Cycling to the university

Cycling to the university is a great way to keep fit, reduce your carbon footprint and could save you money! The university encourages cycling to its campuses and there are cycling facilities on all sites.

Please view the page below for information on bicycle storage and facilities, bicycle repair kits, Cyclescheme, the Bicycle User Group and the Students’ Union Bicycle COOP.

If you are looking for information about the Eastbourne e-bike scheme, please visit the dedicated page here.

Cycle storage and facilities

The information and maps below show where bicycle storage and parking, secure bike cages, free standing permanent bike pumps, showers and lockers are located on each of the University of Brighton campuses.

A master key for all secure cycle cages is also available for those travelling between sites on your bike. These can be obtained from Cockcroft reception for a £5.00 deposit.

Eastbourne - Darley Road Site

Eastbourne - Hillbrow and Welkin

Falmer

Grand Parade

Hastings

Moulscoomb 

Bicycle repair kits

Bicycle repair kits are available for use for free by university students and staff at all Halls of Residences receptions and at main buildings on each campus. The kits can be found at the following locations from the caretaker’s office or reception desk:

  • Grand Parade: Main building, Phoenix halls of residence
  • Moulsecoomb: Mithras House, Cockcroft and Moulsecoomb Place halls of residence
  • Falmer: Ringmer House reception, Paddock Fields (halls of residence)
  • Eastbourne: Hillbrow Sports Centre reception, Queenwood Library reception and Welkin halls of residence
  • Hastings: Havelock Road
  • Varley Park halls of residence, the Hub reception.

Cyclescheme

Cyclescheme offers University of Brighton staff the opportunity to purchase a brand new bike and accessories under the Government’s ‘Cycle to Work’ Initiative.  This is a ‘salary sacrifice’ scheme which allows the cost of a new bike to be spread over a 12 month period, saving on income tax and NI payments.

The university offers a loan limit on items of up to £2000 (including VAT), which includes bicycles and/or related equipment. This limit also enables staff to purchase electric bikes. Find out more about Cyclescheme, how the system works and a list of local partner shops on the University of Brighton Cyclescheme website. If you have any questions relating to the scheme please contact HR or the Environment Team.

Join the Bicycle User Group (BUG)

All staff and students are also welcome to be part of the university's Bicycle User Group (BUG) email list. The BUG provides the opportunity to staff and students to email each other with bike related queries or issues, and to receive any relevant news, such as free bike maintenance checks or bike training.  If you would like to join the group please email the Environment Team to be added.

Brighton Students’ Union Bike CO-OP

The SU’s Bike CO-OP, based in Steam House at the Moulsecoomb campus, is open every Wednesday afternoon 14.00-16.00 to all university staff and students. Pop along to learn how to fix your bike, borrow tools, and meet other like-minded bike enthusiasts! Find out more or join the Bike CO-OP by visiting the Facebook or Twitter pages.

Cycle shop discounts

There are a number of discounts available at cycle shops across Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings for University of Brighton staff and students. Visit the page here to see what discounts are available near you. 

Cycling routes

Download a cycle map for Eastbourne

Download a cycle map for Brighton

Also in Brighton there is a cycle link via the Amex stadium, accessible via the train bridge west of the bypass or via Lucraft Road, past the Falmer Academy. This can be seen detailed in the map below:


View Falmer cycle route in a larger map

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Get On Your Bike!

Free bicycle repair kits and pumps are available for students and staff to use across the campuses, to help you get around on your bike! See the campus maps to find out where your nearest facilities are.

Useful links 

Eastbourne e-bike scheme 

SU Bike CO-OP

Cyclescheme

Bike for Life

Brighton and Hove City Council cycling pages

East Sussex County Council cycling pages

Sustrans

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