Environment

Sustrans ebike on Spen Valley Greenway. Image credit: Wayne Firth

The new ebike means Rob can transport heavier loads along the Spen Valley Greenway. PHOTO: Wayne Firth

Our ranger on the popular Spen Valley Greenway now has a new ebike for transporting litter along the seven-mile cycle and walking path between Dewsbury and Oakenshaw (near Bradford). Ranger Rob...
22 February 2019
litter picking on the Liverpool loopline

The Liverpool Loopline litter pickers go out every Tuesday. Elaine O'Callaghan (left) was voted Volunteer of the Year for the North of England.

suspect WW2 bomb on the Liverpool Loopline

The suspected World War Two bomb turned out to be a harmless metal canister

One discovery stands out amongst the usual drinks cans, crisp packets and takeaway boxes in our volunteer group’s records of 800 bin bags of litter picked on the Liverpool Loop Line in 2018: Nestled...
5 February 2019
Photo of children removing litter from an embankment alongside a traffic-free section of National Cycle Network Route 1 in Brunstane, Edinburgh. Three children are using litter-pickers while two hold a refuse bag.

Children taking part in a litter-pick on National Cycle Network Route 1, Brunstane

Sustrans Scotland has today announced the opening of a new grant fund to support communities in making improvements to National Cycle Network routes across Scotland. The Network Action Grant Fund,...
29 January 2019
Two volunteers in a canoe passing refuse with a litter-picker to a volunteer on the shore of the Union Canal, Edinburgh during a Paddle Pickup

Community volunteers taking part in a Paddle Pickup on the Union Canal, National Cycle Network Route 75

Landscape with autumnal trees showing an on-road stretch of National Cycle Network Route 78 in Crinan

Crinan, National Cycle Network Route 78

The Network Action Grant Fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, seeks to empower communities in implementing improvements which make journeys on the National Cycle...
29 January 2019
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
Photo of a man applying linseed oil to metal bridge

Dave and Max applied linseed oil to four metallic bridges in Derbyshire

Photo of coins coated in linseed oil during a test against accelerated corrosion

The linseed oil also helped to protect the metal in the accelerated climate chamber

Photo of a metallic bridge

Sustrans owns over 800 bridges and structures along the National Cycle Network, including several historic metallic bridges

A natural oil used for hundreds of years by blacksmiths to protect swords and other metalwork from corrosion could replace toxic paints when maintaining historic metal bridges, a new study has found...
28 November 2018

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