University by-laws have recently been updated to stipulate that bicycles can only be left on University grounds for 30 consecutive days.
Any bike left for longer than this will be deemed by Security staff to be ‘abandoned’ and tagged with a notice that the owner has 10 days to remove the bike.
After this time, locks will be cut and the bike and any accessories (e.g. helmet) removed and gifted to a charity or not-for-profit organisation.
Once this happens, the owner has no right of recourse, or compensation for the bike’s removal.
These rules have always applied to bikes stored in the secure bike sheds but now cover all bikes on all campuses.