Twenty minutes of gentle cycling can easily burn 100 calories – why go to the gym when you can work out in the fresh air?

Travelling by bicycle

Cycle Routes

The University is well served by traffic-free cycle routes. Plan your journey on the web or using a smart phone app.

Cycle Facilities - Parking and Showers

Use the campus map or Layar to find cycle parking and shower facilities on campus. Please make sure you always use designated cycle parking facilities.

Purchase a Bike

Exeter has a range of cycle shops where you can buy new and second hand bikes and the accessories you need to go with them.

Employees can benefit from Cyclescheme and save income tax and national insurance on the cost of a cycle and accessories, while spreading the cost over 12 months.

University staff can use a free pool bike at St Luke's to travel between the campuses or to pop out for lunch.

Hire a Bike

University staff and students can benefit from a discount on the hire of Brompton folding bikes from Exeter St Davids Railway Station. To take advantage of the exclusive offer, register with your University email address (e.g. example@exeter.ac.uk) on the Brompton Dock website.

Cycle Confidence Skills and Training

Devon County Council provide free two hour cycle confidence sessions for adults who live, work or study in Devon. Training is provided by a fully Qualified National Standard Cycle Instructor. Whether it is getting on a bike for the first time or tackling a particularly tricky section of a journey, the training is tailor-made to your needs and suitable for all abilities.

Safe Cycling

Be visible - buy a set of LED cycle lights (£8) from Campus Services Reception in Streatham Farm.

Be secure - buy a D lock (£15) from Campus Services Reception in Streatham Farm and use the locked cycle facilities at Streatham (Sports Park, The Forum, Nash Grove) and St Luke's (Club Alley and College House).  Contact the Travel Plan Coordinator for access codes.

Be safe - obey the law by following the Highway Code.

Be registered - Devon and Cornwall Constabulary recommend that individuals register their bike on the free national Bike Register database.

Hall residents must have their cycle registered and tagged. Registration may prevent impoundment, and aids in the recovery of lost or stolen bicycles. 

Tagging point Residence 
St David's Office  St David's and Bonhay House 
Birks Grange Central Reception  King Edward Studios, Cook and Llewellyn Mews, Kind Edward Court, Birks Grange and Moberly
Lopes Reception  Hope Hall, Lopes Hall, Lazenby, Pennsylvania Court, Lafrowda Cottage and Ransom Pickard 
Holland Hall Reception  Holland Hall, Mardon Hall, Nash Grove, Clydesdale Rise and Clydesdale Court 

Keep Your Bike in Good Condition - Dr Bike

Take advantage of regular free Dr. Bike maintenance check-ups held by the Sustainability Team. This service is advertised in News In Brief, through the Unicycle mailing list, Twitter and Facebook

Claim Cycle Mileage

Staff who cycle on their own bicycle in the course of their work can claim a cycle mileage rate of 20p per mile. To claim cycle mileage, contact Expenses.