Old bikes

Sarunas Iljeitis submitted on

Tuesday 4th July 2017



I was just wondering what happens to old bikes that get left in the campus or storage facilities? Does the university staff just throw them away or it is possible to buy them for a few pennies since they are usually in terrible condition..




Let's keep this space positive and respectful! Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions, but please remember to keep the conversation friendly and avoid any offensive comments.

Isabella Camilleri submitted on

Thursday 27th July 2017


Hi Sarunas,

The University already has a scheme in place to recover abaondoned bicycles from the storage facilities - Unicycle. They repair bicycles and sell them to students and staff for a small fee. Any bicyles that cannot be repaired are recycled for parts. This scheme also works with the council to try and improve cycle lanes around the city. Here is Unicycle's Facebook page if you are interested: https://www.facebook.com/sotontransport/

I hope this answers your question. 

Many thanks,

Sam - VP Welfare