Lifestyle

Park and ride challenge
cyclist takes takes on the park and ride challenge
You don’t have to join the gym in the New Year to work off the Christmas turkey. We recommend introducing active travel into your daily routine to improve your health and fitness. Swapping the car...
21 December 2017
Birds-eye view of cafe Ryde Liverpool

Ryde Liverpool is the perfect pit stop when cycling to or from the city

Outside view of the Harbour Hub cafe in Rhyl

Pick up new parts and get tips on maintaining your bike whilst you enjoy a fantastic coffee in Rhyl's Harbour Hub café

Inside The Commute Cafe in Ilkley

Bicycle workshop meets coffee house: The Commute Cafe in Ilkley is a great place to stop and refuel

Outside view of cafe Crol & Co in Bermondsey

Crol & Co has an idyllic atmosphere, a lovely vintage bike rack outside and serves delicious specials daily

Inside view of The Junction cafe in Swansea

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the award-winning Junction Café in Swansea

There's nothing better during a long bike ride than stopping off for a well-deserved coffee and slice of cake to top up your sugar levels and rest those tired legs. In light of the healing power of...
20 December 2017
Photo of female cyclist wearing helmet and backpack cycling along residential street on Quietway 7

Photo credit: Jonathan Bewley©2018

Photo of cyclists on shared use path, beside main road ©2016, Sustrans, all rights reserved

We asked our staff how they cope and what keeps them motivated during the colder seasons

Photo of female and male cyclists on Quietways 1 route through south east London in winter ©2016, Sustrans, all rights reserved

A decent pair of gloves makes your wintercommute much more pleasant

Winter can be a tough time for even the most hardened cyclist. Dark mornings and evenings coupled with cold, wet, icy and sometimes even snowy weather can make cycling seem like a chore. But there...
14 December 2017
Ayr Active Travel Hub
Sustrans Scotland staff work in Active Travel Hubs in Ayr and Kilmarnock providing information, engagement opportunities and facilities aimed to encourage the local community and visitors to travel...
12 December 2017
Cyclists on Quietway in London

The funding is part of the new multi-million pound programme that the Mayor of London and TfL established to transform neighbourhoods across the capital

Sustrans worked closely with Deptford Folk, Lewisham Council and local residents to develop the winning bid

Sustrans have helped Lewisham Council win funding from Transport for London’s £114 million Liveable Neighbourhood programme. The funding will help Lewisham Council develop a detailed proposal that...
5 December 2017
Lady on a tricycle with her children on bikes

Lisa has been able to enjoy cycling again through a specially-adapted trike

“I can cycle with one arm using the trike bike,” said Lisa. “I have the brake and bell on the right side"

Men in hi vis on red bikes

East Belfast Wise Men's Shed do cycle training on their new bikes as part of Sustrans' programme

Women standing behind and sitting on a bench

Ballybeen Women's Walking Group has been a 'new lease of life'

Mother-of-two Lisa Lecky was always an active person. She walked to and from work in Belfast every day. Two years ago she suffered a stroke which affected her left side. She has lost the power of her...
20 November 2017
Cafe on the Mawddach Trail

A well earned cake stop

A bike leaning in front of Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable is known for its oysters

A brewery in Saltaire

Saltaire, where you'll find a great brewery

A route sign near Swansea Bay

Having welsh cakes in Swansea is a must

You can use Sustrans' National Cycle Network to travel to foodie hotspots and sample some of the best treats the UK has to offer. And by combining it with a cycle ride, it's guilt-free chomping! 1....
6 October 2015
collage of images of carol on her bike

Images courtesy of The Northern Echo.

When we think of the health benefits of exercise many of us look to the physical side such as weight loss and improved fitness, but what about the mental health benefits? Studies have shown physical...
10 October 2017
Cyclist shopping at the local farmers market

We have searched far and wide for the very best places to get your taste buds raring to go for a cycle ride this autumn

Food festival stalls

Food festival favourites around the UK. Image credit Lionel Heap

Cheese stall at Melton Mowbray food festival

Image credit Lionel Heap

We have searched far and wide for the very best places to get your taste buds raring to go for an autumnal cycle ride.  Whether you are looking for a place to stop and sample delicious culinary...
4 October 2017

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