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Informatics Student Tips

Informatics Student Tips

School of Informatics students give their tips on studying Computer Science and living in Edinburgh

Cycling at University

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Cycling is a very popular method of transport in Edinburgh as the city has a great cycling network. Listed here are some of the most helpful facilities and resources provided by the University for students who cycle.

Student Discounts

Local bike shops offer discounts for students, so . All you need to do is show your student matriculation card when making the purchase.

Discounts at local bike shops

Bike Parking

You can park your bike at a range of bike parking facilities across all the University campuses and certain halls of residence. You can find out if your accommodation has bike storage in the “Property Features” section of your accommodation. 

Bike parking around the University 

Free Bike Toolkit

If you experience any emergency bike problem (such as punctured tire), you can borrow a bike toolkit from the University for free, as long as you show your student matriculation card.

Free bike toolkit

Doctor Bike

If you need any minor bike repairs and maintenance advice, you can utilise Doctor Bike – a free and fully-qualified bike mechanic service available several times during the year.

Doctor Bike

Further Cycling Resources

Cycling at the University

Popular cycling trails in Edinburgh


Blog post originally written by Sraddheya Gurung, Informatics Communications Intern 2021.

Edited by Dimona Videnlieva, Informatics Communications Intern 2023.


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