Moulsecoomb Brighton Bike Hub pop up bike maintenance & road safety giveaway – Thursday 18 January

On Thursday 18 January join us on the Moulsecoomb campus to learn how to maintain your bike and pick up some road safety information and free items to help you stay safe and seen when walking, cycling and wheeling around the city. 

 

Bike maintenance pop up with Brighton Bike Hub 

What? Brighton Bike Hub will be holding a pop-up bike repair workshop – bring your bike along and the volunteers will review any issues and guide you through how to maintain your bike and answer any queries you may have. Donations to the Bike Hub are gratefully received. They will also be bringing a small example selection of the refurbished bikes sold at the Bike Hub.  You can also find out more about the Bike Hub and opportunities to get involved, including volunteering.  

When? 12pm-2pm  

Where? Cockcroft quad, under the Bike Hub marquee (please wear appropriate clothing for the weather!)

 

Road safety stall and giveaway 

What? Road safety stall from Brighton and Hove City Council and giveaway from University of Brighton Sustainability Team. Drop by to find out how you can stay safe and seen when travelling in Brighton and Hove this winter, and enter the competition to win bike kit. Bike security marking will also be available so you can register your bike on the National Police-approved database.  

We have hi-visibility pack back covers, reflective snap-bands, stickers and snoods to give away (1 item per person) to students and staff who walk, cycle and wheel to campus to help you stay safe and visible on your journey.  

When? 12pm-3pm  

Where? Cockcroft building entrance foyer

Free bike maintenance checks 14-16 November

A mechanic from Bike for Life South will be providing free bike checks at Moulsecoomb, Falmer and City Campuses 14-16 November.

These sessions are funded from the Department for Transport’s Capability & Ambition Fund, through Brighton and Hove City Council.

The basic maintenance check offered includes minor mechanical adjustments and cycle advice including:

  1. Bikeability advice such as use of gears, brakes and on road safety tips.
  2. Recommended bike shops and services.
  3. Help with the comfort of your bike set up / riding position.
  4. Advice on locking your cycle and correct helmet fitting.
  5. Bike servicing at a later date not covered by your 30-minute appointment.

It is expected that bike owners remain present when their bikes are being looked at, so they can benefit from the mechanics tips and advice on how to handle to most basic repairs and maintenance checks.

The Dr Bike team does not provide a full bike service, but it can give an advice whether such service is required considering the condition of a bike. They can also recommend bike shops in a city offering such services.

Spaces for a free check on each campus can be booked via Calendly: Calendly – University of Brighton Sustainability Team 

Beryl bikes are now on campus!

Brighton and Hove’s PAYG bike hire scheme has been relaunched with a new provider Beryl, a shared sustainable transport provider, co-founded by University of Brighton alumni, Emily Brooke. When fully delivered across the city this autumn, it will boast a total of 780 bikes, including 468 e-bikes and 312 pedal bikes. This means users will be able to ride and park the bikes in more parts of the city.

You can hire a bike or e-bike through the Beryl app, available for free download on the App Store for iOS, and the Google Play Store for Android users. Once you have registered, simply use the app to find your nearest bike, tap to unlock it and off you go!

When you’re finished, make sure you park up in one of the designated Beryl bays. During the first phase, bikes must be returned to active bays. You may incur a charge if bikes are left at bays which are currently not in use.

Find Beryl Bikes at active bays across our campuses in the following locations:

  • AEB, Moulsecoomb campus – docks for 18 bikes
  • Cockcroft, Moulsecoomb campus – docks for 9 bikes
  • Falmer Sports Centre, Falmer campus- docks for 6 bikes
  • Westlain House, Falmer campus – docks for 12 bikes
  • Grand Parade main building pavement, City Campus (on pavement outside campus)
  • Edward Steet, City Campus (on pavement outside building)

 View the locations and all our cycling facilities on the interactive map: University of Brighton Active Travel Facilities – Google My Maps

Students can also save 25% on all Rider Passes. Just sign-up for an account using your university email address, complete the online form and you’ll get your own unique discount code, valid for this entire academic year.

Environment Day litter pick 01 June

In recognition of the United Nations World Environment Day on 5 June, with the theme ‘solutions to plastic pollution’, join us for a litter pick on the Moulsecoomb campus to #BeatPlasticPollution.

Meet outside Mithras Annexe 12noon on Thursday 01 June to collect litter pickers, bags and gloves – all equipment will be provided. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the days weather.

What is World Environment Day and why should I get involved?

World Environment Day is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world and this year is being hosted by Côte D’Ivoire. To keep global warming below 1.5°C this century, we must halve annual greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Without action, exposure to air pollution beyond safe guidelines will increase by 50 per cent within the decade and plastic waste flowing into aquatic ecosystems will nearly triple by 2040. This year the theme of solutions to plastic pollution aims to highlight the action we must take to #BeatPlasticPollution, find solutions and reduce the use and production of plastic.

 Find out more about World Environment Day and solutions from across the world: Stories – Environment Day | United Nations, including how Nzambi and her team in Kenya are making paving bricks from recycled plastic.

Also read how Brighton graduate Tom Meades design studio, gomi, produces portable Bluetooth speakers made from waste plastic and  second-life e-bike batteries: Brighton graduate launches new sustainable speakers made from waste plastic and e-bike batteries.

Free bike maintenance checks 22 and 23 May

A mechanic from Bike for Life South will be providing free bike checks 23 May at Falmer and 24 May at Moulsecoomb, 11am – 3pm.

These sessions are funded from the Department for Transport’s Capability & Ambition Fund, through Brighton and Hove City Council.

The basic maintenance check offered includes minor mechanical adjustments and cycle advice including:

  1. Bikeability advice such as use of gears, brakes and on road safety tips.
  2. Recommended bike shops and services.
  3. Help with the comfort of your bike set up / riding position.
  4. Advice on locking your cycle and correct helmet fitting.
  5. Bike servicing at a later date not covered by your 30-minute appointment.

It is expected that bike owners remain present when their bikes are being looked at, so they can benefit from the mechanics tips and advice on how to handle to most basic repairs and maintenance checks.

The Dr Bike team does not provide a full bike service, but it can give an advice whether such service is required considering the condition of a bike. They can also recommend bike shops in a city offering such services.

Drop in and bring your bike along to the mechanic anytime between 11am-3pm, at the following locations:

  • Tuesday 22 May, Falmer Campus, outside the Checkland building
  • Wednesday 23 May, Moulsecoomb Campus, outside the Advanced Engineering Building

Please be aware spaces are not guaranteed.

22 April 2023 – Earth Day

Get Inspired. Take Action. Be a part of the green revolution on Earth Day! 

Earth Day is an annual day of global action for our planet and this year’s theme is Invest In Our Planet and you can get involved!

Join the Brighton Beach Clean!

Join Surfers Against Sewage for a beach clean in Hove – 22 April from 10am: Earth Day Brighton and Hove beach clean Tickets, Sat 22 Apr 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

World Water Day 2023

This World Water Day is about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis, and action towards the Sustainable Development Goal number 6.

And because water affects us all, we need everyone to take action. That means you! Watch the short animation based on the ancient tale of the hummingbird who is faced with a great fire and, rather than stand and stare, decides to act – trying to put the fire out one drop at a time. The other animals laugh, but she replies, “I’m doing what I can.”

What actions will you take this water day? #BeAHummingbird

What can you do?

Learn – explore the water and sanitation crisis, there’s a long way to go before we meet Sustainable Development Goal 6- Clean Water and Sanitation- the promise that everyone would have safely managed water and sanitation by 2030. Learn about the goal and what needs to be done to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis.

Take Action- You can make a difference by changing the way you use, consume and manage water in your lives.

Create your own action list on UnWater: UN-Water | Be The Change | Be the change you want to see in the world. (unwater.org) 

On campus – save resources on campus by turning off taps, reporting faults and refilling on campus. See the map of all the places you can refill a reusable water bottle on campus – FreeWater – Brighton University Hospitality

Free bike maintenance checks 28 February – 7 March

There will be free 30-minute bike maintenance checks available on all campuses from mechanics of Bike for Life South AKA ‘Dr Bike’, 28 February to 7 March.

These sessions are provided and funded by Brighton and Hove City Council at the Brighton campuses.

30-minute appointments are bookable through Calendly. Simply select the appropriate campus, then the date on the calendar and the times available will be presented. Choose an appointment and make a booking using your university email address.

The basic bike maintenance check offered by the mechanic includes minor mechanical adjustments and advice on how to keep your bike in good condition, including:

  • Bikeability advice such as use of gears, brakes and on road safety tips.
  • Help with the comfort of your bike set up / riding position.
  • Advice on locking your cycle and correct helmet fitting.
  • Bike servicing at a later date not covered by your 30-minute appointment.
  • Recommended bike shops and services.

It is expected that bike owners remain present when their bikes are being looked at, so they can benefit from the mechanics tips and advice on how to handle to most basic repairs and maintenance checks. The Dr Bike team does not provide a full bike service but can give an advice whether such service is required considering the condition of a bike.

The times and locations bookable through Calendly are:

  • Moulsecoomb campus – Tuesday 28 February, 11-3pm, outside the Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) – FULLY BOOKED
  • Falmer – Wednesday 01 March, 11-3pm outside the Checkland building – FULLY BOOKED
  • City Campus – Thursday 02 March, 11- 3pm main building quad, by the bike racks – FULLY BOOKED
  • Eastbourne – Tuesday 07 March, 12-2pm outside Hillbrow Sports Centre – SPACES AVAILABLE

£2 single bus fares

£2 single tickets will be available 01 January – 31 March 2023.
The Government are providing £60 million of funding to bus operators across the country, to support passengers during the cost of living crisis.
Brighton and Hove Buses, Stagecoach Buses, Compass Travel and other operators across the country are participating in the scheme: