Bike Week 2016-17

Tuesday 02 – Friday 05 May 2017

The university’s annual c-change Bike Week runs this year from 2-5 May – promoting and celebrating all things bike, and helping staff and students get back on their bikes for the more cycle-friendly summer months!

The week brings cycle freebies, a smoothie bike, Bike Doctors, a ‘Brighton to Aleppo’ cycle challenge, a social bike ride, and some great prizes to be won.

See here for the full calendar of events, activities and competitions running throughout the week

And see our cycling webpage, for tips and advice on travelling by bike to and from the campus.

The ‘Brighton to Aleppo’ cycle challenge

Join with other University of Brighton staff and students in collectively cycling 4,350km – the equivalent of the distance of cycling all the way from Brighton to Aleppo, in Syria!  Simply log your rides online, and contribute to achieving the total distance with your colleagues.

Everyone who logs at least one bike ride during the challenge, which runs from Sat 29th April – Sun 7th May, will be entered into a prize draw to win some fantastic prizes.

All bike rides count towards the total – whether to and from campus, or in your free time outside of the university!

Prizes up for grabs:

  • 5 x £30 Cycle Brighton vouchers (to spend on bike accessories, bike servicing, bike hire, or even to put towards a brand new bike!)
  • 8 x bike light sets
  • 2 x bike locks
  • 20 x Fairtrade Divine chocolate bars

Help raise £100 for student asylum seekers:

As an added incentive – if we manage to reach the full 4,350km, we’ll make a donation of £100 to the University’s Global Opportunities Scholarships Fund! This fund provides scholarships for student asylum seekers, who have been forced to flee their homes. See here for an article telling the stories of the first two students the fund supported last year, refugees from Syria and Palestine.

How to log your rides:

  • Register on the UoB Travel Smart journey-planning platform
  • Go to your ‘Dashboard’
  • Log your bike rides in the ‘Log your Trips’ section.
  • All journeys made by bike between Sat 29th April and Sun 7th May will be counted!

Tweet to double your chance to win:

Tweet @_cchange_ with a photo of one of your rides using the hashtag #Brighton2Aleppo for double the chance to win a prize! Not on Twitter? No problem – email us your pic and we’ll tweet it for you.

c-change Bike Week roadshow

A c-change roadshow will be touring every campus – dishing out cycling freebies, info and advice, and the opportunity to pedal yourself a tasty, healthy free drink on the much-loved c-change smoothie bike:

Tues 2nd, 11-2pm: Moulsecoomb, Cockcroft SU reception,

Wed 3rd, 11-2pm: Grand Parade, Café

Thurs 4th, 10-12noon: Eastbourne, Sprinters

Thurs 4th, 2-4pm: Hastings, Priory Square lobby

Fri 5th, 11-2pm: Falmer, Checkland Atrium

Free Bike doctors

On each day of Bike Week, there will be bike doctors available on each campus – giving your trusty steed a free check-over to make sure it’s all in good-working order. See the Bike Week calendar for exact times and locations.

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