Love to Ride partnership - UniCycle Pilot

Webinars and resources:

Watch webinar 1 here and view presentation here.

Watch webinar 2 here and view presentation here.

Latest news
Currently in its pilot year, we held a workshop at our annual conference: The Genius of Two Wheels. Visit the Sustainability Exchange for all conference workshops here.

Cycling is a fun and accessible way to get healthy, save money and have fun. It’s even good for the environment. A cohort of universities, with support from Love to Ride, EAUC and NUS have come together to get more people to ride a bike, if only for ten minutes.

This workshop session will review the learnings of the UniCycle pilot which has used state-of-the-art behaviour change theory, GPS and app technology, and peer support to get more students and staff on their bikes and provides participants with top tips to take to their campuses as well as an opportunity to get involved for year two.

Following year one, the EAUC will be disseminating the results of the scheme via a series of webinars and blog posts.
Activity Background
UniCycle launched early 2017 following an Innovation Challenge Fund award from the Department for Transport for a pilot partnership programme to get more students and staff on bikes in Higher Education.

The project was delivered by Love to Ride, NUS Sustainability and the EAUC.

Participating institutions and their departments competed on UniCycle leaderboards, with prizes and incentives for cycling and encouraging others to ride. The Love to Ride web platform is fully interactive, with motivational messaging, educational and informative updates, seasonal promotions and a fun, engaging and supported user-experience. It's a great platform to help grow your community of riders and help those who already ride to recruit their colleagues and support them to switch to traveling in two wheels.

The first fully self-funded year in 2018/9 will build upon lessons learned during the pilot year. 
The EAUC invites all member UK and Ireland Universities and Colleges to take part in this exciting new behaviour change programme, designed to monitor and grow cycling amongst your staff and student communities. 

Delivered by EAUC