The Active Ride scheme is currently taking a break whilst we make important upgrades over the summer. It will be back bigger and better than before for Semester A 2024/25.

Explore campus on two wheels with our FREE cycle hire scheme.
Visit one of our hub locations below to hire out a bike today!

Welcome to your free to use on-campus bike hire scheme.
You are able to hire one of our Active Ride bikes for up to 12 hours at a time, all completely free of charge!

Our bike collection and drop-off points are located here:

Hub locations

Open from

Return by

After hours key drop-off

The Oval Reception: College Lane campus

Monday-Sunday: 9am



Hertfordshire Sports Village Reception: de Havilland campus

Monday-Friday: 7am

Saturday-Sunday: 8am






Your step-by-step guide to hiring an Active Ride bike:
1. Simply come into one of our hub locations listed above to check we have a bike available to hire.
2. Our friendly Reception Team in our hubs will allocate you a bike and give you a key with a fob so you can find the bike with the same number in our bike racks. 
3. Scan the QR code either at the hub collection point or on the bike to book your bike out for up to 12 hours.
4. Enjoy your bike! Remember you can cycle around campus or the local area.
5. Return the bike within the 12 hour return period to not incur any charges.


After hours bike and key drop-off:
If you need to return your bike outside of our hub opening hours, you can return your bike to one of our drop-off points and post the key into one of our drop-off boxes located outside the main entrance of either hub.

Got questions about our Active Ride bike hire scheme?
Hopefully we have answered any question you might have in our FAQ's HERE

Terms and conditions are avaliable to download here:

Active Ride Terms & Conditions