Tag Archives: Cycling

Photo of Wray Valley Trail

Wray Valley Trail completed and open

The entire 11km length of the Wray Valley Trail, which provides an off-road route between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead, has opened following the completion of the last section between Wray Barton and Lustleigh

Posted on: 20 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| 14 Comments
Photo of pupils and staff from St Sidwell’s C of E Primary School celebrating winning the Leg it to Lapland challenge with a visit from Santa and his Elves

Devon schools travel to Lapland and back 14 times in the ‘Leg it to Lapland’ winter challenge

More than 5,800 Devon pupils took part in Sustrans’ Leg it to Lapland winter challenge – racking up over 60,000 virtual miles of active travel – the equivalent of travelling from Devon to Lapland and back again fourteen times

Posted on: 19 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
Photo of Devon Stage of The Tour 2018

Tour of Britain to return to Devon in 2020

Devon County Council and Tour of Britain organisers SweetSpot have confirmed that Devon will host Stage Two of the UK’s premier cycle race on Monday 7 September 2020

Posted on: 5 November 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy| 1 Comment
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Bikeability cycle training for 7,000 children in Devon

A £280,000 grant will enable more than 7,000 children in Devon to take part in Bikeability cycle training next year

Posted on: 22 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment| 3 Comments
Photo of attendees at the Co Bikes launch

Co Bikes are back on the streets of Exeter

Co Bikes, the UK’s first electric on-street bike hire scheme, has officially celebrated its return to Exeter’s streets

Posted on: 11 September 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
Big Pedal award winners at Pinhoe Primary

Devon schools reduce carbon dioxide on journey to school

Pupils from 29 Devon schools who took part in this year’s Big Pedal challenge organised by cycling and walking charity Sustrans, travelled a total of 227,325 miles, saving 53 tonnes of carbon dioxide

Posted on: 17 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment
Cyclist on a bike

Celebrate cycling in Devon during Bike Week

A month-long cycle challenge will be held throughout June to support Bike Week, which runs from 8-16 June

Posted on: 23 May 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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Funding secured for Bikeability training in Devon

More than 8,800 school pupils across Devon will be able to receive Bikeability cycle training this year after a successful £283,000 funding bid by Devon County Council

Posted on: 7 May 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Nearly two thirds of UK teachers want car-free roads outside schools

As 29 Devon schools start the annual Big Pedal challenge to walk, scoot or cycle to school, new figures show that 63% of teachers would support a ban on motor vehicles outside the school gates during drop off and pick up times

Posted on: 25 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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Just over two weeks until UK’s biggest cycling, walking and scooting school challenge

Schools are being encouraged to sign up for the UK’s largest cycling, walking and scooting challenge – the Big Pedal 2019 – which is organised by Sustrans and runs from Monday 25 March to Friday 5 April

Posted on: 8 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment