Freewheelers

What is 'Freewheelers'?

'Freewheelers' is the MDXSU and Middlesex University free campus cycle hire scheme that will launch in January 2017.

Why should you hire a bicycle?

A recent study showed that any journey that is less than 8 miles in London is quicker and easier to do by bicycle. At Middlesex a lot of you live in the local area, either in private housing in Hendon or in halls of residence and cycling as a great way to get into University. As well as this, it also helps you in the following ways:

  • Keeping fit - cycling is a great low-impact exercise that lowers blood pressure, stress levels and has been proved to improve both mental health and the immune system!
  • It’s more sustainable - theres no toxic fuel involved in pedal power so it's great for the environment.
  • It saves students money - cycling to University could save up to £900 a year!

How do you hire a bicycle?

Since January 2017 bikes have been available to hire out on campus.

There are 12 bicycles located outside MDX House that you are able to take out for a day, or a week! Here's how you can start cycing on campus:

  1. Check if there are any bikes available in the hire racks.
  2. Head to the MDXSU Welcome Desk (downstairs in MDX House) to book out a bicycle. You can hire the bicycle for the day, or for a week.
  3. Agree and sign the Terms and Conditions of the Cycle Loan Scheme.
  4. Collect the key, check the bicycle is working, enjoy cycling and return it when promised.
  5. Bicycles are available to hire and return 5 days a week between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

The bicycles will be provided with lights and locks, you will be expected to bring your own helmet before hiring a bike.

Other information

The bicycles will be maintained by the local 'Kisharon Bus Stop Bikes' shop as follows:

  • A weekly visual inspection
  • A monthly service of each bicycle - these will happen on Thursdays and Fridays so bear with us whilst we fix the bikes for you! 
  • Repairs as and when you let us know that a bicycle needs it.

You can find the terms and conditions of the scheme that you will have to sign here.

All Middlesex students and staff are eligible for a 15% discount in Bus Stop Bikes.

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