East of England

Street kit, pictured above, will be used by residents during the project to trial changes to road infrastructure.

We've been commissioned by Essex County Council to deliver a community-led street design project enabling residents living in and around Winstree Road, Colchester, to have a say on how their streets...
7 March 2019
Photo of award presentation at Middleton Primary School, Peterborough, a representative from the school is given award by Sustrans representatives

Gemma Hughes and Eric Schneider presenting the award at Middleton Primary School, Peterborough.

A primary school in Peterborough is celebrating after coming out on top of a bike and scooter challenge that was held in the city between October and December 2018. A total of 364 bikes and 583...
7 January 2019
Woman with grey hair and glasses standing in field by National Cycle Network milepost

“It’s so handy having the traffic-free path so close to my home. I can build exercise into my everyday routine without really thinking about it.”

For former headteacher Penny Kelly, National Cycle Network Route 51 is more than just a connection from Thurston and Bury St Edmunds, it’s a way for her to stay active into her retirement whilst...
2 November 2018
Pupils, teacher and Bicycle officer pose outside school bicycles

Alister Barclay from Sustrans celebrates with teachers and pupils from Fairfield Park Lower School near Stotford, Bedfordshire

We recently presented Fairfield Park Lower School near Stotford, Bedfordshire, with a trophy to celebrate their success in this year’s Big Pedal competition. Fairfield Park finished ahead of over 1,...
25 July 2018
School children and teachers celebrate

School children at St Thomas More celebrate their success in the Big Pedal with Gemma Hughes from Sustrans.

Schools in Peterborough are still celebrating the achievements they accomplished during this year's UK wide Big Pedal which took place between 23 April-4 May. Sixteen schools across the city got...
22 June 2018

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