Bicycle path sign embedded in pavement

Cycling, Running & Walking

Our Campus Facilities

We provide showers and changing facilities free of charge for all students and staff across our Falmouth and Penryn and campuses. The Penryn Campus Sports Centre is a great place to make the most of these facilities where the showers and changing facilities are also free to use.

Secure cycle storage facilities are located across both campuses. These range from fully, partially to non-covered bike shelters. There are limited segregated cycle lanes both on and off campus, so we encourage caution when making this commute.

The Cycle to Work Scheme is a staff employee benefit and is the most cost effective way to purchase bikes and cycling equipment. The scheme is run via a salary sacrifice and spreads over the course of 12 months. You can save up to 40% from bikes or cycling equipment and is a great way to get fit and reduce travel emissions. For further information, please visit the Cycle scheme Portal.

Beryl e-bike hire stations are located on and around our Penryn and Falmouth campuses, download the Beryl app to make the most of this service that connects across Penryn and Falmouth.

We have a series of free bike repairs kits located at the Penryn Campus Sports Centre and Glasney Lodge as well as other academic buildings. Please email us using the below details for access to this.

Each year, we organise a free bike repair, maintenance and security tagging stalls in collaboration with Sustrans. Please email us using the below details for access to this.

As a result of our efforts to support active and sustainable travel initiatives, in January 2024 we were awarded the gold award from the Cycle Friendly Employer award run by Cycling UK.

For any queries, please contact our team at Each year we distribute an online survey whereby students and staff can provide feedback for their commuting experience to help achieve continuous improvement.

Further Information

There are a number of cycle shops within Falmouth and Penryn which offer discounts to students and staff, these are listed on the Falmouth and Penryn Active Travel map:

  • Bikeworks Falmouth – offers parts, labour and accessories on production of a valid staff or student card
  • Cog – 10% off parts, servicing and accessories on production of a valid staff or student card
  • Cycle Solutions Bicycle Workshop – offers 10% discounts on work and parts above the service price of £45. Services for repairs, parts and accessories – visit their Facebook(link is external) page to get in touch or for more information
  • Falmouth Cycles – offers bikes and accessories on production of a valid staff or student card

Second hand bikes are available to purchase at the following places:

Bike shops

  • Cycle Solutions, Penryn
  • Cyclelogic, Helston
  • Clive Mitchell Cycles, Truro
  • Bike Chain, Redruth

Recycling projects


Useful Contacts

Cornwall’s Mineral Tramways Trails

This is one of the largest networks of its kind in Britain, tracking Cornwalls’ mining heritage. The coast to coast trail(link is external), linking the Atlantic coast on the North to the Fal Estuary on the South, is surprisingly flat. It follows the former routes of the former Portreath Tram Road, Redruth and Chacewater railway. There are many loops you can take to extend your ride and experience a more challenging terrain and off road activities, great for mountain biking. There’s something for everyone, of all levels and abilities from mild to extreme. The trail is almost all off road, so it’s great for the less experienced rider. For more information, visit the Sustrans website(link is external).

Bike Registration

FX Plus is working in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure the security of students and staff bicycles. Students and staff have the opportunity to have the personal cycles marked with security provided by BikeRegister.

BikeRegister(link is external) is the UK’s leading online bicycle identification and registration initiative aiming to reduce cycle theft, identify stolen bikes and assist in owner recovery. It is the preferred marking product of the Met Police’s Cycle Task Force and is currently being used by every UK Police Force.

The cost to students and staff is zero as the universities and the police are subsidising this.

This kit holds the police-approved ‘Secured By Design’ badge and consists of:

1. Permanent, visible etched mark on the frame of the bike

2. A BikeRegister warning label

3. Lifetime registration on our Police Approved database

4. A logbook printed off for the owner’s account on BikeRegister website

5. A secure online account where owners can amend bike or address details