Locking / Parking facilities

The following sites are available for staff and students to secure their cycles around the University. Please be advised, cycles are not permitted to be stored within University buildings at any stage:

Cycle Parking / Locking location at Queen's University Belfast
SiteBuilding/LocationDescription
Main Rear of Administration Building 10 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main Front of entrance to International and Postgraduate Student Centre 11 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main Rear of International and Postgraduate Student Centre (opposite front entrance to The McClay Library) 12 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main Rear of The McClay Library 8 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main Front entrance to The McClay Library  15 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main Off University Square (towards Old Library) 4 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main Old Physics / Archway 4 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main South Dining Hall 5 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main Peter Froggatt Centre 5 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main College Park East 10 x 'Sheffield' stands
Main Cloisters / Car park 10 x 'Sheffield' stands
Ashby At entrance to Ashby Annex (Lab block) 12 x 'Sheffield' stands
Bernard Crossland Front of Bernard Crossland Building 5 x 'Sheffield' stands
DKB Stranmillis road 10 x 'Sheffield' stands
DKB Internal Quad Area 14 x 'Sheffield' stands
MBC Front of Whitla Medical Building 4 x 'Sheffield' stands
MBC Front of the MBC Building 15 x 'Sheffield' stands
MBC Front of School of Pharmacy 3 x 'Sheffield' stands
Elmwood Adajacent to Geography Building 5 x 'sheffield' stands
Students Union Main entrance off University Road 15 x 'sheffield' stands
PEC Opposite main entrance 30 x 'Sheffield' stands
Chlorine Gardens Architecture Building  5 x 'Sheffield' stands
ECIT Opposite main entrance 15 x 'Sheffield' stands

 

Security Tips

  • Where possible, always use the University cycle stands provided on campus. Grills and gates can be cut with bolt cutters; if you lock up to a short post, determined thieves may unbolt the sign and lift the bike up and off the post
  • Be sure to secure the frame, and not just the wheels, to a cycle stand. If you only secure the wheels, a thief may steal the bike and leave the wheels behind
  • Invest in a good quality lock; D or U locks offer the most protection
  • Remember - lock it or lose it - further tips for security locks
  • When buying a bike, budget for security.

Get insurance

An easy way to do this is to extend your home contents insurance to cover your bicycle, but make sure it covers you for thefts outside the home. If your bicycle is particularly valuable you may need to insure it separately.

Keep a record of your frame number

Without it, the PSNI wont be able to reunite a recovered bike with you, the owner. You can also register your frame number online at  www.bikeregister.com