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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
picture showing representatives from Isle of Man government, Sustrans and local schools launching 'Active Travel'

Rosslyn Colderley (centre left) joined Isle of Man ministers, Manx cyclists and local school children at Ballakermeen High School to celebrate the launch of Active Travel

The Isle of Man Government has launched the start of a new £3.8 million Active Travel programme, to get more than 20% of people walking and cycling their everyday journeys by 2021. Our team in the...
9 October 2018
family on bikes in bee costumes

Winning bees: Nicola Dowling (left) and family were one of two winners of Micro-Scooters for their costumes in the Bee Ride. PICTURE: Lorraine Taylor.

queue of people lining up for the Beeride

The Bee Ride from Abbey Hey to Chorlton attracted around 50 people. PICTURE: Lorraine Taylor

people on bikes

Bee Ride winner Andrew Scott. PICTURE: Aspa Paltaglou.

Around 50 bike-riding bees made a buzz at Manchester’s first ‘FloopFest’ last weekend to celebrate the Fallowfield Loopline and gather views to help improve the popular walking, scooting and cycling...
19 September 2018
Woman poses by bicycle

"Cycling makes me feel free, alive, happy and generally self-reliant"

Emily Griffiths works in Health Informatics at the University of Manchester. In this article, she talks about cycling in Manchester. "I started cycling when I was a student, as a cheap, easy way of...
16 August 2018
Floopfest cycling and walking festival
15 September 2018
Join us to create a festival buzz on Manchester’s favourite walking and cycle path from Chorlton to Abbey Hey. Join a musical Bee Ride along the Fallowfield Loop traffic-free path or walk, scoot or...
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
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

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