For more advice on bike types, maintenance and safety visit Halfords ‘Ultimate University Cycle Guide’
Free ‘FIX IT’ bike maintenance classes for students from Evans Cycles
Evans Cycles are offering their FIX IT bike maintenace class free to University of Brighton students and staff. Email Christian Bolton to reserve a place on a session: Christian.Bolton@evanscycles.com
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 from the university, such as free bike maintenance checks or bike training. If you would like to join the group please email the IS service desk and request to be added to the email list.
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.
Take advantage of free cycle training and maintenance courses in Brighton & Hove, for 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.
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:
You can also see a video of the route here: