Our Theme of Sustainable Transport is all about encouraging walking and cycling.
Our Theme of Sustainable Transport is all about encouraging walking and cycling and recognising the additional health benefits of increased physical activity. Walking and cycling are great ways to get out and about and find out about your local environment. Leaving your vehicle at home cuts down on greenhouse gas (carbon) emissions and therefore reduces global climate change; reduces air pollutants; reduces noise and congestion and improves your ecological footprint. Walking and cycling also increases your fitness levels and improves a sense of wellbeing.
We often run our own walks programmes which can include gentle rambles, themed walks such as photography, foraging or mindfulness and longer hikes and try to take in different parts of the Borough. The duration and pace of the walks are tailored to suit the needs of the participants but always designed to take stimulating and interesting routes that enable people to enjoy their surroundings and learn about the natural world at the same time. The idea is that walking in a group helps to prevent loneliness and reduce individual social isolation, encourage social cohesion and help people to make friends, keep fit and get active.
The Windfall Fund has just funded Cycling Projects to run a 'Pedal Away' programme in Hyndburn. This takes the form of beginner/ Back in the Saddle rides every Monday morning at 10.00am. For anyone needing to gain skills, learn gears, build confidence (& calf muscles!) and generally just wanting to have a fun ride. Starting at 10am from the cycle hub on Eagle Street, Accrington (opposite Tesco). We’ve got bikes, helmets, ride leaders and a big, warm welcome. If you’re thinking of coming along; just do it. Nick and Nancy will be there to help get you cycling. Bikes and helmets available or you can bring your own. £1 donation.