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Sustrans calls on local authorities to implement low traffic neighbourhoods and school streets

Sustrans is calling on local authorities across the UK to implement low traffic neighbourhoods, a holistic approach that looks at removing through traffic from residential areas, along with school streets. This comes as new figures show that 59% of parents in the UK do not enjoy their daily journey to …

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Cycling UK receives £1 million funding boost from DfT to extend Big Bike Revival

Cycling UK has been awarded an extra £1 million of funding from the Department of Transport to extend the Big Bike Revival into schools in England for the first time. The funding will enable pop-up bike mechanic stations to set up in schools to help fix bikes for around 10,000 …

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UK schools invited to take part in 2020 Bike to School Week

Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in the 2020 Bike to School Week, running from 28th September to 2nd October. Organised by Sustrans in partnership with the Bikeability Trust, it aims to celebrate cycling to school and the benefits of travelling actively for children. Whilst evidence suggests …

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Mayor launches online cycle training course for Londoners

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today launched the first online cycle training course for Londoners to give more people the confidence to start cycling – whether they’re taking it up for the first time or returning to it. The Cycle Skills course, which is available on the TfL …

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The Bikeability Trust appoints new executive director

The Bikeability Trust has appointed Emily Cherry as its new executive director. Cherry has over 20 years of experience working in children’s charities, including at NSPCC, Barnardos, Internet Watch Foundation, Peace One Day and the Children’s Society. “I’d like to offer my congratulations to Emily on her appointment, and will …

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2020 national Bikeability Awards winners announced

The Bikeability Trust has announced the winners of the third annual national Bikeability Awards programme with a ‘virtual’ award presentation this year, due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The primary aim of the awards programme is to reward and promote the work that the Bikeability industry and partners are doing. Secondary …

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Bristol Family Cycling Centre to relocate

The Bristol Family Cycling Centre (BFCC) is to relocate. One possible site the council is looking at is the Henacre and Merriman’s Drive Open Space, Lawrence Weston, which benefits from an adjacent BMX track and a proposed new cycle route being built by Sustrans and funded by Highways England. The BFCC …

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Funding boost to help promote cycling and walking in Leicestershire

More than £1 million of Government funding has been secured to help further work to promote walking and cycling in Leicester and Leicestershire. The money, from the DfT’s Access Fund, totals £1.065 million and has been given to the councils to extend a four-year programme of partnership work between them, …

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