Cycle Security

D-lock scheme, University secure bike parking, tips for cyclists

The D-lock scheme

The University of Leicester has teamed-up with the Student's UnionLeicestershire Police and Masterlock to provide students with a discounted sold secure-rated D-lock in order to improve cycle security.

We advise you to register your bike with us on Immobilise and purchase a D-lock for just £12.

D-locks can be purchased online on shop.le.ac.uk. Currently you can collect your D-Lock from Shop! in the Student Union. You will need to show your email receipt and your ID card when collecting the lock.

Each D-lock features:

  • A hardened steel frame
  • Disc key for additional anti-pick protection
  • Anti-dust keyway protection
  • Carrier bracket for storage convenience
  • Insurance approval (Sold Secure, VDS, SSF)

University bike park

There is a free-to-use storage facility available for staff and students under the podium in front of the David Wilson Library. Entry is by access card and you will need to sign up with the online application form. We will automatically update your university access card and email you once this has been done.

Tips for cyclists

  • Always secure your bike, no matter how long you are leaving it for, by locking both wheels and the frame of the bike to an immovable object using a D-Lock.
  • Register your bike with the University of Leicester and gain access to the cycle store podium.
  • Avoid leaving your bike in dimly lit areas.
  • For additional protection, keep your bike locked while at home.

Visit the direct.gov site for further information.

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