Tag Archives : cycling


Social Enterprise Fund to help open up ebike shop

A social enterprise will be opening up a new shop in Devonport, thanks to support from the Council’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund.   Bikespace has opened its first shop and will sell electric bikes – or ebikes – as well as refurbished bicycles from its cycle recycling project already based in Devonport.   An empty shop in […]


Top marks for Plymouth’s Bike It Plus schools

The 2013/14 Bike It Plus results are in and Plymouth schools have increased regular cycling and scooting and reduced the number of children regularly driven to school. Bike It Plus encourages children, parents and staff to travel actively to school through fun activities, safety advice and promotional events. The Plymouth programme is delivered by the […]


Work complete on cycling and walking route from Central Park to Honicknowle

Work to provide an improved cycling and walking route between Central Park and Honicknowle is now complete. Part-funded by the Department for Transport through its Cycle Safety Fund (which is administered by Sustrans), the scheme will allow more people to discover, or rediscover, the joys of cycling. Designed by Plymouth City Council’s highways contractor Amey, […]


Getting waterfront into gear for cyclists

Families will soon be able to enjoy some of the best views in the city from their saddles, thanks to improvements being made along Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront cycle route. Work on the route, which is part of National Cycle Network Route 27 and connects the Barbican, the Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard, will begin […]


Walking and cycling improvements from rail station to Central Park

Plymouth City Council is consulting on proposals to improve walking and cycling links between the rail station and Central Park. The proposals, which link in with improvements recently made around the station itself, will address challenges faced by cyclists and pedestrians, including those with visual impairments. They include: new sections of off-road cycle route on […]


Bugs on bikes on the trail

  Bugs on bikes, giant metallic dragonflies lurking in the bushes are just some of the stunning sculptures waiting to be spotted along the Saltram and Plym Valley Heritage Trail. The final stage of the first phase of the Saltram and Plym Valley Heritage Trail is now complete, with six sculptural benches now in place. The […]


Plymouth secures ‘smarter travel’ funding for the Derriford area

Plymouth City Council has successfully secured £0.71 million from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to support sustainable travel in two of the city’s growth areas. Plymouth’s scheme is one of 44 across the country that will receive a share of £64 million of investment from the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver environmental, […]


Work to restart on city centre walking and cycling link

The final phase of work to provide an improved walking and cycling route between Exeter Street and North Cross will get under way on Monday 7 July. Originally scheduled to finish earlier this year, the project was delayed by unrelated third party emergency works on Tothill Avenue. Part of the Council’s Plymotion scheme, the improvements […]


Work starts on Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to breathe new life into Plymouth’s disused Laira Rail Bridge is now under way. The £3.1 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will see the former rail bridge restored and converted into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. Built in 1887, the Laira Rail […]


Pedal power in Plymouth as thousands enjoy Sky Ride

Thousands of people took to the streets of Plymouth on their bikes this weekend as Sky Ride landed on The Hoe for its third consecutive year. Cheers were heard as people set off on the ride, which was opened by Plymouth’s Special Olympians gold and bronze medallists, Elizabeth Haywood and Steven Dodd. The free event […]