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men, women with children and bikes in a green environment

Lord Mayor Cleo Lake, Sustrans England South Director, James Cleeton and Cycle Sunday supporters enjoy a traffic-free day on the Downs

Over 3,000 people enjoyed traffic-free cycling in Bristol at the weekend – a record number for the event that has been established since 2015. Cycle Sunday showcases traffic-free cycling...
21 September 2018
family on bikes in bee costumes

Winning bees: Nicola Dowling (left) and family were one of two winners of Micro-Scooters for their costumes in the Bee Ride. PICTURE: Lorraine Taylor.

queue of people lining up for the Beeride

The Bee Ride from Abbey Hey to Chorlton attracted around 50 people. PICTURE: Lorraine Taylor

people on bikes

Bee Ride winner Andrew Scott. PICTURE: Aspa Paltaglou.

Around 50 bike-riding bees made a buzz at Manchester’s first ‘FloopFest’ last weekend to celebrate the Fallowfield Loopline and gather views to help improve the popular walking, scooting and cycling...
19 September 2018
cyclists on Hadrian's Cycleway study map

The new funding for Hadrian's Cycleway will help create links between local attractions and businesses and the cycle route. Photo: Vicki Deritis/Sustrans

Cyclists on Hadrians Cycleway

Over 160,000 people a year use the 174 mile (National Cycle Network route 72) cycle and walking route

We are delighted to have won £48,362 from Solway, Border and Eden LEADER to improve the popular Hadrian’s Cycleway in Cumbria for tourists and local people. Over 160,000 people a year use the 174...
17 September 2018
Man on bike crossing busy road

Just 55% of people in Northern Ireland are satisfied with cycling infrastructure

People walking in Belfast city centre

Over a third of public in Northern Ireland dissatisfied with walking infrastructure

Infographic showing results of survey on walking, cycling and public transport

Government infographic showing results of survey on walking, cycling and public transport

We are calling for the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to focus much more on improving walking and cycling infrastructure in Northern Ireland following the results of a public satisfaction survey...
13 September 2018
Silsden cycle route, West Yorks

The local community celebrated improvements on the Riddlesden to Silsden section of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. CREDIT: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

We attended a community celebration at Silsden on Saturday 18 August to mark the official re-opening of a section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, following improvement works as part of a £2.9m...
29 August 2018
Sustrans and Local Councilors launches One Path on Bristol and Bath Railway Path

Sustrans and Local Councillors launching One Path on Bristol and Bath Railway Path

One Path logo

The One Path initiative encourages users to "Share, Respect, Enjoy" the path.

An initiative designed to promote positive behaviour on shared paths was launched on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path (BBRP) yesterday. Designed to tackle conflict that can arise between different...
13 August 2018
teenagers give Sustrans Sea to Sea a new look

Young people from Phoenix Youth Project working with artists from The Colourful North to give the Phoenix Bridge a fiery new look. Photo: Tom Kay/Sustrans

wildlife and industrial heritage, tracks of the ironmasters

Wildlife and industrial heritage are key themes in the artwork. Photo: Tom Kay/Sustrans

phoenix and dragon

A new bridge is born! Photo: Tom Kay: Sustrans.

Local young people have painted a colourful artwork on the Phoenix Bridge along the Sea to Sea (C2C) National Cycle Network route at Cleator Moor, West Cumbria. The mural evokes the fiery spirit of...
3 August 2018
The HandleBards performing

The HandleBards perform Twelfth Night on 25 July and Romeo & Juliet on 31 July in Manchester

The HandleBards performing
The HandleBards performing
The HandleBards performing
The National Cycle Network is set to be the stage this week for a Shakespearean theatre troupe travelling around Britain by bicycle. The acclaimed HandleBards, who will travel through much of the...
25 July 2018
Lighting in subway, Coventry

Chloe Booth from Sustrans admires coloured lighting in a subway in Coventry. Photo: Tara Rutledge

A community action day was recently held on Saturday 14 July in Spon End, Coventry, aimed at improving the appearance of a local subway. Residents were given the chance to see how colourful lighting...
23 July 2018
Sustrans Bikes & Boats event in Ellesmere Port

Around 100 people cycled from Whitby Park to the National Waterways Museum, including many bikes 'blinged' with a boat theme

A procession of around 100 boat-themed bicycles joined Ellesmere Port’s popular Bikes and Boats Festival last weekend.   The fun-packed day, which Sustrans organised with the National Waterways...
16 July 2018

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