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 

Take a look at our interactive map below which shows where bike stands, secure bike storage, pumps, bike repair kits, showers and BTN BikeShare and App-bike docking hubs are across our campuses.

 

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.

The Highway Code & cycle safety.

Brighton and Hove City Council have a cycle safety advice webpage, full of helpful tips, plus links to relevant sections of the Highway Code, which it is important all cyclists are aware of and comply with.

You must make sure your bicycle brakes are effective, and that if cycling at night you use front and rear lights, and have a red rear reflector. It is also important to be visible on the roads, for the safety of all road users, and it is recommended that you wear high visibility and reflective items including clothes, backpack covers and reflective bands.

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.

BTN Bike-Share

Hire a bicycle from docking locations across central Brighton and at our campuses, from the BTN Bike share scheme, and enjoy getting around the city by bike!

Plus enjoy a 10% discount on the annual membership plan as a University of Brighton member of staff or student. This offers annual membership at the discounted rate of £65 (normal rate £72), which includes 60 minutes of use per day. Additional minutes are charged at 3p per minute and daily charges are capped at £12.

To claim the discount, download the Social Bicycles App for Andriod or IOS and register with the Life Bike BTN Network, under the University of Brighton plan using your University e-mail address.

BHCC City Cycling Skills 

Free cycling training and maintenance courses for Brighton & Hove residents, over the age of 14. Learn how to fix your bike and be more confident cycling. Find out about the free courses on offer here.

Sustrans Active Steps - Eastbourne only

Free 9 week health focussed course, delivered by Sustrans, encouraging physical activity through walking and cycling! You'll be supported throughout the course and have access to group and one-to-one activities and travel advice as well as:

  • A free health check before & after the course
  • Free e-bike/ e-bike & pedometer loan, as well as accessories & equipment i.e helmet & lock
  • Free cycling & bike maintenance training
  • Free regular led walks & rides

A 9 week course will begin Monday 16 October and is open to staff and students. Interested? Email Brock Rogers at Sustrans!

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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Secure bicycle storage

There are secure bicycle storage cages at many of our campuses. If you would like a key to access these, visit the Cockcroft reception where you will need to pay a £5 deposit to obtain a key.

Useful links 

Eastbourne e-bike scheme 

Cyclescheme

Bike for Life

Brighton and Hove City Council cycling pages

East Sussex County Council cycling pages

Sustrans

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