National Cycle Network

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
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
Sustrans ebike on Spen Valley Greenway

The new ebike means Rob can transport heavier loads along the Spen Valley Greenway

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...
6 February 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 event space. The Friends of the Trans...
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
A photo of the view from above the Scott Avenue Community Garden in Bowling, looking across the seating area and planters towards the River Clyde and Bowling Harbour in the sunshine.

Scott Avenue community garden, Bowling, Glasgow

A photo of three judges from Britain in Bloom sitting on a chainsaw carved bench incorporating numerous features celebrating the maritime history of East Haven village, including a fisherman and native fish

Britain in Bloom judges visit the ArtRoots funded chainsaw carved bench celebrating the maritime history of East Haven, Angus

A photo of local young people taking part in a Circus of Lights Glow Parade at dusk, holding giant mermaid and unicorn lanterns and glowing circus props along cycle path in Craigmillar, Edinburgh

Circus of Lights Glow Parade, Craigmillar, Edinburgh

A photo of local schoolchildren standing on National Cycle Network Route 7 beside the iron sculpture of Drover's Bho.

Drover's Bho sculpture, Strathyre, Stirling

Community groups across Scotland are being given the opportunity to apply for up to £5000 in funding towards artistic and aesthetic improvements to their local National Cycle Network routes. The...
8 January 2019