There are bike racks and secure cycle storage on all campuses. To get access to these storage areas, speak to a member of security staff at a campus reception. You will need to show your student or staff card, and they will provide you with a unique access code.
There are pumps and puncture repair kits kept with the security team at each campus reception if you ever need them. There are also bike tools available near to the secure stores at each campus. If you need help fixing your bike, we regularly hold Dr Bike sessions on campus, where you can get it checked over by a professional mechanic for free - check out ecsa.scot/events to see if there are any upcoming sessions.
All campuses have showers available for students to use. More information about cycling facilities can be found in the College's Sustainability team's campus-specific leaflets:
Getting a cheap bike
If you want to buy a cheap bike to get you around town, you should consider buying secondhand. Secondhand bikes will be much better value for money than a new bike of the same price. Here is a list of places to try when looking for a secondhand bike:
- The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, EH9 1UU
- Wee Spoke Hub,13 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG
- Pedal Forth, 17 East Cromwell Street, EH6 6HD
- Soul Cycles, 1 Brougham Place, EH3 9HW
- Eastside Bikes, 1 Cadzow Place, EH7 5SN
- Velow Bikeworks, 19 Windsor Place, EH15 2AJ
There are also a few schemes that provide free bikes:
More help to get you cycling
Cycling Scotland have this very useful cycling guide you can read that covers all the basics, like what type of bike is best for you, how to handle different junctions, and how to lock your bike securely.
We also have free hi-viz materials and lights available for cyclists. Just come to your nearest ECSA office to collect these items.