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Travelling by bicycle

Riding bikes in Exeter

Cycling is enjoyable, good for your health and wellbeing and a sustainable way to travel - four reasons why the University actively encourages you to think about using a bike to get to and from campus.  You can plan your journey on the  web or use a smartphone app
For those bringing bikes onto our campuses, please read the Use and Parking of Bicycles Policy.  We do ask you to behave responsibly - any bicycle which has been abandoned or is parked inappropriately is dealt with via our abandoned cycles procedure.  

See our interactive map for where to park your bike - this also lists the shower facilities - so no excuse not to get your bike out! 

Locked facilities 

  • Streatham campus: Sports Park, Forum, Nash Grove
  • St Luke's campus: Club Alley, College House

Contact Estate Patrol for access codes for locked facilities: 

Traffic-free cycle routes in Exeter and Devon 

Incentives and opportunities 

Be even more sustainable and purchase a low-cost pre-loved bike from a range of local cycle charities: Ride On Cycling.

If you are an employee you can save on tax and national insurance by using the Cycle To Work scheme for purchase of new bikes.  

Hire a bike from local cycle store Saddles & Paddles on Exeter Quay and receive a 10% discount on cycle hire. To take advantage of this offer, show your University ID card. 

Giving you up to date information on cycling news. Benefits include: 

  • priority booking for Dr Bike - which includes free bike service sessions
  • learning about upcoming cycle events
  • finding out about cycling incentives, such as Cycle To Work and bike discounts
  • advice on cycling at the University and throughout Devon and Cornwall
  • taking part in discussions about the needs of University cyclists 

Sign up here!

Take advantage of free Dr Bike safety checks held by a trained cycle mechanic from local bike shop Saddles & Paddles.  Keep an eye on our Events page for their regular campus visits.  To book your free 15-minute safety check up,  join Unicycle

University staff and students receive a discount on servicing at Saddles & Paddles, based on Exeter Quay. 

Available to purchase from the Car Parking team at St Luke’s (10am-2pm,  Mon- Fri) 

Available from Devon County Council, for adults who live, work or study in Devon.  

Attend one of our Safety and Security events to register your bike.

Registration may prevent impoundment, and aids the recovery of lost or stolen bicycles. 

Hall residents must have their cycle registered and tagged.  

Devon County Council’s Road Safety Helpdesk has launched a scheme called Operation Snap Cycle Cameras, to find out whether staff and students who cycle to  University are interested in borrowing a cycle camera. They have both helmet and handlebar mounted versions. The cameras can be lent for a year or longer. The scheme is part of their attempts to improve safety on the roads, gather evidence and improve police response rates to incidents.

Interested? Complete the Bike Camera form and send to Matthew McDonald at the Road Safety Helpdesk. Email:

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