East Midlands

Views of Bennerley Viaduct at dawn

Views of Bennerley Viaduct at dawn

Side view of the Bennerley Viaduct and underside

Hundreds of hours of volunteer time has been given to remove damaging scrub vegetation from under the viaduct

Bennerley Viaduct stands as a monument to a former age when coal was king. Built in 1877, the wrought iron viaduct is one of two that survive in this country. The viaduct has local, regional and...
15 February 2017
Chris Sims and two Sustrans project officers with bike

Bike It Jobseekers in Derby helped people like Chris (picture left) get to work

Kimberley Jowitt with Sustrans project officer

“I wasn’t using the bike before, it was in the garden rusting. Now I’m riding it around the estate – it’s helping me to get fit and it’s saving me money on bus fares!”

In 2012, Derby City Council were awarded a grant of £4.9 million by the Department of Transport through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund - £1.85 million in capital funding and £3.1 million for...
6 December 2016
17 December 2016
Join our brilliant volunteers for a task day to help keep the wonderful Cloud Trail in top condition. We'd love for you to join us for a day of scrub removal, tree coppicing, making a habitat pile...
16 December 2016
Come and join our fantastic volunteers as we create a beautiful space for wildflowers to grow and flourish on the Nutbrook Trail. We'll be maintaining the area and making sure it's in top condition...
16 October 2016
Our friendly Rangers will show you how to reach Sherwood Pines forest park by bike through Sherwood Forest along National Cycle Route 6, returning via Routes 645 and 647. Our ride starts and ends at...
celebration of new route opening

Residents of the south west of Chesterfield can now easily cycle to the station

We've been celebrating the opening of a new £1 million cycle link in Chesterfield. This new cycle route means that the south west of the town, around Queens Park, is now connected to the railway...
23 September 2016
Sunday 21 August 2016, 10am-5pm
Led by our local Rangers, this exciting circular 40-mile ride delves into deepest Sherwood Forest on Routes 6 & 648 and past the Parliament Oak to reach Edwinstowe for a lunch stop before...
Riders gather to chat
Sunday 17 July 2016, 9:45am - 15:30pm
Ride out with our friendly volunteers on this Go explore with Sustrans ride to a rendezvous with other cyclists for an informal ‘lunch on the lawn’ charity garden party in Fledborough village, close...
Torksey viaduct in the late 1990s at sunset

Torksey viaduct in the late 1990s

map showing Torksey viaduct
The historic viaduct over the River Trent opens this week, more than 50 years after the last train crossed - linking the communities of Torksey and Cottam. The viaduct has been disused since the...
22 April 2016