National Cycle Network

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
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
people hold National Cycle Network sign displaying budget

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson and Sustrans Scotland Deputy Director Grace Martin

Sustrans Scotland has welcomed the investment of a further £3.9m from the Scottish Government to help develop National Cycle Network routes across Scotland.  The move brings the total of Scottish...
10 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
A man spooning out some ice cream from a tub while sitting on a bike ride

There's no better treat than ice cream when you're out on the National Cycle Network

Bike and parasol with Rossi Ice Cream box

There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy an ice cream during your adventures on foot or bike

Di Meo's ice cream kiosk on the sea front in Whitley Bay

As well as their shop, Di Meo's also have a kiosk on Whitley Bay's sea front selling their delicious ice creams

There’s nothing better in those hot summer months than treating yourself to a tasty ice cream cone or yummy tub of sorbet to cool off during your bike ride. But with so many great ice cream shops to...
26 April 2019
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
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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11 July 2018