Latest News updates on cycling, walking and sustainable travel
01/07/2020 – 1 to 1 cycling lessons are now available to book to boost your confidence on a bike! Delivered in partnership with Severn Ride and Stride, Bristol City Council and Life Cycle. Social distancing will be maintained at all times. Contact us here
20/06/2020 – You can now let the council know what changes you’d like to see to help you walk and cycle more in Bristol! Their interactive map allows you to ‘add a point’ or, simply ‘like’ an existing suggestion. By adding your input to the map you can increase the chance of changes in your area. Click here to view
Examples include new cycle lanes or pavement widening to allow people to travel safely.😊 Everyone should be able to feel safe out on the roads! It would be great if we could make the roads friendlier for cycling and walking – for fitness, health, pollution reduction and a quieter, safer more enjoyable place to live.
15/06/2020 -It is now a legal requirement that “Bus, coach, train, tram, ferry and aircraft passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible” https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-to-become-mandatory-on-public-transport
15/05/2020 -We now have a fleet of bikes available to borrow for free for up to 3 months to make essential travel. If you need a bike to get to work, do shopping or make other essential journeys, please get in touch to register. Contact us here to register your interest.
23/04/2020 – We have just received 10 new bikes that we will be busily assembling ready to become our fleet of loan bikes for key workers. Contact us here to register your interest.
13/04/2020 – We are promoting a weekly challenge to give you ideas of how to stay active. See the latest challenge here
8/04/2020 – TravelWest announce cycling support for key workers View here. This includes:
- Wheels to Work West are offering key workers a £100 discount off a refurbished bike
- Sully Cycles are offering all key workers a free bike service, along with a commuter jacket, helmet and a set of bike lights
- The Bristol Bike Project are offering 20% off everything to key workers
- The Electric Bike Shop are offering free bicycle checks and maintenance for key workers, all labour included
- Halfords are offering free bike services to NHS and emergency workers
8/04/2020 – First Journey-On travel profile completed – Tom Wilmott GKN View here
28/03/2020 – CCTV Installed at Avonmouth and Severn Beach Stations
We have been working with GWR (Great Western Railway) and Severnside Community Rail Partnership to facilitate CCTV installation. Work is almost complete installing cameras at these location, making travel safer in the area and bike parking more secure!
We’ve been busily creating a calendar of free activities. Click here to see our upcoming events. (now postponed)
New Walking/Cycling Group
We’ve started a new group called Severn Ride and Striders on facebook, where people can organise rides or walks, share ideas or advice and discuss all things cycling and walking! Join the group here. You can also follow our latest updates for Ride and Stride on our page here.