Cycle routes, safety & security

Planning your cycle journey: 

Falmer cycle route

View the map of the route between Moulsecoomb or Varley and Falmer, which shows the route using the shared cycle pedestrian path parallel to the train line in from of Falmer BACA Academy:

Cycle Safety and courses

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.

East Sussex County Council also offer low cost cycle training for adults, for beginners, for building confidence and learning how to maintain your bike:

For more advice on bike types, maintenance and safety visit Halfords ‘Ultimate University Cycle Guide’

Bike security 

To keep your bike safe, lock it up with a D-lock (Sold Secure Gold or Diamond recommended) and consider a cable lock to secure any quick-release parts such as the wheels or saddle. Lock the frame of your bike to an immovable object, such as our bike racks on campus, and make sure the lock is not touching the ground. 

Register your bike with Immobilise or Bike Register (UK wide), a service used by the police to match found bikes to their rightful owners. To register you’ll need to find your frame number, which is usually near the handlebars, below the seat post, by the pedals or towards the back wheel.

See further security advice from Sustrans:

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