Walking and cycling programme in Devon awarded Government grant

Authored by News Desk

Walking and cycling schemes in Devon have received a half-million pound boost, thanks to a funding announcement today (Friday 7 February).

The £500,000 grant from the Department for Transport will extend Devon County Council’s Access Fund Programme for a fourth year.

The programme aims to increase the proportion of walking and cycling trips to workplaces, schools or colleges...

Drop in cars on the school run in Plymouth as pupils choose to walk, cycle or scoot to school

Authored by Emma Cooke

There has been a significant reduction in cars being used on the school run at schools in Plymouth, following work carried out by walking and cycling charity Sustrans, in partnership with Plymouth City Council, as part of the Plymotion: Bike It Plus programme.

By the end of the last academic year, Plymotion school communities working with Sustrans saw a low of 36% of school journeys...

Riding a bike after knee replacement surgery – 7 top tips

Authored by News Desk

Ride Your Bike to Work Day takes place this month, designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of cycling. Riding a bike is a great way to exercise, but if you’ve had knee replacement surgery how should you get back in to the saddle?

According to Paul Soley, physiotherapy manager at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, provided you follow advice there is no reason why you can’t ride...

Plymotion grants up for grabs

Authored by News Desk

Employers across the city are being invited to bid for Government grants to provide either facilities or initiatives to enable their staff to travel to work either by bike, on foot or by bus.

Match funded grants of up to £5,000 are being made available through Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme to provide facilities or initiatives to encourage employees to...

Sustrans welcomes new funding for cycling and walking in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

More people will be able to cycle and walk to work thanks to new funding awarded to Plymouth City Council, which was announced yesterday day.

The £1.5m funding for Plymouth is awarded as part of £64 million of Government investment shared across 28 projects in England over three years from 2017 to 2020.

James Cleeton, Director for Sustrans in the South of England, said: “This...

Tour of Britain launches in Devon

Authored by Mary

Devon school children received a very special preview of the Tour of Britain on Monday (4 July), cycling the start and finish of the Devon stage with a British cycling pioneer and an aspiring professional.

On Friday September 9 2016, the world’s top cycling teams and riders will race from Sidmouth on the East Devon coastline to the summit of Haytor on Dartmoor in Stage Six of the race...

Plans for Eastern Corridor walking and cycling link

Authored by Mary

Plans for a walking and cycling route connecting Laira Rail Bridge and the new Saltram Meadow housing estate have been submitted by the Council.

The link will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a traffic-free alternative to this stretch of Laira Bridge Road and Billacombe Road and therefore help to reduce congestion along the A379.

Around 570 pedestrians and cyclists already...

Take Moor care when cycling on Dartmoor

Authored by Mary

Cyclists are being asked to take “Moor care” when out and about in Dartmoor National Park this summer. The National Park has seen a steady increase in the popularity of cycling, both “off road” along moorland bridleways and designated trails, as well as a boom in road cycling across Dartmoor.

There have been increasing numbers of people choosing to enjoy Dartmoor by bike, particularly...

Plymouth welcomes back Gran Fondo cycling event... Twice!

Authored by Mary

It is nearly time for the eagerly anticipated year two of The Plymouth Gran Fondo, mass participation cycling event.

The 2016 event has a new waterfront city centre location, a new ride and two event dates, headlining a summer of cycling in Plymouth.

The 2016 Plymouth Gran Fondo hosted by Rockets & Rascals at Royal William Yard, supported by Urban Splash, promises an...

New Government strategy launched to encourage travelling by bike or on foot

Authored by Mary

A blueprint to encourage more walking and cycling was launched by the Government on Sunday 27 March.

The new strategy has a clear ambition that by 2040 getting around by bike or on foot will be the natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey.

It includes ambitions to double cycling, reverse the decline in walking, reduce the rate of cyclists killed or...


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