North West

a cyclist a dog walker and a horse rider all enjoying the trans peninne trail

In 2015, Sustrans supporters voted for the trail as their favourite long distance route on the National Cycle Network. Credit: Steve Tipton/Sustrans

The UK’s first long distance cycling, walking and horse riding route is celebrating its 30th birthday with a series of events. The coast to coast trail runs from Southport to Hornsea, with many...
24 May 2019
people with bikes decorated as boats arrive at the National Boat Museum

The annual festival celebrates Ellesmere Port's rich heritage of bicycles and boats, and revives the bike carnivals of the 1900s

The popular ‘Bikes and Boats’ Festival inspired by Ellesmere Port’s bike carnivals of the 1900s, will be back on Sunday 26 May for the third year running. The fun-packed day, which is organised by us...
16 May 2019
map of propsed cycle routes on Isle of Man

The Active Travel Investment Plan shows the priority routes to help increase walking and cycling in the target area of Douglas and its surroundings

a man talking at the launch event in Douglas, Isle of Man

The plan focuses on a 2.5-mile radius of Douglas town centre with around 35% of the island’s population.

The Isle of Man Government has launched an Active Travel Investment Plan, developed by us, to highlight priority routes for cycling and walking. We were commissioned by the Isle of Man Government as...
16 May 2019
MaryJane with her bicycle on the Isle of Man

Credit: MaryJane Watson

MaryJane Watson started cycling to work as part of a personal goal to lose weight. Now she loves it so much she rarely misses a day on the bike. "I’ve been cycling to work since 2007, when I first...
10 April 2019
Kris Breadner on his bike with his daughter sitting in the trailer

Credit: Kris Breadner

Kris Breadner is a teacher in Ballakermeen High School, Douglas. He started riding his bike again in his late 20s and now brings his daughter along with him. For Kris, cycling offers much more than...
10 April 2019

Social media volunteer, Isle of Man

Do you enjoy taking pictures and meeting new people? Are you looking for experience in social media marketing, photography or writing and want to inspire others about the benefits of cycling & walking? Sustrans and the Isle of Man Government would love to hear from you!

Summary of tasks

Work with Sustrans and the Isle of Man Government to help promote cycling and walking on the Isle of Man to our local facebook, twitter and online audiences.

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