Cycling at UWS
Bike facilities on campus
UWS is continuing to update its cycling facilities on all campuses. Bike parking locations are marked on each of the campus maps.
Bike parking and shower locations for each campus are listed below:
|Building 18 - men's and women's bathrooms|
|Building 30, level 1|
UWS Connect Gym (Building 27)*
Building G1 (opposite car park P17)**
|Stable Square (Building K4) - men's and women's change rooms and showers|
Building C27, room 3
UWS Connect Gym (Building K27)*
|Nirimba (Blacktown)|| |
|Parramatta||Building EN Riverside Bar || |
Building U ground floor bathrooms
UWS Connect Gym* (Building L)
Accessible toilet, Building L
Building Y, level 3, male and female bathrooms
|Werrington South |
Building BJ, lower ground floor (under repair)
Building BD near Gym
|Werrington North |
Building AD lowerground entrance**
5 men's and 5 women's showers
* use requires gym membership or a fee.
** may damage bicycles with narrow wheels
Maps and Guides for cycling to uni on each campus:
Bicycle lockers are available at Revesby and East Hills Stations.
The Fairfield-Liverpool Cycleways (opens in a new window) provide off-road shared paths and low traffic routes to the Bankstown campus.
Cycling options in the area include Quakers Hill Parkway to Doonside Crescent - a 3Km low difficulty path. For more information, please see Blacktown City Council cycle network map [PDF 236Kb] (opens in a new window).
The Westlink M7 shared pedestrian and cyclist path is approximately 40km long and runs between Camden Valley Way at Prestons and Old Windsor Road at Glenwood. It is an off-road four metre wide path separated from the motorway traffic. Stop numbers 48 and 49 at Quakers Hill are the closest to the Blacktown campus. For more information, please see Westlink M7 cycle map and guide (opens in a new window).
Bicycle lockers (opens in a new window) are available at Macarthur Station (located on Menangle Rd on the ground level in car park and near the pedestrian overpass to the station) and Campbelltown Station (located on Hurley St next to the station entrance and Farrow Rd Car Park).
Bicycle lockers are located at East Richmond and Richmond Stations.
The Penrith-Windsor-Blue Mountains cycleway map [PDF 153Kb](opens in a new window) provides options for cycling to the Hawkesbury campus. Routes include on-road and shared paths.
The Westmead and Parramatta by bike map [PDF 153Kb](opens in a new window) provides several options for cycling to the Parramatta campus. Routes include on-road and shared paths.
On campus shower facilities are located in the lower ground floor of Building EA and EG. Please see campus safety and security in building EA for access to these facilities and conditions of use.
Off campus secure bicycle parking with shower and locker change rooms are operated by Parramatta City Council in Erby and Horwood Place car parks (opens in a new window) Parramatta CBD and provide an easy option for those wanting to increase fitness and save money travelling to campus.
Bicycle lockers are located at Penrith Interchange [PDF 139Kb](opens in a new window) and St Mary's Interchange [PDF 240Kb] (opens in a new window). Bicycle parking is also available at Kingswood and Werrington Stations.
The Penrith-Windsor-Blue Mountains cycle-ways map [PDF 153Kb](opens in a new window) provides options for cycling to the Penrith campus. Routes include on-road and shared paths.
The Westmead and Parramatta by bike map [PDF 153Kb](opens in a new window) provides several options for cycling to the Westmead Precinct. Routes include on-road and shared paths.
For further information on cycling maps and cycling in Western Sydney, visit Cycling Connecting Communities (opens in a new window). To purchase a second hand bicycle contact Western Sydney Cycling Network (opens in a new window).
Stay safe while riding
Get your bike checked
Make sure your bicycle is in proper working order and set up correctly for you. If you're not sure, take it to a bike shop for a check-up. Developing a relationship with your local bike shop will give you access to specialist advice and they can answer your common cycling questions.
Be seen and stay safe
When riding you should always wear bright clothing and leave one metre between you and car doors. High visibility vests are a cheap and easy way to stand out when riding.
For more tips, check out the links below:
- what to wear when riding (opens in a new window)
- high quality bicycle locks (opens in a new window)
- report bike theft or vandalism to Campus Safety and Security
Tips for enjoying your ride to uni
Improve your cycle skills
If you don't have a lot of riding experience or you haven't been riding for a while, it's useful to develop your riding and maintenance skills.
Develop your skills and boost your confidence through Cycling Proficiency Courses, or going for a ride with some friends or a local Bicycle User Group (BUG). UWS has a BUG comprising of students and staff who regularly ride to and around campus.
» Get more information about proficiency courses (opens in a new window)
» Find your local Bicycle User Group (opens in a new window)
» Get information about the UWS Bicycle User Group by contacting the UWS Transport Planning Manager, Paul Falzon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start slow and enjoy riding at your own place
Regular riding will improve your fitness over time. Start slowly, do what feels comfortable and enjoy yourself. Riding gets a lot easier with practice and you'll be amazed how far you can travel on a bike.
More information on cycling to uni, work and even shopping is available at: