Registration: If you keep a bicycle in Cambridge, University Regulations require that it must be registered; you can do this at the Porters’ Lodge. You will be issued with a weatherproof sticker displaying the College and your unique ID number which you should stick to your cycle on the upper section of the main frame as soon as possible. Unregistered bikes left on College grounds may be culled and disposed of.
Security: Cycle thefts are common in Cambridge so it is unwise to bring an expensive bike for getting around Cambridge. Ensure you always lock your bicycle securely; a “D” style lock is recommended.
Cycle parking in College: Bicycles parked within the College precincts must only be left in the cycle racks, not propped against walls, and should always be locked securely. Racks are located opposite Red Buildings, along the side of the Chapel, behind Orchard Building and by Foundress Court.
There is no indoor storage for bicycles. No bicycle is to be stored on any staircase, hallway or in any College or hostel room.
Cycles must not be left against the College walls in Trumpington Street or Pembroke Street so as to obstruct the free passage of pedestrians. Cycles offending against these rules will be removed. Cycles must not be ridden within the main College site. Contravention of this rule attracts a fine.
High Specification bikes – There is very limited indoor storage available to Pembroke students cycling for Cambridge University Cycling Club who wish to store a high specification bike. Please contact the Tutorial Office for further information.
Cycling is an easy and convenient way of getting around Cambridge, and the following general safety advice should be followed:
- Always obey road traffic regulations as they apply to cyclists.
- Ensure you take all care possible when cycling in Cambridge, it is a very congested area among thousands of other cyclists and traffic
- Where possible use cycle lanes/paths.
- Riding at night without front and back lights is illegal and dangerous. Ensure that you have functioning cycle lights with you and spare batteries if required.
- When cycling at night, be seen – wear bright and reflective clothing will assist.
- Wear a cycle helmet – many cycling deaths are caused due to head injuries.
- Cycling after drinking alcohol is dangerous, as is using your mobile phone or wearing headphones whilst cycling.
- Ensure that your bike is well maintained / serviced.