App Bikes Eastbourne

Eastbourne ‘App-Bike’ bike hire

App-Bike is an innovative and fun way to get around on a bike without the hassle of bike ownership. The bikes can be accessed from hub locations across Eastbourne, including some on the University of Brighton campus, using your smartphone.  

Staff and students can have access to the general App-Bike scheme for preferential rates, and University staff can access the free E-bike scheme which is based at Eastbourne Station.

App-Bike Eastbourne (students & staff)

Cycle to and from uni by picking up an App-Bike from one of Eastbourne’s hub locations, including three at the University of Brighton Eastbourne campus’ located at:

  • Darley Road, Greynore cycle shelter
  • Welkin Residences cycle parking
  • Hillbrow cycle parking (by the sports centre)

View all the Hub locations on the App-Bike website.

As University of Brighton students and staff, you are entitled to a preferential rate of £1per/hr on a Pay as You Go (PAYG) basis, when you sign up to App- Bike using your University of Brighton email address and travel to/from the Eastbourne campus.

If you do not travel to/from the Eastbourne campus, then you will be charged the normal rate of £2.50 per/hr.

Using App-Bike

To get started, download the app and register using your University of Brighton email address. Once you have verified your email address choose the ‘UoB PAYG payment plan’ and sign out of the app for the changes to take effect.

Once you have the app, you’ll we be able use it to locate a hub, see how many bikes are available and unlock one to use, using a QR code on the bike and lock codes which will be sent to you via the app. Find full instructions on the App-Bike website.

Remember to wrap the plug-in cable around the bike seat post and check the brakes, wheels and lights before riding.

To use the lock, touch the lock image on the app to release it and use when you need to, and when you are finished with the bike return it to any hub, lock the bike and tap Stop Rental in the app.

Need support or have a question? Get in touch with App-Bike.

Please note App-Bike is not a University of Brighton run project. App-Bike is run by Active Cycling Projects

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