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Bike Week on 5-11 June 2023

C-change Bike Week photo competition

Enter the c-change photo competition to win a panier, bike pump or stash bag for your bike. To be in with a chance of winning, post a picture of yourself, or your friends,  or with your bike between Monday 5 June and Sunday 11 June to c-change via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Please use #UOBbikeweek23 on all channels (including the Teams channel) and ‘tag us’ on social media so we can see your entry, and state which prize you would like – there are five paniers (pre-loved and in very good condition), five bike pumps and one stash bag up for grabs. You are permitted one entry per channel during the competition timeline.

Facebook: unibrightoncchange (please tag your post ‘University of Brighton c-change campaign’)

Twitter: @_cchange_

Instagram: @brighton_cchange

Please see the Bike Week 2023 photo competition terms and conditions.

Win an electric bike – and earn points every time you cycle

In celebration of Bike Week and Clean Air Day, the BetterPoints initiative is offering participants the chance to win a Dart 3 folding electric bike worth £1,299. To be in with a chance of winning, simply download the free BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play and take the June Survey.

Downloading the BetterPoints app will also allow you to take part in June’s Move for Change challenge from Brighton and Hove City Council. Signing up for the challenge means that you earn points every time you cycle or travel sustainably, including by bus, train and on foot. You can also configure the app to track your movements automatically, so you don’t even need to press start and stop when travelling. When registering, join the Move for Change Challenge and make sure auto tracking is toggled on.

Points can be spent at participating local businesses, redeemed for high street vouchers, or donated to charity. You will also be entered automatically for prize draws throughout the month.

Cycling support and information

​​​There are cycling facilities on all our campus sites – our interactive map shows you where to find bike stands and cages, bike repair stands, lockers, showers and more. Our Cycle Facilities and Micro-mobility Policy outlines how our facilities should be used and shares tips about keeping your bike safe on campus.

Find out more about initiatives for cyclists on the SharePoint Cycling page, which provides useful information to support you in cycling to the University and in your surrounding area including:

  • details of the Moulsecoomb cycle parking facility including locker access and the Mithras Podium cycle store
  • Cyclescheme, East Sussex Pedal Power, discounts and offers when purchasing bikes
  • courses available from Brighton and Hove City Council
  • routes and maps
  • bike security – top tips for locking your bike up securely
  • bike-share options in Brighton and Eastbourne
  • cycling for work and business travel cycle mileage
  • how to join the Bicycle User Group
  • cycle maintenance from local community organisations.

E-bikes and battery safety

E-bikes can be used on campus and should be stored in the cycle storage available across our sites. Moulsecoomb has dedicated lockers in the Parking Facility where e-bike batteries and other accessories can be charged. Find out more and request access to the lockers on the Cycling Sharepoint pages.

Batteries can be charged on campus following safe methods outlined in the Occupational Safety and Health Services’ Guidance on Lithium Ion Storage and Charging to ensure everyone’s safety.

Colleagues are also reminded that using and charging e-scooters on the university campuses is prohibited, as per our Cycle Storage and Micro-mobility Policy.

If you have any further queries regarding travel to and from the University, please contact Lucy Lisle, Sustainability and Travel Manager.


Katy Croft • 8 June 2023

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