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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
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 space. The Friends of the Trans Pennine...
30 January 2019
children cycling along the Liverpool Loopline

The Liverpool Loop Line has a broad mix of native woodland, grassland and wildflowers, which are a haven for local wildlife species. Image credit: Chris Foster/Sustrans

We have developed a Woodland Plan for the Liverpool Loop Line to help make the route better for path users and wildlife. The former railway line runs from Halewood to Aintree is traffic-free and...
19 October 2018
the Lord Mayor of York with children from Acomb Primary school

The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Keith Orrell presented the Modeshift STARS Gold award to children at Acomb Primary School. PHOTO: Steve Tipton

We are delighted that Acomb Primary School has received the Modeshift STARS Gold award following our work with iTravel York to get more pupils cycling and walking on their journeys to school....
15 October 2018

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