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Brighten up – stay safe while cycling


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This October UoN is running its annual ‘Brighten Up’ campaign, reminding you to be safe and be seen when cycling in the autumn and winter months.

The clocks go back one hour on Sunday 27 October 2019, so be prepared for evenings to start getting darker earlier from next week onwards. To help you in the lead up to this, the UoN Sustainability Team, along with the Cycling Club, are hosting a series of bike safety drop in sessions from 12-2pm each day from the week commencing Monday 21 October.

These sessions will be held at:

  • Monday 21 October – Clinical Sciences building, City Hospital
  • Tuesday 22 October – The Exchange, Jubilee campus
  • Wednesday 23 October – The Barn, Sutton Bonington
  • Thursday 24 October – Royal Derby Hospital Centre
  • Friday 25 October – Engineering & Science Learning Centre, University Park

It is important to remember that bike lights must be used on campus, and on public roads and cycle paths between the hours of sunset and sunrise. If you are seen to be without bike lights, then you will risk a fine of up to £150. Find out what lights are required by law.

If you need lights for your bike, you can pick up a set of front and back lights from the SU shop for just £5.50 or take part in UoN Sustainability’s Instagram competition to be in with the chance of winning some useful goodies.

If you don’t have a bike or are looking for an upgrade, Nottingham Bikeworks will be selling fully serviced second-hand bikes at George Green quad from 10am-2pm on Friday 25 October. Bikes will be on sale for as little as £65, with a range of frames available - including road, hybrid and mountain bikes. Each bike comes with a minimum 30-day guarantee against any mechanical faults.

Visit the University’s Brighten Up page for more information or watch this Cycling UK video to find out more about the legal requirements for bike lightsand for further advice on staying safe and visible.

Posted on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Student Communications Officer

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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