Sustrans is the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Our work makes it possible for people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.
Sustrans is best known for the National Cycle Network (NCN) which provides signposted routes throughout the UK suitable for everyone to cycle. Find out more online
Sustrans work in schools
We have more than 140 expert officers working intensively in over 2,400 schools across the UK and we are supporting several hundred more.
Our officers have an enormous impact within a year, through a planned programme of activities providing information, resources and encouragement - then continue to support the school as it increasingly takes the lead, often through our School Mark scheme.
Find out more online sustrans.org.uk
Sustrans in Peterborough
Peterborough is one of the best places in the country to cycle. It is relatively flat and has an extensive cycle route network for all ages and abilities to enjoy.
We currently work with over 28 schools in Cambridgeshire. Our Bike It officers and events are funded by TravelChoice through Peterborough City Council.
Our work relies on this money and it is essential that schools help us to provide evidence of the success of what we do through surveys, travel plans and bike counts.
Peterborough Sustrans Bike It Officers
All our officers have up to date DBS checks and qualifications or training in: cycling on roads, maintenance, child safety.... etc. Here's a little from each of our Peterborough officers:
I started working for Sustrans in 2005 on a PTP (personal travel planning) & ITM (individualised travel marketing) project. After
that I worked as a NSI Bikeability instructor, coming back to Sustrans in 2014 to take up the Bike It officer role.
I have lived and worked in a number of countries including Belize & the Falklands.
Outside of work I also love cycling and doing conservation work for the local wildlife trust.
GAIL LYDALL: (I am maternity cover for Gemma Hughes)
I’m of an age where I took my Cycling Proficiency at school and still proudly have the certificate! I have had a fairly long break from cycling, maybe because my last experience of cycling was in Bristol which is very hilly!
I am now back and wondering what took me so long! I am also a keen walker having done a few mountain challenges for charity, as well as some very enjoyable shorter weekly walks. My background is in conservation and environmental teaching and I have been a field studies instructor, forest ranger & learning officer.
I am now really loving working at Sustrans especially seeing the joy on children's faces when they learn to ride. I also get a lot of satisfaction from helping to repair their bikes, knowing I am helping to keep them safe.