Commuting by bicycle
Cycling to Work
Are you thinking of doing more exercise? Then why not do it on your way to work? Commuting to work on a bike could help you keep fit, improve your health, save you money and help reduce CO2 emissions.
Heathrow Cycle Hub
A new cycle centre for staff has opened at the airport and is the first of its kind anywhere in the UK. Located at The Academy on Newell Road, the Heathrow Cycle Hub offers all airport workers discount on all cycles and equipment. You can also get your cycle serviced or repaired at the centre with the labour free, plus 10% off all parts required during a service. The centre will also provide information and training to help cyclists get the most out of their bikes.
To take advantage of these sales and servicing offers you need to join the Heathrow Cycle Hub which is FREE. You will receive your membership pack which will get you started and let you know about all the services that the Heathrow Cycle Hub can offer. Click on the link below to join the Heathrow Cycle Hub now.
Heathrow Cycle Hub
Monday to Friday* 08.00-18.00
Saturday 10:00-17:00 (April - September)
*Thursday open till 20:00
Heathrow Academy, Newall Road
Hounslow, Middlesex, TW6 2AP
020 8990 9720
Heathrow Cycle Hub News Winter 2013 (PDF)
Local Cycle Routes Map
With the help of local cyclists we have developed a cycle routes map showing how staff cycle to Heathrow.
Local Cycle Routes Map (PDF)
Free cycle parking is available all around Heathrow. There are over 500 bicycle racks outside our buildings, meaning you can park your bicycle right next to work. Please note that for security reasons, bicycles will be removed if not parked in the designated areas.
Cycle Parking (PDF)
Main Tunnel Refurbishment - Changes to Cycle Routes
The main tunnel is due to undergo a major refurbishment to install new and upgrade 25 different systems including lighting, ventilation, emergency exits and road resurfacing. To complete this essential programme of works in the safest and quickest manner, the project will require the closure of the side tunnels or the main tunnel. Following a survey into current user habits, the project has recognised the current cycle habits and preferences of current users and we would like to thank all those that have responded.
To permit the project to continue and install these new systems to improve the safety and operation of the tunnel, the inbound side tunnel is to close to cycles, taxi's, motorcycles and other motor vehicles from 00:01 on 10 May 2014. The outbound side tunnel is to be used instead for cyclists only as a contra-flow, and should be accessed from Newport Road. The closure of the inbound side tunnel has resulted in no safe cycle route to the current cycle parking in MSCP1 and Voyager House, therefore these are to close at the same time - and all cyclists are to park at the new temporary facility at MSCP1a and access Terminal 1 and Voyager House using existing pedestrian routes.
Longer term there will be a requirement to close both side-bores at the same time, and no access will be permitted to cyclists during this period. It has been recognised that this is not the preferred option, hence the introduction of a contra-flow in the interim. The project investigated alternative proposals including additional cycle provisions on staff car parks however this has not been possible. Therefore a new secure facility will be built adjacent to the cycle hub, which will be double racked and have a controlled access system for registered users. More information will be issued nearer the time of opening.
The projects target is to make the side tunnels available again to the business as soon as possible, once the tunnels have been upgraded with the introduction of the new and improved systems.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please e-mail Feedback_landside_operations@heathrow.com for further information.
Cycle route closures FAQ (PDF)