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Park and cycle

What is park and cycle?

Park and Cycle works in the same way as Park and Ride but with bicycles, and it’s completely free! Simply park your car at the Park and Ride, take out your bike and cycle the rest of the way to work.

There are Park and Cycle spaces at all Exeter Park and Ride sites. You need a valid annual permit to avoid incurring a penalty charge and your journey must be a regular commute.

A limited number of lockers for secure bicycle storage are also available at Matford and Sowton Park and Ride sites and Barnstaple. These lockers are rented out and managed by Bikeaway Ltd. You can check the current availability of lockers at each site on their website under the ‘Rent a Locker’ section at the bottom of the page.

How do I apply for a permit?

We are currently reviewing the park and cycle application process. Whilst this review is undertaken, all existing permits will remain valid after their expiry date until further notice.

If you wish to apply for a new permit during the review period, please contact us at with the following details:

  • Name (First and last)
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Park and Ride site (Honiton Road, Sowton or Matford)
  • Journey purpose
  • Destination postcode


  1. Exclusion zones apply to all park and cycle permits. Please check the maps before you apply to find out whether your destination is within an exclusion zone:
  1. By applying for a park and cycle permit, you are agreeing that you have read and understood our Privacy Notice. Please allow 10 working days for us to respond to your application.