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UBU has a number of well maintained, quality bikes available to hire for students and staff. All our bikes are 21 speed hybrids equipped with a D-lock and front and rear lights for a great commute. We also have a limited number of e-bikes for hire by staff and students with a physical impairment, on a short term basis.


£50 deposit for hybrid bike hire

£100 deposit for ebike hire (staff and disabled students only).


You must read and agree to the terms and conditions below to hire a bike


Hire Agreement Unregulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974


1. Hiring

The Bicycle is the property of the University of Bradford Union of Students (UBU). This agreement covers the terms and conditions of your hire of the bicycle for the agreed hire period.

2. Key Information

Hire fee and Hire Period: Bikes are hired out free of charge with a deposit of £100 payable on the date of the hire of the bike.

Retail Value of Bicycles:

Mongoose Crossway hybrid: £200

Raleigh Motus Electric Bike: £2000.

Security Deposit: A deposit of £50 is payable on hiring the hybrid bike. A deposit of £100 is payable on hiring the ebike. The deposit will be refunded to you upon the return of the bicycle in accordance with Conditions 3 and 6.

Insurance: Whilst insurance is not mandatory, you are strongly recommended to check that you have adequate insurance to cover your liability under Condition 3 below.

Your rights: This agreement is non-cancellable. Additionally, this Agreement is unregulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (the "Act") and you will not therefore have the benefit of the protection and the remedies that would be available under the Act if this Agreement were a regulated Agreement under the Act. If you are in any doubt as to the consequences of the Agreement not being regulated by the Act you should contact either your local Trading Standards Department or your nearest Citizens' Advice Bureau.

3. Your Obligations

You will:

  1. Not damage or tamper with the Bicycle;
  2. Carry out any required basic maintenance on the Bicycle to keep it in satisfactory and safe working condition through the duration of your hire;
  3. Utilise a local bicycle repair shop or charity such as the Capital of Cycling, for any maintenance and repairs if required through the duration of your hire;
  4. Keep the Bicycle in your possession;
  5. Store the bicycle indoors or in a secure cycle storage facility overnight.
  6. Lock the bicycle to a fixed and immobile object using “D” shackle locks when not in use or when parked
  7. Permit our representatives access to the Bicycle at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspecting, repairing or removing it;
  8. Repay UBU for loss of or damage to the Bicycle whilst in your possession however caused, and notify us immediately of any such loss or damage;
  9. Return the Bicycle at the end of the Hire Period on the agreed return date as determined by the Hire period and date of hire (see “Hire fee and Hire period” under “Section 2. Key Information” of this document);
  10. Be liable to incur late fees deducted from your security deposit at a rate of £5 a week in the event of failure to return the Bicycle at the end of your hire period;
  11. Not sell or dispose of the Bicycle and will not allow it to be seized in satisfaction of your debts or for any other legal process and will indemnify us against all losses, costs, claims, damage and expenses howsoever occasioned by your breach;
  12. This bike will be only for personal use by the hirer (e.g. commuting to University) and is not to be used for any commercial purposes. UBU reserve the right to terminate this bike hire agreement with no prior notice if the hirer is found to be using this UBU hire bike for any commercial purposes. The hirer will also be subject to any charges to cover the cost of any damage which has been caused as a result of the bike being used for commercial purposes.

4. Breach of Agreement

If you breach this Agreement or suffer a bankruptcy order to be presented against you or call any meeting of your creditors or execute any assignment for their benefit, we may, after due notice, terminate this Agreement and you will no longer be in possession of the Bicycle with our consent.

5. Termination of Agreement

This Agreement will terminate at the end of the hire period set out in this Agreement in “Section 2, Key information”.

6. Return of the Bicycle

Upon termination of this Agreement (i.e. the end of the hire period) you will return the Bicycle, to the UBU in good condition. Fair wear and tear is expected, the extent of which is determined by UBU staff. You will be expected to pay for parts which are been determined to have been damaged or used beyond fair wear and tear - for example through neglect, mistreatment or loss, and for associated labour to undertake these required repairs or replacement of parts.

Any amounts due must be paid before or on the date of termination. On return of the Bicycle under Conditions 3 and 6 we will repay the security deposit to you.

Failure to return the Bicycle at the end of your hire period will incur late fees deducted from your security deposit at a rate of £5 a week.

7. Assignment

We shall be entitled at any time to assign the benefit of this Agreement provided that this does not detrimentally affect your rights under it. You may not transfer your obligations under this Agreement.

Terms and conditions

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Memberships paid to UBU are non-refundable. This includes fees for our registered societies, sports and media. Members of UBU are subject to the Code of Conduct, and memberships may be revoked by Executives, Committees or Council in the case of breach of any terms and conditions. Refunds can be requested though will only be issued if agreed by the respective Governing body. These memberships are available to all current UoB students. Availability for UBU Associate members is on the discretion of the respective Governing body. For more information, please contact

Important Sports Membership Information

Please head to Unique Fitness and Lifestyle to show your confirmation email to complete registration including filling out the health and safety form. Please also bring along your student card.