Communities

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
People outside on a led walk ©Active Travel Hub Kilmarnock

Participants celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Hub's regular Monday health walks

For many people in our communities the benefits to active travel are well understood and accepted. They have the will to walk and cycle more but something prevents them from taking the first steps or...
21 February 2019
Sustrans volunteers created a bee mural

Our volunteers created a bee mural alongside route 68 and overlooking the A69. PHOTO: Hexham Courant

Our volunteers have created a giant bee on the embankment of cycle and walking route 68 to highlight the path’s importance for wildlife. Volunteers worked with artist Bruce Parker over three workdays...
19 February 2019
People with bike launching a report beside river

Sustrans Chief Executive Xavier Brice came to an event at the Island Centre, Lisburn to help launch Paths for Everyone report which sets out plans to renew and improve the Network.

Sustrans is calling for authorities across Northern Ireland to help reinvigorate the 23-year-old National Cycle Network. The National Cycle Network is a network of 16,575 miles of signed routes...
7 February 2019
Carol Attewell is Sustrans volunteer on the Beamish to Washington route

Carol Attewell volunteers on the Beamish to Washington stretch of the C2C

volunteers digging ground to sow seeds

Bob Sorley with some of the volunteers who maintain the Consett to Beamish section. Here they were preparing ground for sowing wild flower seeds at Annfield Plain.

Children’s toys, bikes and scooters, as well as Christmas decorations, were amongst an estimated 955 bags of litter collected by our volunteers on cycle routes in County Durham, Gateshead and...
5 February 2019
Helen yn derbyn ei gwobr gan Steve Brooks a Sioned Lewis o Sustrans

Helen yn derbyn ei gwobr gan Steve Brooks a Sioned Lewis o Sustrans

Ym mis Tachwedd, dathlodd Sustrans Cymru un o'n gwirfoddolwyr mwyaf ymroddedig, Helen Jenkins, a enillodd Wobr Gwirfoddolwr y Flwyddyn. Mae'r wobr yn cydnabod y gwaith gwych gan ein gwirfoddolwyr...
31 January 2019
Helen receiving her award from Sustrans' Steve Brooks and Sioned Lewis

Helen receiving her award from Sustrans' Steve Brooks and Sioned Lewis

In November, Sustrans Cymru celebrated one of our most dedicated volunteers, Helen Jenkins, who won the Volunteer of the Year Award. The award recognises the fantastic work by our volunteers across...
31 January 2019
Sustrans volunteers cleared trees from Godley turntable

Volunteers cleared trees and other vegetation from the old turntable | Photo credit: Justin Turnbull

Photo of bicycle by Godley railway turntable in autumn
Our volunteers are working with local schools in East Manchester to help turn an abandoned old railway turntable in Godley into a wildlife haven and community space. The Friends of the Trans Pennine...
30 January 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

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