Norwich is very easy to navigate by bicycle.
We have spent over £1 million on cycle infrastructure over the last 10 years. This investment has ensured that the campus now has over 3,600 cycle parking spaces, and improved lighting and CCTV on the cross-valley link. We recommend using a D-lock to lock your bicycle to a cycle rack.
Local Cycle Routes
Norwich has seven colour-coded cycle routes known as pedalways. These key routes – totalling 58 miles – have been colour coded on a Norwich cycle map and corresponding stickers have been placed along the routes to help cyclists find their way.
Pink Pedalway Route
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital to Heartsease
UEA is located on the Pink Pedalway route, an eight-mile cycling route which crosses the city from the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and UEA, through the city centre, to Heartsease and Broadland. View the route on the Norwich Cycle Map.
In June 2016, Norfolk County Council was awarded funding as part of the Department of Transport’s Sustainable Travel Transition Year.
The Pushing Ahead project is built on existing partnerships including UEA and successful active travel initiatives to maximise the use of the current and planned investment into infrastructure for walking and cycling.
Cycling to Norwich City Centre
The quickest way to get to the city centre from UEA by bike is along the Pink Pedalway:
- Along Avenues Road
- Across Unthank Road
- Along Essex Street
- Along Vauxhall Street, in front of Jenny Lind Park
- Through Chapelfield Gardens
You can also pick up the Green Pedalway down Earlham Road and through Pottergate.
There are over 300 Beryl Bikes located at 70 Beryl Bays across Norwich. Four of those bays are on campus, outside:
- Dr Bike
- Britten House
- Hickling House
To use a Beryl Bike, simply download the app , find a bike near you and unlock it. Enjoy the ride, then park in a Beryl Bay or in a considerate location of your choice.
Beryl Bikes can be rented on a 'pay as you ride' basis. You can also pay for unlimited rides for 24 hours, or purchase bundles of ride minutes. For more information, visit the Beryl Bikes website.
You may have concerns about the possibility of the shared bikes spreading coronavirus, as they are used by various people throughout the day. We recommend wiping the handlebars with an antibacterial wipe before using a Beryl Bike, and sanitising your hands before and after each journey.
Find out more about what Beryl are doing to protect their users and what they are asking of their users in return to help keep bikes available for those who rely on them.
Locked Cycle Storage
Almost 20% of UEA staff and students regularly cycle to campus to make use of cycle ways and covered cycle storage.
We offer spaces in locked cycle compounds free-of-charge on a first come, first served basis. These are useful to store cycle attire and accessories securely, offering cyclists extra peace of mind while working or studying on campus.
Padlocks are not provided.
Advice for cyclists from THINK! cycle safety campaign:
- You must not cycle on a pavement, unless there is a marked, dedicated cycle path. This is UK law
- Look and signal to show drivers what you plan to do. Make eye contact where possible
- Avoid riding up the inside of vehicles, as you might not be seen. If a vehicle is indicating to the left hang back at the junction to reduce the risk of a collision
- At night your cycle must have white front and red rear lights lit. It must also be fitted with a red rear reflector. This is UK law
- Wear high-visibility and reflective clothing and accessories at all times
- Wear a correctly fitted cycle helmet that is securely fastened and conforms to current regulations