North West

volunteers accept award

Sustrans Volunteer Group Coordinator Janet Gregory (left), with the winning Wirral team

A Wirral-based volunteer group has won our North of England Volunteer Group of the Year award for outstanding commitment to volunteering and the community. The group helps maintain local cycle routes...
12 December 2017
people use tools on a path

Volunteers select and remove sections of grass verges alongside the path at Camerton, and reseed them

cyclist and pedestrian on a cycle and walking path
We have widened and improved a section of the popular Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle and walking route as part of community work for Tracks of the Ironmasters to make the path accessible for wheelchairs,...
8 December 2017
Martholme Greenway opening with Sustrans volunteers

The local group Martholme Greenway worked with our team of staff and volunteers to restore the viaduct for public access

cutting the opening ribbon at Martholme Viaduct

Graham Jones MP officially opens Martholme Viaduct, with (left to right) Cllr Noordad Aziz , Rawden Kerr (Great Harwood town crier), Graham Jones (MP), John Barker and Will Haynes

walkers on viaduct
An historic viaduct which was once part of the East Lancashire Line is now open for public access 15 years after it was closed due to foot and mouth disease, thanks to the support of our staff and...
29 November 2017

Volunteer group co-ordinator, Pennines (TPT)

Would you like to help make it easier for people to walk and cycle? We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer in the High Peak area to bring together and motivate local volunteers and to co-ordinate the group’s activities.

Local volunteers get involved in signing and basic maintenance of the National Cycle Network. The Trans Pennine Trail is the main route through the area that the group helps to maintain.

Cyclists on protected bike lane Greater Manchester Bike Life

74% of Greater Manchester residents support the provision of protected cycle routes

Bike Life, the UK’s biggest assessment of cycling in cities, reveals four out of five people in Greater Manchester (77%) want more protected bike routes to make cycling safer, even when this could...
13 November 2017
Red squirrel with white tail eats on a feeder

A regular visitor to our Sea to Sea route, a male red squirrel with a blonde tail. Photo credit: Mike Mossop/West Lake Squirrel Initiative

A group of red squirrels has been spotted using an off-road section of the popular long distance Sea to Sea (C2C) path which we maintain. Our volunteers regularly see four red squirrels (one female...
31 October 2017
school children participate in cycle training
In 2008 Sefton won almost £2 million to become a Cycle Town and boost cycling levels to European levels through improving infrastructure and travel behaviour change programmes in the community. In...
8 September 2017
Richard with his bike

Richard cycles a nine-mile round trip from Prestwich to Manchester city centre (image credit Livia Lazar)

Richard Bond started cycling to work in middle-age and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly his nine-mile round trip got easier, faster and more enjoyable. While fully expecting his physical...
25 August 2017