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Cycle to Work Day

Each year we celebrate Cycle to Work Day. In 2018 the national celebration took place on 15 August. 

Staff can avail of a number of number of schemes to reduce the cost of their daily commute, the details of these schemes can be found on the Cambens webpage.

Eddington Cycle Festival

Cycling is an integral part of Eddington, the University's newest development. Residents of this development are encouraged to cycle and use public transport rather than motoring to create a healthy and active community. On the 9 June 2018 the community hosted its first cycling festival, residents were brought together for a day of fun, activity and community.

 

Dr Bike

The University arranges a number of free Dr Bike service days for staff each year. Bikes are checked for general safety, they have basic maintenance carried out and any bigger issues highlighted.

Common bike safety issues diagnosed by Dr Bike

You should regularly check whether:

  • Your tyres are fully inflated. Soft tyres are more likely to get punctures, and make you slower because of increased resistance against the road.
  • Your brakes are sharp enough to stop for any emergency.
  • Your brake cables are checked and replaced regularly. Over time, your cables will get rusty inside and reduce efficiency.
  • Your lights are fully charged. Either invest in some wind-up lights, or use rechargeable batteries for extra environmental benefit. Try not to only rely on dynamo lights, as these often won’t provide you with light when stopped – for example at traffic lights.
  • You have a good-quality cycle lock. Try to lock to something fixed when parking.

If you would be interested in increasing your confidence on the road, or taking part in cycling proficiency training, please email the Travel Team.