Love Cycling

Children love cycling - it's fast and fun. It gives them freedom and independence to get around. And you don’t need to wait until your kids are old enough to ride themselves to start enjoying the benefits of cycling as a family. Click here to find out more.

Even at a relaxed pace, families can travel at 10mph on bikes, which means typical school runs can be done in 5-10 minutes (and you won't have to struggle to find a car parking space).

Lack confidence? Cycle training is by far one of the best ways to boost your confidence on two wheels.
www.cycle4life.org and 
www.ridingabike.co.uk offer local training. Trainers can support family confidence training, where you can learn protective riding techniques.

 

For advice on buying a bike please look at our Guides page.

Scooting used to be a child’s first step to cycling, but now it is a way of getting about and a sporting activity all the way into adulthood: healthy, environmentally friendly and inexpensive. Click here to find out more.

Scooting is faster than walking and there are some fantastic grown-up scooters available so that parents can keep up (such as these). We use these and we love them.

Find your nearest skate park here.

There are also skate parks at Flitwick (Dunstable Road/Temple Way) and Houghton Regis (Tithe Farm Rec).

 

For advice on buying a scooter please look at our Guides page.

Love Scooting

Love Walking


Walking, as well as being one of the cheapest ways of getting around, is also the smartest for our planet. You won’t leave a carbon footprint, just your own. If we all swapped one car journey a week for walking, car traffic levels would reduce by at least 10%. It's free, you can be spontaneous and it's a great way to spend quality time as a family. All you need is your feet.

Air pollution is big news these days, responsible for 40,000 deaths of all ages in the UK each year. Research has shown that walkers absorb the least NOX and particulates (with drivers and passengers absorbing the most). This is because pollution is least at the side of the road (even a few metres makes a difference) and walkers can sometimes choose quieter, more pleasant routes, away from main roads.

It is easily possible to walk 1.5 to 2 miles in 30 minutes, which covers the majority of school journeys.

Click here to find out more.

 

Sustrans We're the charity that’s making it easier for people to walk and cycle

Sustrans is a registered charity in England and Wales (number 326550) and Scotland (SC039263) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England No 1797726 at 2 Cathedral Square, Bristol, BS1 5DD.