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Cycling: UniCycles at Warwick

An enjoyable way to get across campus

Warwick's UniCycles scheme, run in partnership with nextbike, is a bike hire scheme available to all staff and students. Whether you pay an annual subscription or pay-as-you-go, you'll have access to one of 100 bikes situated on our campus.

If you want to spend more time exploring or exercising, you can make additional payments to go that little bit further. Want to pedal elsewhere in the world? Through our partnership with NextBike, your UniCycles subscription means you can pick up and drop off bikes in a string of international cities.

Register for UniCycles

Registration is quick and easy:

  1. Go to the nextbike registration page.
  2. Sign up using your email address, and selecting University of Warwick as the partner for a discounted subscription.

Get the Nextbike app:

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Renting a bike

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Register at to get your PIN. Use your email address to get discounted rates. Activate your account using the email link.

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Start hire using any of these three options:
Enter bike number
Receive 4 digit code
Enter code into bike
Bike Computer
Enter mobile OR
Tap nextbike card
Enter 6 digit PIN
Call 020 8166 9851
Receive 4 digit code
Enter code into bike
Release lock from front fork and secure in basket.

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You can temporarily park your bike away from a nextbike rack by pushing the lock bolt through the front wheel fork (ensure lock is fully engaged) and press C on the bike's keypad. Your hire time will continue whilst the bike is parked. To unlock the bike and continue riding, enter the 4 digit code again and press OK.

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To end hire push bike into a nextbike rack. Secure bike by pushing the lock cable through the rack and front wheel fork. End hire on bike computer only. Wait for ‘RETURNED’ message to avoid extra charges. If station is full please secure to a fixed object nearby and inform customer services.


Regular fare
(£0 annually)
(£25 per academic year or £10 per term)
First 30 min per ride £1 Free of charge
Every additional 30 min £1 £0.50
5h – 24h £10 £5

Regular fare users are required to pay a credit deposit of £1.00 to validate the card details provided.

Reliable bikes. Reliably located.

There are 18 UniCycles stations on campus:

  • Westwood Residences
  • Bluebell Residences
  • University House
  • Lakeside Residences
  • Library Road
  • Warwick Sports Centre
  • Rootes Grocery Store
  • Gibbet Hill Campus
  • Claycroft Residences
  • The Bus Interchange
  • Arthur Vick
  • Tocil
  • Cryfield
  • WBS
  • Sherbourne
  • Argent Court
  • Millburn House
  • Canley Railway Station (coming soon)
UniCycles map


Please make sure to bring a cycle helmet when you rent one of our bikes, and take care on the roads and paths around campus - we don't want anyone to get hurt!


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