The Members Club
The Members Club is an important part of The Big Lemon. Our public bus services are first and foremost for our members, and it is our members whose ideas, comments and feedback are used to plan changes to the service every year.
The Big Lemon one public bus service. Service 44 runs a loop between three Brighton University campuses (Falmer, Varley Halls and Moulsecoomb) during the day, and a shuttle between Varley Halls and Brighton in the evenings. It only operates term-time only.
Membership costs £85 for a term or £150 for six months, and represents the cheapest way of paying for your bus travel.
But Membership is not just about using the bus! As well as giving you unlimited travel on all the buses, day and night, your membership card is your passport to discounts at many local shops, restaurants pubs and clubs. Please click here or look for the stickers in the windows!
The £ Rewards
And what’s more, you can even earn money by recommending membership to your friends! When you complete your order you will be given a link to share on Facebook, Twitter or via Email. Share this link and every time one of your friends buys a membership card you will receive a 5% rebate as a Thank You!
The Really Important Information:
Orders must be accompanied by a digital photograph of the face and shoulders of the person for whom the membership card is for. Please email your photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org . If we do not receive your photo we cannot print your card…
Please allow 7 days for delivery of your card after the date you send your photograph. Usually you will get your card sooner than this, but it may take up to a week if we have a million orders to process all at once.
We regret that we cannot give you free travel on the bus until you have a valid membership card in your possession. Please do not ask the driver for a free ride before you have your card, it puts them in a tricky situation. Our drivers are all lovely people who find it very difficult to say no… but they will have to! We are also unable to give refunds for tickets bought while you are waiting for your card. In order to ensure that you benefit from free travel straight away, please order your membership card a week before you will need to use it!
You will really love our service. You will meet most of our drivers, and in a short time you will know their names. They will say hello to you when you get on the bus. Tell them your name and they may even greet you by name next time.
We are not perfect but we will do our very best for you. If for any reason there is disruption to the service that we cannot avoid we will put the information on Twitter so you know. Please follow us @thebiglemon and you can set your phone to receive our tweets by text message.
Our bus service is possibly the greenest in the UK. All our vehicles run on biodiesel from locally-sourced waste cooking oil. Not only are the tailpipe emissions of CO2, CO, SO2 and particulates dramatically reduced, the CO2 emitted is only what was taken in by the plants when they were growing a year or two before. And there’s no need to drill for oil, pollute the seas and arctic wildernesses or go to war.
If you are not loving it 100% you can return your membership card within 14 days and you will get a full refund, no questions asked.