Active travel

An easy way to increase levels of physical activity and achieve the recommended 150 minutes a week is to include walking and cycling in your daily routine, such as your journey to work or lectures.

Achieving this level of activity will reduce your risk of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancers and osteoporosis.

Active commuting is also a non pollutant mode of transport so it’s both good for you and the environment!

Commuter Kickstart - brand new activity available! 

A new collaboration between Sport, Exercise and Health and the Travel Plan team aims to provide a short stretching and wellbeing session to support active commuters’ transition into the working day.

The class will include relaxation, stretching and mobilisation to intervene with postural concerns arising from active travel and desk based working environments. Suitable for all levels the class is free for gym members and costs £1 for non-members with an initial pilot capacity of 20.

The session will run every Friday 7.45 – 8.15am in ‘The Space’ studio, starting 24th June. Bike parking, changing and showering facilities are also available. 

To participate please book your place at the Indoor Centre reception in person or over the phone (0117 928 8810) and collect your token for admission when you arrive.

For any further information please email Pete Burrows in the Sport and Physical Activity team


For cyclists, TUB-BUG - The University of Bristol’s Bike Users Group - supports staff and students travelling by bike in and around the University.

For information on the Tax Benefit Cycling Scheme, discounts at local bike stores and bike recycling visit the cycling sections of the University's transport plan.


Members of staff are welcome to join the weekly Walking lunch group which meets on Wednesdays.