Norwich is very easy to navigate by bicycle.
Cycling to campus or walking has many health benefits and could be a less stressful way of getting to campus.
Going by bike or on foot for short journeys can be less time consuming when you factor in finding a parking space or sitting in traffic.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to cycle somewhere that isn't connected by a pedalway, plan your route using the Cycling UK journey planner or CycleStreets journey planner.
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.
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 to offer cyclists extra peace of mind while working or studying on campus. The spaces for the compounds are on a first come, first served basis. Bike locks are not provided but can be purchased from The Lodge on campus. There are also cycle lockers within the ZICER compound available to store cycle attire and accessories securely. 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
We have Dr Bike based on campus to help you with all your bike maintenance needs.
The campus-wide Bicycle User Group (BUG) has started back up and will act as a focus group and ideas forum for the cycling community.
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If you’re a current member of the university, you can view more information on Travel and Transport's page on My UEA (log in required).