sustrans.org.uk Archives - 28 July 2016, Thursday

  • Commute by bike with confidence

    sustrans.org.uk 25 Jul '16, 9am

    Cycle to work and arrive energised, alert and ready for the day – and you’ll be clocking up your recommended 2.5 hours of physical activity per week before your working day starts! Be prepared The easiest way to be put off cycling to work is to jump straight on your bike without being...

  • How to start cycling to work.

    How to start cycling to work

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Jul '16, 4am

    Cycling to work is a great way of fitting more activity into your busy daily routine. It’s also good for the environment as you won’t be burning any fossil fuels on your commute - the only fuel you’ll need is your breakfast. But how to start cycling to work? You don't need a complicat...

  • Never mind the #tourdefrance Check our our guide for a Slow Tour of Yorkshire:

    Join us for the Slow Tour of Yorkshire

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Jul '16, 7am

    Were you inspired by the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire? If so, why not try Sustrans’ version – the Slow Tour of Yorkshire. The Slow Tour is a guide to 21 of the best cycle routes across Yorkshire on the

  • Research shows kids play outside half as much as parents did

    sustrans.org.uk 23 Jun '16, 9am

    Children spend less time playing outdoors and more time using technology than their parents did as youngsters, according to our survey released during Bike Week (11-19 June). On average children spend 1 hour and 20 minutes playing sport and playing outside after school, whilst their p...

  • Want to go shopping by bike but not sure where to start? Read our top tips:

    How to do your shopping by bike

    sustrans.org.uk 20 Jun '16, 7am

    If you want to try riding your bike for more of the everyday journeys, you may have wondered how to tackle the weekly shopping trip. With a few modifications to your bike and by tweaking your shopping habits, shopping by bike can be easily done. Safety first Do not hang shopping bags ...

  • Traffic disruption of cycling projects is short-lived: the benefits long-lasting

    sustrans.org.uk 19 Jun '16, 11am

    Some Londoners think that cyclists are getting an easy ride right now. And in some respect, it’s not hard to see why. A few years ago not even the most wildly optimistic forecaster could have predicted the change on London’s roads in such a short space of time. But then 2013 happened....

  • Research shows kids play outside half as much as parents did

    sustrans.org.uk 13 Jun '16, 12pm

    Children spend less time playing outdoors and more time using technology than their parents did as youngsters, according to our survey released during Bike Week (11-19 June). On average children spend 1 hour and 20 minutes playing sport and playing outside after school, whilst their p...

  • It's #bikeweekuk. Time to take the kids out on a bike ride? See our traffic free routes:

    Traffic free family rides

    sustrans.org.uk 12 Jun '16, 9am

    Cycling is a wonderful way to have fun as a family. These rides on our National Cycle Network make for a brilliant family day out. Kids will love being able to ride their bikes on these largely traffic free paths and there are lots of things for them to see and do along the way. If yo...

  • Expert panel announced for game-changing #CLPlus design comp.

    Community Links PLUS expert judging panel announced

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Jun '16, 1pm

    A group of Scotland’s foremost transport and planning experts has been selected to assess bids for groundbreaking community-led active travels schemes across the country. The Scottish Government Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf, welcomed the announcement and said h...

  • Want get your bike is in top condition for the summer? Check out our maintenance guide:

    Bicycle maintenance made easy

    sustrans.org.uk 30 May '16, 7am

    Like any machine, a bicycle will work better and last longer if you care for it properly. Get in the habit of checking your bike regularly – simple checks and maintenance can help you enjoy hassle-free riding and avoid repairs.

  • See #PowerofFoodFestival by bike with @SustransScot & @PoFFest sign up here

    Power of Food Festival led rides - Edinburgh

    sustrans.org.uk 28 May '16, 1pm

    Join us on one of our leisurely led rides visiting community food-growing gardens around the city as part of The Power of Food Festival 2016. We're running two rides and it'd be great to have you along. Event details: Ride one (Haymarket to the Royal Botanical Gardens): Meet at Haymar...

  • Want to get started cycling with your children? We've got you covered with our guidance:

    Children and families

    sustrans.org.uk 27 May '16, 7am

    Children love cycling - it's fast and fun, and gives them freedom and independence to get around. And you don’t need to wait until your kids are old enough to ride themselves to start enjoying the benefits of cycling as a family.

  • Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy carries much hope but little action

    sustrans.org.uk 23 May '16, 10am

    Today marks the end of the Government’s consultation on the draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. When the obligation to produce a strategy was first put into law in February 2015 we called it “an historic opportunity to guarantee the long term funding that will extend travel...

  • Independent research shows the effects of new walking & cycling routes on public health:

    Research highlights the public health benefits of new walking and cycling routes

    sustrans.org.uk 23 May '16, 7am

    Fit for Life , a new report by Sustrans, presents independent research, by leading experts, into the public health benefits of new walking and cycling routes. Sustrans, supported by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund , completed many new high quality walking and cycling routes between ...

  • Looking for a challenging route to cycle this summer? 10 routes to try on the Network:

    Challenge yourself

    sustrans.org.uk 15 May '16, 9am

    Top 10 challenging rides on the Network Whether you are looking for dramatic and wild countryside or magnificent coastal views, we have a challenge ride for you. Find out more Top 10 running routes on the National Cycle Network Here are some of our favourite running spots from around ...

  • Want to ride some of the most loved routes in the UK? Look no further:

    Long distance cycle rides

    sustrans.org.uk 08 May '16, 7am

    Your favourite long distance route Want to ride some of the most loved routes in the UK? Look no further... Long distance rides in England Explore some of the fantastic and varied long distance cycle rides England has to offer. Find out more Long distance rides in Northern Ireland and...

  • My blog for @Sustrans on making cycling easier & safer in London.

    Sadiq Khan answers our London Mayor cycling test

    sustrans.org.uk 27 Apr '16, 5pm

    We spoke to candidates and shared the three essential things that we believe the Mayoral candidates should pledge to deliver: A network of cycling routes for all Empowered communities to make safer local streets London’s biggest barriers to cycling and walking busted. The response fro...

  • Millions of car journeys abandoned for the Big Pedal. Read more:

    Millions of car journeys abandoned for Big Pedal

    sustrans.org.uk 21 Apr '16, 11am

    Children across the UK are jumping on their bikes and scooters over the next two weeks in an attempt to reduce 70 million balloons worth of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. Parents and teachers will leave their cars at home for their normal trips to and from sch...

  • Want to get active this summer? Plan some family walks with our guide:

    Planning your family walks

    sustrans.org.uk 16 Apr '16, 9am

    One of the best bits about walking is that it’s spontaneous, but with a little forward-thinking you can find the best routes for a family jaunt. Free range walks don't need a lot of planning - it's far more fun to be spontaneous! Take off to the park or the local woods. Or why not com...

  • Want to get outside more this year and donate some time? Volunteer with us!

    Get involved

    sustrans.org.uk 14 Apr '16, 7am

    Our 4,000 volunteers are key to our success and we’d like you to join us. From sprucing up the National Cycle Network , enhancing biodiversity along the routes , leading walks and rides, to supporting communities to improve their air quality - our volunteers carry out a huge range of ...

  • Spring is springing! Plan a day out by bike for the family:

    Great Easter days out

    sustrans.org.uk 03 Apr '16, 9am

    This Easter visit some of the UK’s best attractions, castles and fantastic historical landmarks by bike or on foot. Here are some of our favourites from across the UK that are within easy reach of the National Cycle Network , and are holding special Easter events. 1. The Eden Project ...

  • #FindYourEpic

    Experience your own great weekend of adventure by bike

    sustrans.org.uk 02 Apr '16, 7am

    This year is Visit Wales’ Year of Adventure. Wales is jam-packed with exhilarating sites to explore and can offer something for everyone from biking the towering mountains in Snowdonia to walking along the breath-taking coastlines in West Wales. We’ve created a list of adventure locat...

  • Looking for a challenging cycle ride this summer? Try one of these:

    Set yourself a summer cycling challenge

    sustrans.org.uk 31 Mar '16, 7am

    Spring is upon us and with the warmer weather and lighter evenings there is no better time to dust off your bike , get outdoors and set yourself a summer challenge. A cycle challenge is a great way of giving you something to look forward to and keep you motivated through spring. It ca...

  • "Cycling & walking should be central to intelligent mobility debate," by @jasontorrance:

    Intelligent mobility needs walking and cycling

    sustrans.org.uk 15 Mar '16, 12pm

    Intelligent mobility has become a bit of a buzz phrase of late with everyone from the UK Government to the motor industry getting on board. But what does it actually mean? The general understanding is that it provides a different approach to the challenges of the transport sector, whe...

  • "Cycling gives me freedom". Better design is needed to close cycling gender gap #IWD2016

    Better design to close gender gap

    sustrans.org.uk 08 Mar '16, 8am

    If someone were to ask me what I like about cycling it would be this: cycling gives me freedom, it gives me choice. The opportunity to say hello to passers-by, to create my own routes and to power my own turbo charge when time is of the essence. “ Let me tell you what I think of bicyc...

  • Missed yesterday's Westminster debate on #funding4cycling? Take a look at our round up:

    MPs debate cycling funding

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Feb '16, 5pm

    In Parliament yesterday MPs debated the Government’s investment in cycling. 24 hours prior to the debate the public were asked to share their views on twitter by using #funding4cycling . Conservative MP Chris Green requested the topic and opened the debate by arguing that there was a ...

  • Designing good places to cycle is more than implementing standard solutions. Read more:

    More complex than standard solutions

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Feb '16, 2pm

    On my daily commute into the office I often dream about how good it would be if my experience were like that of someone in say, Copenhagen, and how this might be achieved. There is a whole host of factors that need to be addressed if we are going to see levels of cycling in the UK com...

  • Very excited about the walking benefits from these strategic community links projects

    Grants for community infrastructure

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Feb '16, 10am

    Sustrans Scotland delivers important infrastructure programmes that deliver our commitment to meeting the vision of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) of 10% of trips by bike by 2020. These programmes help to restore balance in our streets in favour of pedestrians and people ...

  • What characterises places that support health, wellbeing & social cohesion? Read more:

    7 ways to integrate health and place

    sustrans.org.uk 04 Feb '16, 8am

    We all want to live in great places. We also know that limitations to places becoming really great to live in come from many quarters. A lack of integration of planning for movement with planning for health has been a major hindrance - but new initiatives are afoot that are seeking to...

  • Want to promote cycling to work with your colleagues in 2016? Start here:

    Promote cycling to work with workplace posters

    sustrans.org.uk 25 Jan '16, 8am

    Share, download and print our posters to encourage your colleagues to cycle to work and show that your workplace supports cycling. Download "Let's make cycling to work the norm" PDF Download "Wish you could cycle to work?" PDF Download "Dreaming of a two-wheeled commute?" PDF Get invo...