Cycling is one of the most efficient transportation modes to access the University and is ideal for short to moderate journeys.
Maynooth University is committed to making the University a cycle friendly campus, providing covered cycle shelters and endeavoring to increase cycle lanes in and around the campus. The shower facilities at the sports hall, museum and the KC changing rooms are available from 8.00am.
Getting out of your car and onto your bike will not only help reduce traffic congestion and improve the environment on campus, it will make you healthier as well. Cycling reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and lowers cholesterol. It also helps tone up calves, thighs, and hips and can burn off calories at a rate of up to 700 per hour!
You will be amazed at the distance a 15-20 minute cycle will achieve.
This map shows average cycling times to access the University: Maynooth University Cycle Times
New Cycle Clinic
Located at the cycle shelter beside the Phoenix Restaurant
Every second Wednesday during term time, The Cycle Clinic will be on campus to look after all your cycling needs. Repairs, sales, trade ups, servicing, parts and advice will be available.
Dates/Times of operation 2nd semester 2018
31/01/2018 - 10.00am to 2.00pm
14/02/2018 - 10.00am to 2.00pm
28/02/2018 - 10.00am to 2.00pm
14/03/2018 - 10.00am to 2.00pm
11/04/2018 - 10.00am to 2.00pm
25/04/2018 - 10.00am to 2.00pm
• Brake adjustment
• Set Gears
• Lube cables & chain
• Tourch all bolts
• Check tyre pressure
• Wash bike
Price: €15 – €20
Same as basic plus
• Wheel truing
• Replace cables if required
Price: €25 – €35
Puncture Repair new tube (fitted): Price: €7
• Brake cable replacement: Price €6
• Gear cable replacement: Price: €6
• Bottom bracket replacement: Price: €30 – €35
• Bearing replacement, Headset & Bottom bracket: Price: €15 – €20 each
• Wheel straightening: Price: €5 – €10
• Raleigh Mountain bike tyre (free fitting): Price: €15
• Road tyres (free fitting): Price: €20 – €35
We offer free tyre pressure checks
Second-hand bikes available
We also have a range second-hand bicycles which are fully cleaned and serviced, and can be bought from our mobile unit. Prices from €50 to €99.
You can also trade in your own bicycle against any of our new and second-hand bikes.
Discounts available on all of our clothing lines and accessories.
We have vast experience at bicycle restoration, so if you have an old bike why not talk to us about restoring it to it's former glory. Come over and talk to us regarding all your cycling requirements.
We also cater for the cycle to work scheme.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Maynooth University is delighted to be participating in the Cycle to Work Scheme. This is open to all permanent full/part time staff and to staff on fixed term contracts. You could save up to staggering 49.5% on the cost of purchasing a bike through this scheme. See HR for further details.
Cycle repair kits are located across the campus:
- Security Room (Nth. Campus)
- Traffic Management Office (Nth.. Campus)
- Campus Service Office (Sth. Campus)
- Security Room (Sth. Campus)
- Students Union (Nth. Campus)
Cycle Repair Stand
The cycle repair stand is located in the cycle shelter between the Bio-Science Building and the Phoenix Restaurant on the nth. campus. The stand will help facilitate with small repairs to your bike that will allow you to get on your way.