Univ’s annual “bike cull” is designed to help clear the substantial number of bikes that become abandoned across both Main site and Stavs throughout the year. Bikes that are still required by their owners can be labelled as “keep”, whilst the rest are rounded up.
In addition to helping to clear up College, there is an important sustainability aspect to the cull. Unclaimed bikes can be claimed by new owners (in exchange for a small, optional, donation to a charity of the JCR / MCR choosing) and those that don’t find new homes within College are donated to Recycle Your Cycle, who refurbish them and sell them on, with profits going to charities across the UK. Since Recycle Your Cycle was established in 2015, they have raised more than £160,000.
In 2021 100 bikes were cleared from Univ sites, 63 were rehomed and 37 donated to Recycle Your Cycle.
Have your say on sustainability
We welcome feedback from across our extended Univ family and all are encouraged to make comments or suggestions for actions, small or large, which could improve sustainability at Univ. Current students and staff are invited to provide feedback using the form on our Intranet here.
Those without access to Univ’s Intranet are most welcome to send their comments or suggestions via email to Justin Bowyer – Justin.Bowyer@univ.ox.ac.uk
All comments and suggestions will be presented to the Sustainability Committee at the next available opportunity.
We look forward to hearing your ideas.