The BU Bicycle Users Group (BUBUG) is free to join and open to both students and staff. All BUBUG members also receive automatic free membership to the Dorset Cyclists Network (DCN), which includes discounts and benefits from local retailers. If you're interested in becoming a member of BUBUG, or simply want to get some advice about cycling in the local area please contact us


We run regular events in partnership with the BU Sustainability and health and wellbeing teams throughout the year which are aimed at increasing cycling amongst student and staff, raising awareness of facilities on campus, providing free bike safety checks, improving cyclists confidence and highlighting the fantastic opportunities for cycling in the local area. 

Swanage bike ride

The annual BU Bicycle Users Group (BUBUG) bike ride to Swanage is happening on Wednesday 26 June. Join the team for a ride along the beautiful Jurassic coast from Sandbanks ferry over to Swanage, where we'll celebrate with fish and chips before the return trip. Open to all students and staff - to find out more email [email protected] - free fish and chips for the first 25 to register!

To keep up to date with events please keep an eye on the BU Sustainability Team Facebook Page and Twitter account.

BUBUG objectives are:

  • to work with BU to promote and improve cycling facilities and events across BU
  • to work with local councils and partners across the area to create a safe and secure cycling environment for students and staff
  • to hold termly meetings in order to represent BUBUG members at forums and feedback updates e.g. Travel Plan Group and Bournemouth Cycling Forum
  • to arrange discounts with local shops and providers
  • to organise and support cycling-related events.

For more information about cycling at BU please visit the webpages or email us.