Children walking, cycling and scooting to school

Families invited to take on UK’s biggest active travel school challenge

Families in Plymouth are being invited to take up the Big Pedal 2021 – the UK’s largest cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting competition for primary and secondary schools.

The competition, which has now been running for 11 years, is fronted by Dame Sarah Storey, British Paralympian and 38-time world champion in cycling and swimming.

Organised by the walking and cycling...

Three Devon schools to make more space for social distancing during school run

Three schools across Devon County Council will be making more space outside their gates at pick up and drop off time as pupils return this term.

The School Streets schemes will restrict motor traffic at specific times to make more space for social distancing during the school run.

The schemes are being delivered by the schools and Devon County Council in partnership with...

Bring the outside in with a new online resource for families across Devon

Families across Devon can now access fun and educational resources online via a new four week feature launched today. The feature is offered through Sustrans’ free parent-focused newsletter.

The four-week feature, compiled by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans, includes five activities themed for wellbeing, keeping active, being creative, investigating and ‘anything goes’. Each...

Sustrans welcomes new funding for cycling and walking in Plymouth

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...

Beat a path to Efford Marsh fun day

People living in and around Efford could become trail blazers at an event designed to give them the lowdown on all the good things happening at their local nature reserve.

Efford Marsh will be the place to be next Friday for people who want to get involved with nature around them as well as help shape the future of their area.

Metalworkers Gary and Thomas Thrussell will be a...

'Portrait Bench' unveiled by Ben McBean

Former Royal Marine and double amputee Ben McBean unveiled the new ‘Portrait Bench’ in Plymouth’s North Cross today.

The bench, which has been installed as part of a makeover of the walking and cycling facilities in the area, features three life-size figures chosen by the local community to celebrate Plymouth’s history and culture – including Ben McBean himself.

Ben McBean’s...