Commute by bike
Heathrow has partnered with Sustrans, the national walking and cycling charity, to support Heathrow's aim to make cycling to work the easy choice and support the ambition of becoming the world's first cycling airport.
New year, new commute
Travel to work the most efficient way possible, save money and get fit and join thousands of colleagues in the cycling revolution. Heathrow’s unique cycling workplace programme encourages colleagues to get back in the saddle in 2018!
- Colleague meet and greet: come along and talk about your cycling stories.
- Heathrow You Can Too: cycle training sessions for new cyclists to provide the skills and confidence to ride on local roads, and the opportunity to own a bike at a reduced cost..
- Become a workplace cycle champion: a training programme for colleagues who want to be cycling ambassadors in their workplace.
- Workplace cycle challenge: set your own personal cycling challenge, compete with others for your chance to win prizes.
- Led bike rides: come along to organised social bike rides in the local area, suited to all abilities.
- Nationwide cycling events and challenges: take part in 'Cycle to Work Day' and 'Bike Week'.
- Bike safety days: swap places with HGV drivers, to see what they can't, talk about your cycle commute and learn about how to make your journey safer.
- Bike purchase schemes: get advice on how to save money on a new bicycle and how to try one for free.
For further information contact James Palser on 07879 470409 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heathrow Cycle Hub is a dedicated one-stop shop for airport workers cycling or thinking about cycling to work. The Cycle Hub is in the same building as the Heathrow Academy on Newall Road, and stocks a range of bicycles, equipment and accessories.
You can get your bike serviced or repaired at the centre with free labour, plus 10% off all parts required for the service. The centre can also provide information and training to help you get the most out of your bike.
You can download a guide to cycle hub offers and terms, published by the Heathrow Commuter team.
To take advantage of these benefits and to register for your pack, join the Heathrow Cycle Hub.
Heathrow also operates a Cycle to Work scheme for Heathrow Airport Limited employees. For more information contact the Heathrow Cycle Hub:
Contact the Cycle Hub
- 08:00 - 18:00 (Monday - Friday excluding Thursdays)
- 08:00 - 20:00 (Thursdays)
- 10:00 - 17:00 (Saturdays from April - September only)
- Closed on Sundays
Secure bicycle parking is available around the airport at the following locations.
Cycle parking is available in Compass Centre car park, adjacent to the West Entrance.
Terminals 2 and 3
Until refurbishment work on the main tunnel is completed in 2016, cyclists are not permitted to access Terminals 2 and 3 using the main tunnel.
Bicycles can be parked and secured to racks at the Heathrow Cycle Hub based at the Heathrow Academy on Newall Road and your journey can be completed using free bus services. Local buses operate between the Academy and the Central Terminal Area 24 hours a day.
Terminals 4 and 5
Terminal 4: Cycle parking is opposite the arrivals forecourt
Terminal 5: Cycle parks are provided at either end of the terminal building on the ground floor.
You can download a guide to cycle parking at Heathrow, published by the Heathrow Commuter team.
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If you don’t want to ride all the way, you can sometimes take your bike on trains, buses and London Underground for part of the journey. You can find out more from the following service providers:
- Heathrow Express Conditions apply
- Heathrow Connect Conditions apply
- London Underground Folding bikes permitted - other bikes permitted on some sections outside peak hours.
- Buses Folding bikes only are permitted.
- South West Trains Folding bikes permitted - other bikes permitted outside peak hours.
- National Express Folding bikes only are permitted.
- Oxford Airline Folding bikes only are permitted (tel: 01865 785 400).
- Reading RailAir Bikes must be suitably packaged (tel: 0118 957 9425).
If a bicycle has been identified as potentially abandoned, a notice will be secured to the handlebar. This explains if the bicycle is not removed within 21 days, it will be considered abandoned and removed by Heathrow Airport Limited. Every effort will be made to contact the owner to advice of this.
If the bicycle has not been removed within 21 days, the bicycle will be removed and held securely in a compound for six weeks. If no claim is made after six weeks, the bicycle will be donated to The London Bike Hub or recycled. We do not sell abandoned bikes to members of the public.
All enquiries should be directed to email: Feedback_landside_operations@heathrow.com