One year on: Active Travel Kingston celebrates

The Sustrans led Kingston Active Travel project, based in Malden Manor and the Cambridge Road estate, is set to continue.  

After a year of hard work and engagement, it generated great participation from residents in a host of initiatives and events, which can only be built upon this coming year.

Here are some of the highlights from the last 12 months:
 
  • Fit as a Fiddle: Community cycling sessions for over 50s sponsored by Sustrans and Stay Well.
  • Walkers and Talkers: Community Walks sponsored by Sustrans and LEAH.
  • Bench design competition: The bench celebrates the talent and enthusiasm of young people to design something for their local environment and allow people to socialise in the outdoors.
  • Build your own bike: Build your own bike with mechanics from Eco-op.
  • Indoor bike polo: Learn new skills and how to play bike polo.
  • Map and Walk: Sustrans worked with Malden Manor Primary School and pupils on the Big Street Survey.

Follow the project, find more information about the above initiatives and see what is planned for this year on the Kingston Active Travel Blog

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Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

Get involved?

Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on info@cyclekingston.net with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.

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