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Resources to help you with sustainable and active travel

Support

Travel advice and route planning

for using the local network. Contact us to chat about which routes would suit you best whether cycling, walking or using public transport. Also see BetterbyBike for cycle routes planning or TravelWest for all transport types in the west of England.

Starting to cycle

Healthy Hobbies: A Beginner’s Guide to Cycling

Cycle training

Beginners through to advanced cycling. We can arrange lessons for complete beginners 1to1 or via our Learn to Ride sessions. For those who want a confidence boost or guidance on where to cycle we can arrange 1to1 on-road training with a qualified instructor.

Led rides and walks 

Keep an eye on our events! Or sign up to the newsletter.

Commuter rides

Showing you the way to work! Keep an eye on our events.

Dr bike sessions

This is a great way to get your bike checked for free! The mechanic will do an ‘MOT’ style bike check up and report on any important repairs that need doing. The mechanic should also be able to carry out basic repairs. Keep an eye on upcoming bike check ups

Free Bike hire

We will soon have a fleet of hybrid bikes available to hire for free. eBikes are also available from TravelWest

Bike repair

There are few bike shops around Severnside and Avonmouth. For a local mobile mechanic who will come to you, check out Boing Bicycles operating from Sea Mills.
[email protected] – Phone: 0117 3620212

Videos

See cycling videos here!

PLACES TO FIND RIDES AND WALKS

BetterbyBike – cycling maps and rides – Lots of rides to choose from around Bristol 

Cycling UK – formerly the Cyclists’ Touring Club. “Cycling UK has championed the cause of cycling for more than 140 years.”

Cycle Bristol CTC – “Cycle Bristol CTC, the local member group of Cycling UK, formerly The Cyclists’ Touring Club, which is Britain’s oldest and largest national cycling organisation.” Find advice and rides here including group rides you can get involved in.

Let’s Ride (British Cycling) – Lists of rides around Bristol and guided rides happening

A Forgotten Landscape – Walking routes and history about the Severnside area

Blaise Castle walks – see the walking leaftet here

TravelWest walks – Check out Severn Beach Circular
Walk
 or Sea Mills to Shirehampton

Videos

See our videos page here.

Cycling UK have great videos including this one helping you to learn to ride as a complete beginner!

British Cycling have a series of videos on youtube advising you how to ride safely and confident. View the Commute Smart playlist

ORGANISATIONS

Severnside Community Rail Partnership – Established in 2006 as Community Interest (not for profit) Company, we work with local communities to encourage the use of local trains, to ensure that access to local stations is easy, and to enhance these stations so they provide a safe and welcoming environment.  Our station improvement projects are delivered with the assistance of volunteers, schools, youth groups and the Community Payback scheme.

TravelWest – Travel advice and resources, journey planning, grants, updates and much more!

KEEPING FIT AT HOME

With some people having to stay at home, we wanted to share some ideas for staying active in the house or garden.

Fitness Blender – Great source of workout videos and plans

Youtube – an unlimited source of free workout ideas! – try The body coach

Fast exercises – more videos

Sport England

Sport England has put together a list of free resources for fitness challenges and activities including apps currently with free trials and reduced costs here