|27 March 2013||10 April 2013|
Summer Term (Grassed area):
|24 April 2013||29 May 2013|
|1 May 2013||5 June 2013|
|8 May 2012||12 June 2013|
|15 May 2013||19 June 2013|
|22 May 2013|
Summer months extension (Grassed area):
|3 July 2013||14 August 2013|
|17 July 2013||28 August 2013|
|31 July 2013||11 September 2013|
The Cycle Surgery has been developed to help address the situation where small problems with bicycles present major obstacles and where removing these obstacles has a major impact. The Cycle Surgery helped 266 students and staff over the nine week pilot project carried out in 2008/09, around 330 in 2009/10, 500 in 2010/11 and 600 in 2011/2012. Bikes were brought for services and minor problem fixing, free of charge. Any parts that needed replacing were paid for by staff and students, with the labour being provided free of charge by the mechanic.
A major aim of the Surgery is to transfer skills onto cyclists, diffusing the confidence and knowledge needed to maintain bikes throughout the University. With the continuation of the Surgery, funded by the Sustainability team, we foresee the benefits to be as follows:
Our overall aim is to continue to increase awareness of and participation in cycling within the University, to transfer useful skills to cyclists, to support the University’s sustainable transport initiatives and to encourage engagement in environmental and sustainability issues.