The Campus facilities pages lists what is available to cyclists at the Harwell Oxford Campus. The lists detail cycle stands, showering and changing facilities. Most facilities are only available to people who work at the building or company detailed, but it does give an overall view of the campus and possible areas for improvement.
If you know of any facilities not listed or a change in status of the facility please contact HarBUG to keep the website up to date.
HarBUG would like to see and campaigns for improved cycling facilities with covered secure cycle stands, changing areas, showers, lockers and drying rooms.
The cycle stands are generally one of three types:
|1) Sheffield Style (HarBUG preferred type).
An hoop style stand. Each hoop can accommodate two cycles, which lean against the hoop and allow the front wheel and cycle frame to be locked easily.
|| 2) Gutter Style
Cycle wheels are placed in the ‘gutter’ section and is generally locked around the front wheel but with an extra long lock the cycle frame can be secured. These types of stands put pressure on the wheel rims and can damage the wheels especially on racing bikes. Some mountain bike tyres will not fit into the ‘gutter’ section. Many cyclists lean their bikes against the ‘gutter’ section and lock the cycle to the frame of the stand to avoid any damage to cycles. HarBUG does not recommend this type of stand for new cycle stands and would like to see all stands of this type replaced with Sheffield style stands over time.
||3) Vee Style.
The front or rear wheel of the cycle is positioned in vee type bracket and then the cycle is locked around the wheel It is difficult to get a lock long enough to secure the frame if locking the front wheel. These types of stand can damage wheels; twisting pressure is put on the wheel being secured in the stand unless the bike is left perfectly balanced, a knock from another cycle or a strong gust of wind is enough to put pressure on the wheel. HarBUG does not recommend this type of stand for new cycle stands and would like to see all stands of this type replaced with Sheffield style stands over time.