Cycling to UCC2017-10-20T15:47:07+00:00

Cycling is an ideal means of transport to cover short and medium distances in the city. Given the fact of traffic congestion in peak hours, cycling can even be quicker than a car trip. It is environmental and wallet friendly, and your health may benefit from a little exercise.

UCC aims at improving conditions for cyclists on and around campus. Parking facilities are provided at all major UCC buildings (see UCC Campus Bike Parking Map). Nevertheless, there is still room for improvement at one or the other location. So bicycle parking facilities on Campus are systematically being addressed, improved and extended.

Together with Cork City Council, UCC is working on the installation of bicycle routes to College in order to make cycling to UCC safer and more comfortable.

Cycling on UCC Campus:

  • Cyclists are permitted to enter all Campus areas.
  • Pedestrians, however, have absolute priority on Campus, so cyclists are asked to cycle carefully and at slow speed.
  • Bicycles must only be parked at designated parking facilities provided.
  • All bicycles are left at owner’s risk.

Read the full UCC Campus Cycling Policy.

For purchase, maintenance or repair of bicycles, click here to find a list of Bicycle Shops in Cork  (external link to

UCC Buildings and Estates operate a communal bike hire scheme for UCC staff members, called UCC CampusBike. It provides all UCC members of staff with access to a bicycle for hourly use during the working day. A number of bicycles are available at various locations around the greater UCC Campus.

At present, 14 bicycles are available at the Main Campus (4), Brookfield (2), Western Gateway (1), the ERI (2), the North Mall (Enterprise Centre, 2), Lee Maltings / Tyndall (2) and College View (Workshops, 1). More bikes will become available shortly.

The scheme is open to all UCC staff members, however they first need to register and agree to the Conditions of Use(see below). The completed Registration form, along with a photocopy of the staff ID, shall be sent to UCC Buildings and Estates. Both registration and the use of the service are free of charge.

UCC CampusBike started as a demonstration project in March 2011, supported by the Department of Transport’s SmarterTravel fund.

For any further information, contact

UCC’s Cycle-to-Work (Employer Bicycle) Scheme started in September 2009. Thanks to the Government’s tax relief scheme, employees can save income tax and PRSI on the purchase of a bicycle and related safety equipment, when they buy it through their employer and the price is deducted from their salaries over a maximum of 12 months. Condition is that the bicycle must primarily be used for the commute to work (or parts thereof) or travel between work places. Since the beginning of the scheme UCC has issued in excess of 1000 Bicycles to its staff members.

Please see the full list of current UCC Agresso approved and OGP approved suppliers below.
To avail of this scheme, please fill out the application form below and forward to the main Buildings & Estates office. If you have any queries at all please contact the Buildings & Estates Office on 021 4901872.

The scheme operates on an ongoing basis.

If you use a UCC Agresso Approved Supplier the turnaround on application is processed quickly, however an application put through an OGP Approved Supplier that is not on our Agresso Approved Supplier list can take up to 3 months.   In addition, please note when purchasing a bike from any Halfords store it can take a minimum of 6 – 8 weeks to process an application.

The Coca Cola Zero rent-a-bike scheme is now up and running in Cork. 31 Bike stations are located throughout the city. 300 bikes provide a healthy and convenient means of transport (often quicker than the bus).  The service is available all year 7 days a week, from 5am to 12.30am. Annual subscription costs just €10 and the first half hour of every journey is free.

Registration can be done on-line at:

Coca-Cola Zero Bikes App is also available on the app store and google play store.