Yorkshire and the Humber

Sustrans volunteers and staff stand next to the dam they built

The dams will help to attract wildlife such as birds, bats and insects

Sustrans volunteers helping to build the dam

The team built the dams from logs removed from another greenway and mud from the surrounding wetland.

Our volunteers and local team have built three new dams on the Spen Valley Greenway to help attract frogs, birds, bats, insects, and wildflowers. The team built the dams, which are up to 18 foot wide...
22 May 2019
a man and a woman shake hands in front of a picture of The Queen

Jo Ropner, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire presented Malcolm with the award at her home at Camp Hill

One of our long standing volunteers in Harrogate has been awarded a British Empire Medal for his services to cycling. Malcolm Margolis attended the medal presentation on 9 April with his wife Gia, at...
1 May 2019
Adult female cyclist riding on a cycle route

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

Communities in Leeds and Wakefield have been 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