Health

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Maheswari completed cycle training as part of the CHIPS project and is now cycling to work using the Comber and Connswater Greenways.

Young mum Maheswari couldn't cycle last summer but thanks to Sustrans cycle training she is now cycling for pleasure as well as to and from work in Belfast. When walking to work last summer,...
22 March 2019
Photo of a group of women cyclists wearing hi-vision jackets and helmest with bikes outside a building

A group of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers who took part in cycle training with Sustrans in Belfast

Christmas came early for some members of Belfast Friendship Club (BFC) who received second-hand bikes after completing cycle training with Sustrans. The group of 13 asylum seekers, refugees and...
19 December 2018
Photo of butcher posing on ecargo-bike outside butchers shop in Greenwich.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sustrans and Greenwich in changing the way we make our deliveries" - Drings owner, Michael Jones

A butcher in the borough of Greenwich has cut its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by using an electric cargo bike for local deliveries, as part of a six-month trial, delivered by Sustrans. The project...
11 December 2018
Men and women on bikes outdoors wearing high vis clothing in the rain

Sustrans South East Volunteer of the Year Sheila Fox

A senior lady holds up an award and is congratulated by men and women.

Sustrans Volunteer of the Year 2018, Sheila Fox, is presented with her award by Sustrans England South Director, James Cleeton.

Sheila Fox has lots to celebrate this festive season because she was recently announced as the Sustrans South East Volunteer of the Year 2018. A retired pre-school manager from Southampton, Sheila's...
10 December 2018
Five adults with mountain bikes and one child, all wearing helmets apart from man in cap to far right

Gary Dawes (far right) rides a hybrid Moulton bike: “They’re a bit Marmite”

Gary Dawes, 53, is an IT specialist for health services in County Durham. Here he tells us how he has always enjoyed cycling and how five years ago he took up riding his bike to work to try and lose...
6 November 2018
Woman with grey hair and glasses standing in field by National Cycle Network milepost

“It’s so handy having the traffic-free path so close to my home. I can build exercise into my everyday routine without really thinking about it.”

For former headteacher Penny Kelly, National Cycle Network Route 51 is more than just a connection from Thurston and Bury St Edmunds, it’s a way for her to stay active into her retirement whilst...
2 November 2018

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