The Cycle Hub | Kent Sport

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The Cycle Hub

Short-term bike hire on campus

The Cycle Hub is currently closed

The Cycle Hub is our bike hire facility on the Canterbury campus, providing short-term hire to all members. Hire a range of bikes for any type of ride and enjoy cycling around the campus or further.   

Bikes for hire

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Road bikes

Comfortable, efficient, and dynamic, these bikes eat miles for breakfast. Suitable for road use only.

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Mountain bikes

Designed for ‘off-road’ cycling, but also suitable for comfortable trail and road cycling.

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Hybrid bikes

A general-purpose bike for a wide range of riding conditions. Their stability, comfort and ease of use makes them a popular choice.

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Tyler Hill cycle route

Explore the glorious Kent countryside close to campus

Other popular routes

Clowes Wood

Following the Crab and Winkle way, this route takes you on a lap around Clowes Woods.


Beginning with a downhill ride to Westgate Gardens, the route follows the Great Stour to Chartham.


Follow the Crab and Winkle way towards the beautiful seaside town of Whitstable.

How to book

To hire a bike, call us on 01227 827 223 or visit The Pavilion reception. 

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking to check in, so that you can enjoy your hire period to the full.

Bike rental is available in two, four and eight hour slots. Please book early as numbers are limited.   

Bike rental is free for Premium Plus and Premium members in two, four and eight hour slots. Rental is also available to Plus, Pay to Play and non-members, with a hire fee

Cycle Hub opening hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm. Last hire 5pm. 
  • Saturdays, 9am to 5.30pm. Last hire 3pm.