On your bikes!

Pedal power will be the transport method of choice for students thanks to a new campus bicycle work station, thought to be the first of its type to be installed in the county.

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans has delivered and installed an open access bicycle work station at Truro College, which consists of an integrated work stand, high pressure pump and essential bike tools.

The work station was funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport fund. Sustrans, whose work in Cornwall has been funded through the DfT, is working with Cornish colleges and universities to promote cycling, walking, public transport and car sharing to help reduce congestion on Cornish roads.

Nick Ratcliffe, Sustrans Project Officer, said: “We are very excited to have been able to supply this innovative equipment, as soon as they were installed they were being used!”

Jane Cashmore, Director of Operations at Truro and Penwith College, said: “We are delighted at the support and advice Nick and Sustrans have given to Truro College; the new work station will give our cyclists even greater confidence in being able to use their cycles safely for getting to college and work.”

Sustrans has also installed work stations at Falmouth University, University of Exeter’s Penryn campus and Cornwall College Camborne.