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Our final TravelRight Broxtowe newsletter

25th March 2015 Local Businesses, Stapleford Community Group, The Meeting Place Tags: , , 0 Comments

Our final TravelRight Broxtowe newsletter. Tell us your thoughts and win a £25 shopping voucher.

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We have had an exciting 18 months settling into the local community, but we are at the end of our current funding. 
  • 179 people have received cycle training
  • 8 people with disabilities received on-going specialist training, funded by Notts West CCG Lifestyle Fund
  • 28 people attended our ‘cycling around tram tracks’ sessions
  • 180 people enjoyed group rides, many on a weekly basis
  • 141 completed cycle maintenance courses
  • 195 bikes serviced by Dr Bike
  • 784 enjoyed our fun bikes
  • 782 people pedalled to make their own smoothies
  • A group of young people have started a BMX/Mountain bike course
  • 122 people attended walks, including a mindful walk and a ‘wild food walk’
  • We’ve paid regular visits to Job Centre Plus offices, attended 4 Job fairs and given 350 people travel advice
  • Handed out over 100 free month public transport passes and 5 new bikes to people with new jobs or apprenticeships
  • We’ve attended 61 events and spoken to around 3540 people
Thank you for your continued support and we hope that our services have benefited you.

Our current funding from the Nottingham Local Sustainable Transport Fund ends as planned on 31st March 2015 and we are working on further funding bids.  Unfortunately, even if successful, our services will be affected in Broxtowe Borough after 31st March. For a full update on services affected, click here

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As a grant funded organisation it is important to monitor the impact of our work and we need 2 minutes of your time to answer a quick survey.

Your view is really important to our funders and for new grant applications to continue the work into the future.

The great news is that through our partners Ridewise, The Big Wheel and TravelRight North, there will be continued free cycle training, leisure rides, walks and travel support across Nottingham.

Please call Ridewise on 0115 955 2288 for further information.

Click here to complete our short survey
Our popular “Yoga for Cyclists” course at Chilwell Olympia, had fantastic feedback

James said “Great to have Yoga for Cyclists as I cycle a lot and yoga is great for releasing tensions and muscles. Feel very relaxed, de-stressed, loose in muscles after each class. Good to meet other cyclists in the city through the class. Feel relaxed all weekend, feel stiller in my mind and more focused”.

Rapidcyclist said “I am more relaxed at the end of each session and have an increased awareness of differences either side of my body”.

Liz said “I’ve enjoyed the classes. Sometimes I can’t make my usual weekly class, so this has really helped me. I like the variety and it’s a well-paced session”.

Coming soon to Beeston

Very soon Beeston will have its own secure Citycard Cycle Hub at Beeston Train Station.

Follow our link for advice on how to register for the cycle hub here.

Cycle the new Chilwell tram route

To help around the tracks, a new map has been produced by NET, Tramlink Nottingham, Taylor Woodrow Alstom and Nottingham City Council.
To view it, click here.

Fancy reconditioning an old bike and keeping it at the end?We still have spaces on our free bike recycling course, starting on 11th April and running on 6 Saturday afternoons. Contact Richard MacRae on 07740 344427 to register your place.

Nottingham City Council Public Transport Team are proud to announce the launch of their very first transport related book for kids.

The launch features Ellie the Electric Bus and takes place in the Old Market Square between 9am-5pm on March 25th. You can meet Ellie, sit in the driver’s seat for a photo and get a FREE ‘Ellie the Electric Bus and the Lost Puppy’ book.
You can also say hello to some of the electric Linkbus
Community Transport drivers and hire a Citycard cyclefor FREE.

These projects/activities are being delivered as part of the Nottingham Urban Area’s successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme helping to establish Nottingham as an exemplar for integrated sustainable transport. For further details visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/LSTFProjects

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