Let’s Get Into Active Travel

Women cycling together on stationary bikes

Making a change to active travel and leaving motor vehicles at home is a great way to help reduce emissions as well as improve mental and physical health.

We have been building and improving Nottingham’s active travel infrastructure, but we have also been working with partner organisations to help more people gain the skills and confidence to travel actively.

We can all contribute to tackling air pollution and making our air cleaner. By making small changes to travel behaviour and travelling more actively where possible, we can all help to make a big difference. Give it a go and see what activities are happening near you.

Read below to see what our partner organisations have going on.


  • Play Street event with Sycamore Academy on Wednesday 13 July! Pupils will be able to play on the street outside of their school and learn about the benefits of active travel and the issue of air pollution.
  • Conducting a survey focusing on Fernwood School and Fernwood Primary to gain insight from pupils, staff, parents/guardians, and local residents about travel habits and improving access to active travel. The survey will be conducted later this month, plus Community Workshops in July. Keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved!
Want to get involved?

Sustrans can help organise, promote, and run more Play Streets on other streets in Nottingham over the summer! If you are interested in organising a Play Street, get in touch with Sustrans at Nottingham@sustrans.org.uk

British Cycling:

  • Women’s confidence programme started in May where 25 women started their cycling journey
  • Bilborough Family Fun day at Harvey Hadden open the track to 60 people to come and ride a bike
  • Rainbows Wilford had a great visit from British Cycling and did some cycling skills and games
  • British Cycling & RideWise are running a women’s only learn to ride programme starting in August
  • Watch this space! Pedal Party will soon be coming to Harvey Hadden over the Summer Holidays
Want to get involved?

Visit Let’s Ride where you can input your postcode and see what rides are available, or find British Cycling on Facebook.

For further information, please visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/ or email StaceyReed@britishcycling.org.uk.

Children at a cycling event held by British Cycling
British Cycling community events


  • Rolling out their ebike social prescribing pilot with free loans of ebikes to support people with mobility, balance or other health needs to start cycling
  • Secured funding to offer cycle centre activities in Bulwell linked to Green Social Prescribing and in Lenton Abbey with a focus on working with young adults
  • RideWise community bike library helps over 500 people each year get free access to a bike and best of all, over 95% of the bikes come from community donations meaning previously unused bikes suddenly have lots of work to do!
  • RideWise support people from across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to travel greener – including helping over 5,000 people a year learn how to cycle!
Want to get involved?

You can engage with RideWise and book through their website or you can email customerservices@ridewise.org.uk

Alternatively, find RideWise on Facebook.


  • Offer training courses, support and education tailored to your needs
  • Wellbeing ‘Better by Bike’ sessions for over 18s experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Build-a-bike sessions with refugees, schools, and jobseekers
  • Bikeworks host Dr. Bike sessions supplying qualified bike mechanics for events and workplaces
Want to get involved?

Take a look at Bikeworks website for more information about services, projects and training.

Bikeworks are a not-for-profit community interest company. You can show your support by donating unwanted bikes, funds, or time. For more information, visit their page.