Yorkshire and the Humber

Adult female cyclist riding on a cycle route

The 16km Castleford Greenway will connect Castleford to Wakefield. PHOTO: CityConnect

Communities in Leeds and Wakefield are being asked for their views on plans for the next phase of the Castleford Greenway scheme in Yorkshire, as part of our work with West Yorkshire Combined...
5 March 2019
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
Photo of delegates cutting cake to celebrate National Cycle Network review report, Paths for everyone

Rosslyn Colderley (middle), our Director in the North, cut the ‘Paths for Everyone’ cake with Gillian Ivey, Chair of the Trans Pennine Trail (left), & Councillor Kim Groves

Photo of cake with Paths for everyone design

Pictures: Dean Smith

We shared a 'Paths for Everyone’ cake with delegates at the Sustainable Travel Expo in Bradford this week to celebrate the National Cycle Network and showcase its review of 16,575 miles of routes...
22 November 2018
Man and child in wood, posing next to woodcarving of gnome

Wood carver Stephen Tarr with Ruby, who named the carved gnome 'Sleepy John'

Two friendly gnomes are the latest fantastical creatures which have appeared along a section of the Trans Pennine Trail maintained by Sustrans volunteers in Yorkshire. Sleepy John and Clumbsy were...
27 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
Michelle cycling

Michelle aims to cycle the 2 miles commute to work regularly

Michelle on a bike
Michelle is an HR professional in Leeds. She was diagnosed with depression in 2015 and was working through a recovery programme when she read about our free training for bike commuting with...
14 August 2018
image of man on bike

Alan plans to commute along the canal - 'Route 66 - by bike. PICTURE: Steve Tipton

Alan trained as a professional sound engineer. He is educated to degree level but he has dyscalculia, a form of dyslexia which makes it difficult to decipher numbers and perform in exams. During his...
14 August 2018

Fagley Primary school (middle) were the overall winners out of five schools in Bradford.

Fagley Primary was the winning school in our fourth annual inter-schools cycling event in Bradford last week. Children from five Bradford Primary schools got the chance to try out competitive cycling...
19 July 2018