East Midlands

The Varsity Way

Route details

  • From-to: Oxford to Cambridge
  • Distance: 120-miles
  • Terrain: Mostly flat with some short, steady gradients. Some of the on-road sections can be busy, but most are quiet. 
  • Access: Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge all have well connected train stations. 

Route description

The Mayor of Lincoln gets a closer view of the mosaics

The Mayor of Lincoln gets a closer view of the mosaics

One of the mosaics created by local children which is now on display

One of the mosaics created by local children

We've been working with school children in Lincoln to bring customers a new addition to their local shops! Twelve mosaics designed by local school children are now on permanent display around the...
9 March 2018
donation cheque being handed over to Sustrans

Gwyneth Mc Minn of Sustrans receiving a cheque from Tim Newberry of Cycling UK Lincolnshire

group of Sustrans volunteers at event

Sustrans volunteers at the event on 10 February

Our volunteers in Lincolnshire were thrilled recently to receive a donation of £200 from the Cyclists Touring Club in the county – a group which is part of Cycling UK. The money will be used to help...
19 February 2018
Sustrans volunteer Ian callaghan is congratulated by Cllr Mike Thompson

Willow Glade is located on Route 64 of the National Cycle Network

Weaving in the woods at the opening of Willow Glade

Children took part in a weaving session using a tool made from willow

children in the new woodland space

Children enjoying the new fenced learning area with steps and seating

Excited local residents have welcomed the opening of a new community space in Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire. Located on Route 64 of the National Cycle Network, Willow Glade has been developed by...
15 February 2018
Bennerley Viaduct
Sustrans has been working to restore and open up a multi-million pound project Bennerley Viaduct as a walking and cycling route for over three years. In August 2017, as part of this work, we applied...
7 February 2018
Sustrans staff group photo in Leicester

Sustrans staff and representatives from Leicester City Council celebrate our 40th anniversary

We've been celebrating our 40th birthday throughout 2017, and this week our team in the midlands held an event in Leicester. We've come a long way from our early Bristol based days, and to celebrate...
8 December 2017
Black and white image of Tom
Tom on a bike at an event in the Midlands
Tom is our brilliant volunteer photographer in the Midlands and one of this year's Sustrans Volunteer Award winners. We caught up with him to hear all about his role and why he volunteers with...
9 November 2017
members of public taking part in Bennerley Viaduct walk

"The interest in the walks demonstrate that there is a huge interest and growing support to bring this viaduct back into use"

man at bennerley viaduct on walk
Over 200 people signed up for a guided tour of the wrought iron Bennerley Viaduct when it was recently opened up as part of the Heritage Open days and Derbyshire’s Autumn Footprints walking Festival...
6 November 2017
Sustrans team members

The initiative promoted the projects and activities that we're involved in throughout Leicestershire.

Young boy holds painting and balloon

Around 25 people came along to the lunch and drop-in event at Braunstone Gate on Sunday 8 October.

Residents in Leicester have been getting involved in a family drop-in event organised by our team in Leicester. Around 25 people came along to the lunch and drop-in event at Braunstone Gate on Sunday...
19 October 2017
people pose by viaduct

We're working with local groups, organisations and businesses to bring the historic viaduct back into use

Our project to restore and reopen Bennerley Viaduct has received a further boost thanks to the help of a local firm. Ward Recycling provided a skip free of charge to enable volunteers to begin...
9 October 2017