We're the charity making it easier for everyone to walk, wheel and cycle
We're the custodian of the National Cycle Network – the UK-wide network of over 12,000 miles of signed paths and routes for walking, wheeling, cycling and exploring outdoors.
The National Cycle Network provides a vital backbone to the country, connecting communities to each other and helping neighbourhoods come to life.Read about the National Cycle Network
For Sustrans, a liveable city or town has social connection at its heart, and clean air and green space for all to live and play in.
We believe the places we live, work and enjoy ourselves should be planned around people, not cars. And we want to see a reduction of the traffic in our neighbourhoods, resulting in flourishing communities and thriving businesses.Read more about how our work contributes to healthier places and happier people
We're working to improve everyday journeys for everyone. We make contributions that assist in the development of all official active travel policy and guidance.Read about our policy work
Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication from our 650 colleagues, 3,000 volunteers and 30,000 supporters – we all work together to make change happen.
The benefits of walking, wheeling, cycling, and healthy places aren’t experienced in the same way by everyone.
We prioritise work with people and in places that challenge this.
We involve people with different and seldom-heard voices, to develop solutions that work for everyone.
We keep questioning and asking if we can do more. We know we can’t do this on our own so we work closely with others.
Our vision is a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.
Our mission is to make it easier for everyone to walk and cycle.
We have developed a theory of change to demonstrate how our projects bring about change. This:
Download our annual report for 2022-23.
You can view the full report and accounts from previous years on the Charity Commission website.
Railway Paths Ltd is a charity we work closely with. It was set up in 1998 to manage a large portfolio of disused railway land for transforming into walking and cycling routes.Find out more about Railway Paths Ltd