Improving air quality in east Belfast through cycling

Sustrans is working in east Belfast to tackle high levels of air pollution caused by car traffic and promote alternative options, such as cycling for commuters. Funded by Interreg North-West Europe and local partners. Read the latest CHIPS newsletter.

People on bikes on path

Interested in FREE cycle training, both on and off-road to improve your skills and confidence?  Want to get out on your bike and improve your health and fitness?  The following cycling activities are aimed primarily at employees in businesses along the Comber Greenway, in East Belfast as part of Sustrans' CHIPS programme but we encourage all members of the public to sign up. 

Find out more and sign up

Read the CHIPS newsletter

Pedal Perks logo

Belfast businesses are cashing in on the city’s growing bike culture by signing up to a cyclist loyalty scheme which offers discounts and rewards to customers arriving on two wheels.

The scheme called ‘Pedal Perks’ began in east Belfast to encourage more people to cycle to local shops and cafes in the area.

Find out where you can get your Pedal Perk and how your business can join the scheme.

Woman on bike outside Hub office

Nearly three times as many men cycle in Belfast as women according to our Bike Life survey. We are addressing this imbalance through a new 6-week course for women to encourage them to cycle for work or short journeys.

Funded through Interreg North-West Europe, Sustrans is working in Belfast on the behaviour change element of the programme to encourage commuters to swop the car for the bicycle. We are collaborating with leading cycling nations – the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the Republic of Ireland over the next three years.

Find out more about the Women into Cycling Programme

Two cyclists outside new container office

The Active Travel Hub is the base for the CHIPS project to encourage commuters in the East Belfast corridor to try alternatives to the car such as public transport, or cycling and walking along the Comber Greenway.

Situated in C.S Lewis Square beside the Eastside Visitor Centre it is a prominent location at the intersection of two greenways and the busy Newtownards Road.

Read about CHIPS Active Travel Hub

Man on bike in square

If you are thinking of cycling to work but don't have a bicycle our bike loan scheme offers you the chance to borrow a bicycle for a week to try it out. Lewis tried it, loved it and said it helped to get him to work on time!

Find out more at the Active Travel Hub


Two women on bikes

Join us for a six week plan to get you from the couch back onto the bicycle. Open to all ages and abilities as long as you can ride a bike.

Find out more about Couch to Cycle

Read the CHIPS Newsletter