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All rights reserved.30cycling cumbria | May 2016 Newsletter<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="610" style="background-color: #FFF;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">Introduction</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i4.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/1small_3.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="69" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" /> This is a first in that it's a combined ways2work and businesscycle newsletter to mark a special event we're holding next week.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">We're hoping the weather will be sunnier for our Smarter Travel Week which is part of Be the Start - a month long celebration and demonstration of how living sustainably is rewarding and meaningful.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-y/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> <td width="30">&nbsp;</td> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">The Green Way to Work,<br /> Sustainable Transport Report</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i5.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/cycletoworkalliancesmall_4.png" alt="" width="100" height="141" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" />The Cycle to Work Alliance published the above report on 16 May 2016.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">They conducted research in order to determine the impact of the cycle to work scheme in contributing to sustainable transport objectives and delivering employee engagement strategies.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-j/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">Be the Start Launch</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i6.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/bethestartlaunchsmall_5.png" alt="" width="100" height="52" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" />We had a great launch for Be the Start on the South Bank on 30 April followed by a very welcome breakfast and networking event in IBM's Client Centre.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">We had a 100 or so people joining us including all of those businesses supporting Smarter Travel Week &ndash; it was great to see everyone and to feel the spirit of collaboration in the air.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-t/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> <td width="30">&nbsp;</td> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">Take a sustainable travel challenge with Be the Start</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i7.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/sustainabletravelchallengesmall_6.png" alt="" width="100" height="91" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" />Businesses and individuals are invited to take part in a sustainable travel challenge, with the chance to win prizes including a new bike as part of Be the Start month.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">Start has teamed up with PleaseCycle to offer their Stravel (that's 'sustainable travel'!) platform for free during the whole of Be the Start month in May.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-i/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">DoNation &ndash; donate by doing!</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i8.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/thedonationsmall_7.png" alt="" width="100" height="84" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" />Have you heard of DoNation? I hadn't until a couple of month's back and now I'm a real convert!</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">The DoNation works much like other online sponsorship tools, but with one major difference: no money is involved. People donate by doing.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-d/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> <td width="30">&nbsp;</td> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">See who's involved in Be the Start</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i9.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/brandspagesmall_8.png" alt="" width="100" height="140" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" />Here are those 44 brands mentioned earlier that are participating in Be the Start.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">You'll see some very major brands such as Marks and Spencer, IBM, Waitrose, B&amp;Q, Asda and United Utilies then of course you'll recognise our car sharing and cycling organisations along with Eurostar, Greener Journeys and Anywhere Working.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-h/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">ways2work and businesscycle &ndash; Be the Start Pinterest Boards!</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i10.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/bestartpinterestsmall_9.png" alt="" width="100" height="77" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" />The Be the Start calendar takes you through to all the partners' Pinterest Boards &ndash; there are some great things pinned on them.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">We've decided to join the modern world and have just set up our own Pinterest boards.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-k/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> <td width="30">&nbsp;</td> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">The BikeMiles&reg; Amazon Challenge!</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i1.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/amazonchallengesmall_10.png" alt="" width="100" height="71" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" /> Be the Start partner, Cyclescheme, is running the The BikeMiles&reg; Amazon Challenge!</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">But you have to be quick - the challenge closes on 19 May &ndash; and you have to have a Cyclescheme account to participate.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-u/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">Neil Robins, Bike Vault Ltd</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i2.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/neilrobinssmall_11.png" alt="" width="100" height="133" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" /> Bike Vaults are environmentally friendly, convenient storage units to protect and house your bicycle and cycling equipment.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">We spoke with Neil Robins, the brains behind Bike Vaults.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-o/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> <td width="30">&nbsp;</td> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">Liftshare's Green 15 talks to Business in the Community's Dr Alan Knight</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i3.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/alanknightsmall_12.png" alt="" width="100" height="100" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" />Liftshare's Green15 has a 10 minute conversation with Dr Alan Knight, Sustainability Director of Business in the Community.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-b/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;"> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:15px;color:#0081C6;margin-bottom:10px;">Lastly &ndash; listen to George the Poet</div> <div style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;line-height:15px;"> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><img src="http://i4.createsend1.com/ei/y/BA/38C/C41/002133/csimport/georgepoetsmall_13.png" alt="" width="100" height="56" align="right" hspace="4" style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:10px;border-width:0;" /> This is fabulous and a great way to round off this newsletter.</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;">This is George the Poet - filmed recording the campaign ad for Start UK's Be the Start campaign May 1 to 31'</p> <p style="margin-top:8px;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;"><a href="http://www.fruitymail.com/t/y-l-tryhlkk-l-n/" style="color:#D9087F;"><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p> </div> </td> <td width="30">&nbsp;</td> <td width="290" valign="top" style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#333333;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1058Tue, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | May 20 - 26 Be the Start of smarter travel<p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">New ways of travelling from A to B without all the environmental impacts are emerging on a daily basis all over the UK and the world. From sharing rides and renting a car instead on owning one, getting rewards for cycling to work, flying by rail further into Europe and even ways to avoid the journey altogether are all part of the exciting new world sustainable transportation.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">This week, Be the Start is celebrating a whole host of fantastic new travel and transport ideas and showing everyone that the future of smarter travel is here, now. People are also encouraged to take on the Be The Start smarter travel challenge - sign up and download the App to easily record how much sustainable travel you do throughout May and enjoy some great rewards.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Get involved in the Smarter Travel week along with Eurostar, Green Traveller, Visit England, Greener Journeys, Anywhere Working, Sustrans, please cycle Liftshare, goCarShare Cycles Scheme, Carbon Heroes, CTC, BlaBla Car and more! May 2016 could be the start of us all travelling smarter.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">This week our fabulous partners are...</p> <h2 style="margin: 1em 0px 0.15em; padding: 0px; border: 0px rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; font-size: 1.25em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(233, 131, 0); line-height: 1.15; font-family: arial !important; font-weight: normal; clear: both; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><a href="https://www.facebook.com/eurostar" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(233, 131, 0); ">20&nbsp;May -&nbsp;Eurostar</a></span></h2> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en?gclid=CK2b0vGbmLcCFeXItAodTxQAjQ" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219679/eurostar_300x113.jpg" width="300" height="113" alt="eurostar" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Eurostar wants to encourage people to be the start of more sustainable travel. With Eurostar UK citizens can now travel to many European destinations in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerlands by simply connecting in Lille, Paris or Brussels.</span></div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">We believe that high speed rail is the future of European travel, we want to help people to travel more sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint by offering an option worth 80% less carbon emission than flying.</span></div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><br /> </span></div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">By choosing to travel Europe by train, passengers can reduce their impact on the environment and lead more sustainable lives.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="https://twitter.com/EurostarUK" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@EurostarUK</a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="margin: 1em 0px 0.15em; padding: 0px; border: 0px rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; font-size: 1.25em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(233, 131, 0); line-height: 1.15; font-family: arial !important; font-weight: normal; clear: both; "><a href="http://pinterest.com/startuk/be-the-start-of-a-car-sharing-revolution-bethestar/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(233, 131, 0); ">21&nbsp;May -&nbsp;Carsharing Day</a></h2> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="https://www.liftshare.com/uk/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219684/liftshare_white_background_150x57.jpg" width="150" height="57" alt="Liftshare_white_background" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a><a href="http://www.blablacar.com/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219689/blablacar_logo_149x44.jpg" width="149" height="44" alt="BlaBlaCar_logo" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a><a href="http://gocarshare.com/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219694/gocarshare-white-on-blue_150x34.jpg" width="150" height="34" alt="gocarshare-white-on-blue" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a><a href="http://www.carbonheroes.com/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219699/carbon_heroes_logo_reg_149x45.jpg" width="149" height="45" alt="carbon_heroes_logo_reg" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Liftshare.com is the UK's largest car-sharing network, offering people the best chance of finding someone else going their way.&nbsp;It was founded by a university student who needed to a lift home for Christmas, so pinned a request to a student notice board. The next day, he returned to find three offers of a ride home - and the idea of Liftshare was born!&nbsp;In the 15 years since then, Liftshare has won many awards for innovation and sustainability as it has helped tens of thousands of people to find others going the same way so they can share a car.&nbsp;Every year, the typical commuter who car-shares on their daily journey to work saves on average &pound;987 and cuts their carbon footprint by a tonne - as well as making new friends and reducing the stress that comes with driving alone.&nbsp;<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Liftshare is encouraging and enabling people to discover the many benefits of car-sharing, simply by giving it a try this month. You can find out how much money and CO2 you would save on the Liftshare Savings Calculator - you may be surprised!</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">goCarShare makes it easy to find fun people to share journeys with. Founder Drummond Gilbert had the idea whilst walking down a street in West London. Seeing a queue of stationary cars, each with one person in, led&nbsp; to the brainwave to create goCarShare.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 'It's a website using the connectivity from social networks to help more people travel together'. Linking in with social networks means users can find likeminded travel companions who share friends, interests, or even like the same music. This&nbsp; helps people make informed users about who in the community they choose to share with.</span>&nbsp;<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Be the start of being 'the new you', being more social. Stop driving on your own, take someone else with you. It could be a friend, or someone who lives nearby, or you can use a website such as goCarShare to find someone to travel with.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Carbon heroes&nbsp; provides sustainable travel services.&nbsp;&nbsp; The original car sharing service was launched for corporate clients, to address the 90% single occupancy rates for commuting and business car journeys. Now Carbon heroes offers a broader solution that encompasses two-wheeled and on foot travel as well as using public transport for regional government bodies, developing journey&nbsp; sharing for the broader public and specific services for secondary schools.</span><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Carbon Heroes wants people to be the start of rethinking how we travel.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">BlaBlaCar.com connects drivers with empty seats to people travelling the same way. Passengers pay a fixed fuel contribution to drivers and enjoy low-cost, comfortable travel. Drivers make their journey both cost and resource efficient by filling their empty seats.<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">If you make long car journeys, you should use BlaBlaCar to offer a ride. You'll fill your empty seats, receive a fuel contribution from your passengers, and be the start of a road revolution. Your journey will be cost and resource efficient, fun, social&hellip; and when you get there you can say you're the start of a new, collaborative world enriching all our lives, both financially and socially.</span>&nbsp;<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">If you want to travel, you should use BlaBlaCar to find rides. You'll enjoy convenient and comfortable travel and save loads of money. You can choose a driver going your way and ask them if they can make a detour to pick you up and drop you off. &nbsp;You can bring your playlist. You will be free to hop in a car, even if you don't own one, and travel across the country, as much and as often as you want. You will be the start of a new world in which, as part of a sharing community, we are all richer. &nbsp;Be the Start of People Powered Travel: Offer a ride as a driver or find a ride in a driver's car on BlaBlacar.com</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="https://twitter.com/Liftshare" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">@</span>Liftshare</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/BlaBlaCarUK" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@BlaBlaCarUK</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/gocarshare" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@gocarshare</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/carbonheroes" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@carbonheroes</a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><br /> </span></p> <h2 style="margin: 1em 0px 0.15em; padding: 0px; border: 0px rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; font-size: 1.25em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(233, 131, 0); line-height: 1.15; font-family: arial !important; font-weight: normal; clear: both; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><a href="http://pinterest.com/greenerjourneys/be-the-start-of-a-modal-shift-from-car-to-bus-or-c/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(233, 131, 0); ">22&nbsp;May -&nbsp;Greener Journeys</a></span></h2> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="http://www.greenerjourneys.com/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219704/greener_journeys_logo_299x64.jpg" width="299" height="64" alt="Greener_Journeys_logo" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Greener Journeys is a national campaign &nbsp;trying to encourage people to switch from car to bus and coach. In 2010 they set themselves the One Billion Challenge with the aspiration of taking one billion car journeys off&nbsp; the road. This sounds ambitious but considering there are more than 25&nbsp; billion car journeys every year, it represents a very achievable reduction of&nbsp; 4% in real terms.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Greener Journeys wants people to trying switching just one&nbsp; car journey a month to bus or coach. If everyone in the country did this one billion car journeys would be taken off the road every year.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Fewer car&nbsp; journeys and more bus journeys means:</p> <ol style="margin: 0px 0px 1em 34px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Healthier people -The simple act of taking a journey by bus can help achieve half the Government recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Happier people - &nbsp;The bus is a third less stressful than driving</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">A greener environment -&nbsp; Switching just one journey in 25 from car to bus or coach is estimated to save 2 million tonnes of CO2 and would mean one billion fewer car journeys on&nbsp; our roads. Buses also have a key role in relieving congestion (one&nbsp; double-decker bus can take the place of as many as 75 cars on the road) helping the environment and the economy.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">More harmonious and connected communities -&nbsp; Buses meet vital social needs and are often an integral to local communities and a crucial link connecting people with jobs, healthcare, education, training,&nbsp; leisure and social networks.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">A more sustainable and productive&nbsp; economy - 2.5 million people commute by bus in the UK, and a&nbsp; further 1 million use buses as back up - this alone accounts for &pound;64bn of economic output. Buses also provide vital access to education and training crucial to our future economy. The bus also has a key role in supporting local businesses and retail economies; shoppers who arrive&nbsp; by bus spend a combined &pound;27.2bn on retail and leisure each year (&pound;21.5bn in&nbsp; towns and cities)</span></li> </ol> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="https://twitter.com/GreenerJourneys" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@GreenerJourneys</a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="margin: 1em 0px 0.15em; padding: 0px; border: 0px rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; font-size: 1.25em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(233, 131, 0); line-height: 1.15; font-family: arial !important; font-weight: normal; clear: both; "><a href="http://pinterest.com/startuk/be-the-start-of-a-cycling-life-saddle-up/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(233, 131, 0); ">23&nbsp;May -&nbsp;Cycling day</a></h2> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219714/cyclescheme_149x66.jpg" width="149" height="66" alt="Cyclescheme" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 1em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.188; " /></a><a href="http://pleasecycle.com/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219709/please_cycle_logo_148x30.jpg" width="148" height="30" alt="Please_cycle_logo" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a><a href="http://www.ctc.org.uk/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219719/ctc_150x94.jpg" width="150" height="94" alt="CTC" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a><a href="http://www.sustrans.org.uk/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219724/sustrans_logo_(2005)_150x71.jpg" width="150" height="71" alt="Sustrans_logo_(2005)" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Be the start of your sustainable travel journey&hellip;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">P<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">leaseCycle and&nbsp;<a href="https://bethestart.stravelrewards.com/login" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">Stravel</a>&nbsp;enable you to change your travel behaviour and better, get rewarded for it. Cyclescheme are promoting cycling to work! A fun, active and cheap way to start and end your working day. Forget gym bills, expensive buses and frustrating traffic jams; cycling to work is simple, enjoyable and financially rewarding.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Throughout the Be the Start campaign, Cyclescheme will be encouraging commuters to log their commutes and earn rewards on our BikeMiles&reg; platform. For those who are yet to sign up to Cyclescheme or already have a serviceable bike our message is simple&hellip;.<a href="http://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/bikemiles" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">get yourself in the saddle and join in</a>!</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Sustrans is the charity that's enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport&nbsp; for more of the journeys we make every day. Their work makes it possible for&nbsp; people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in. In the UK, &nbsp;just 2% of local journeys are made by bike. More than half the time, people&nbsp; jump in their cars to travel five miles or less. But Sustrans has a vision to increase the number of local bike journeys to 20% by 2020.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Sustrans wants you&nbsp; to be the start of the cycling to work revolution. Often, we have busy&nbsp; lives and find it difficult to fit in exercise alongside work and family commitments. By swapping the car&nbsp; for the bike on the way to work, even just for one or two journeys a week,&nbsp; you will start to notice the health benefits straight away. You may also notice some other benefits too - cycling to work can save you money and time,&nbsp; as you're less likely to get stuck in inconvenient traffic jams.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="https://twitter.com/cycleschemeltd" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@CycleschemeLtd</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/pleasecycle" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@pleasecycle</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/CTC_Cyclists" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@CTC_Cyclists</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/sustrans" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@Sustrans</a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><br /> </span></p> <h2 style="margin: 1em 0px 0.15em; padding: 0px; border: 0px rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; font-size: 1.25em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(233, 131, 0); line-height: 1.15; font-family: arial !important; font-weight: normal; clear: both; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><a href="http://pinterest.com/anywhereworking/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(233, 131, 0); ">24&nbsp;May - Anywhere Working</a></span></h2> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="http://www.anywhereworking.org/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219729/anywhere_working_logo_300x141.jpg" width="300" height="141" alt="Anywhere_Working_Logo" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Late last year, Anywhere Working launched the Ultimate Mobile Office, a branded rickshaw that&nbsp; couriered online influencers and local office workers around London, with&nbsp; free Wi-Fi, coffee and the platform to work flexibly on the move. &nbsp;As a result of the&nbsp; success of the AW Mobile Office and to tie in with the Sustainable Travel&nbsp; Week (w/c 20 May) Anywhere Working will launch a pedal-powered boardroom, the Ultimate Mobile Meeting Room.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Be the Start of working smarter by working from..anywhere!</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="https://twitter.com/Anywhere_Work" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@Anywhere_Work</a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="margin: 1em 0px 0.15em; padding: 0px; border: 0px rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; font-size: 1.25em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(233, 131, 0); line-height: 1.15; font-family: arial !important; font-weight: normal; clear: both; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><a href="http://pinterest.com/greentraveller/be-the-start-of-smarter-travel/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(233, 131, 0); ">25&nbsp;May - Green Traveller</a></span></h2> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219734/green_traveller_logo_300x56.jpg" width="300" height="56" alt="Green_Traveller_logo" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Greentraveller is a provider of online travel guides, maps,&nbsp; videos and social media campaigns. They also have an award-winning website -<a href="http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">www.greentraveller.co.uk</a>&nbsp;to help travellers wishing to minimise their carbon footprint, featuring fantastic eco-friendly places to stay and inspiring&nbsp; holidays that can be reached by public transport<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Travel can be one of the most carbon intensive parts of the holiday. Greentraveller would like to encourage holidaymakers to think about how they get to and around the destination and consider other modes of transport rather than automatically jumping in their car or booking a flight - there are fantastic train and bus networks throughout the UK, as well as great cycling and walking routes, and people shouldn't feel that driving or flying are the easiest, quickest and cheapest options. Not only is travelling by train, bus, bike or on foot more beneficial to the environment and people's health, it also helps people feel more connected with the landscape - holidaymakers can appreciate their surroundings far more if they are taking the bus or train instead whizzing through in their car or flying overhead. By taking public transport holidaymakers are also putting money back into the local economy and benefitting and connecting with local communities. There are also great discounts at places to stay and visitor attractions throughout the UK for those travelling by public transport.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=greentraveller&amp;src=typd" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@greentraveller</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><br /> </span></p> <h2 style="margin: 1em 0px 0.15em; padding: 0px; border: 0px rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; font-size: 1.25em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(233, 131, 0); line-height: 1.15; font-family: arial !important; font-weight: normal; clear: both; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><a href="http://pinterest.com/visitengland/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(233, 131, 0); ">26&nbsp;May - Visit England</a></span></h2> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="http://www.visitengland.com/ee/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); "><img src="http://www.startuk.org/media/219739/visit_england_300x257.jpg" width="300" height="257" alt="Visit_England" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; " /></a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">It's easy to start holidaying sustainably. You probably already do it. Just by holidaying at home, somewhere in England,&nbsp; you're already taking an enormously positive step in the right direction. So thank you! If you're ready for more, we would love you to take it one, two or even four steps further by bearing in mind these other positive behaviours.</p> <ul style="margin: 0px 0px 1em 34px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Eat local food&nbsp;- Choose to eat in restaurants that pride themselves on sourcing fresh local produce. Local&nbsp; farmers markets are another great way to experience the local community and discover some truly tasty morsels.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Use public transport - Train, bus, tram,&nbsp; bike - there are so many methods to choose from and they're usually much&nbsp; easier than taking the car. They can also leave you free to relax, take in&nbsp; the view, perhaps strike up a conversation with someone. The more active you&nbsp; are - for example, cycling or walking - the better! And don't forget the&nbsp; Countryside Code!</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Champion local&nbsp; businesses - Champion local businesses that operate successfully and responsibly over the&nbsp; long-term. &nbsp;It's all about supporting the local economy. Find&nbsp; independent shops cafes and restaurants, family run accommodation, local farm&nbsp; shops, village pubs - they all count. By doing so you contribute to the&nbsp; creation and strengthening of the number and quality of local jobs supported&nbsp; by tourism activities.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Choose attractions carefully - Check out places that&nbsp; protect or enhance the local cultural heritage, preserving traditions and&nbsp; local culture, such as World Heritage sites and local pubs. &nbsp;Places that&nbsp; maintain or enhance the urban, coastal or rural environment are also&nbsp; worthwhile, such as national parks, AONBs or rural and urban regeneration&nbsp; projects like the Eden Project. See, easy!</span><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><br /> </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">May 2016 Be the Start of More Great Holidays at Home</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><a href="https://twitter.com/VisitEngland" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">@VisitEngland</a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 0.15em; padding: 0px; border: 0px rgb(233, 131, 0); outline: 0px; font-size: 1.25em; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 161, 222) !important; line-height: 1.15; font-weight: normal; font-family: arial !important; clear: both; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Three ways to get involved this week -</span></h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><br /> </span></p> <ol style="margin: 0px 0px 1em 34px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Visit</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bethestart.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">www.bethestart.org</a>&nbsp;<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">and b</span>e a 'Starter' and post the Be the Start graphic onto a friends Facebook page or add their name into a post to encourage them to start the 'idea of the day'</li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Join in the daily conversation on</span>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Start_UK" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); line-height: 1.188; ">Twitter</a>&nbsp;<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">-&nbsp;#bethestart and a</span><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">dd a friend's twitter name to a Tweet (someone you think could be the start of something good or who need a nudge in a good direction).</span></li> <li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">How about cycling or walking to work/school/the shops this week? Think of the benefits - fresh air, getting fit, protecting the environment and saving money!</li> </ol> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; ">Find out more on our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bethestart.org/" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">Be the Start</a>&nbsp;website, like us on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Startuk.org?fref=ts" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">Facebook</a>&nbsp;and follow the Be the Start campaign on&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Start_UK" target="_blank" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 161, 222); ">Twitter</a>&nbsp;using the #bethestart hashtag!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1057Mon, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | Be the Start launches 30 April featuring Smarter Travel Week 20 - 26 May!<p><span style="line-height: 19px; ">ways2work and businesscycle team up with Start for our first Smarter Travel Week - 20 - 26 May!&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">Being part of Business in the Community, we at ways2work and businesscycle are lucky enough to work closely with the Start Team. &nbsp;Start, throughout May is holding the fabulous Be the Start campaign which includes five themed weeks as follows:</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">Week 1 - May 1 - 5: Be the start of a happier, healthier nation</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">Week 2 - May 6 - 12: Be the start of more resourceful living</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">Week 3 - May 13 - 19: Be the start of a more vibrant community life</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; "><strong>Week 4 - May 20 - 26: Be the start of smarter travel</strong></p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">Week 5 - May 27 - 31: Be the start of a nation that shares&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">We'd love you to join us and support Smarter Travel week and to log how you are travelling sustainably on our fabulous new&nbsp;<a href="https://bethestart.stravelrewards.com/login" _cke_saved_href="https://bethestart.stravelrewards.com/login" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Stravel site&nbsp;</a>which will be live on 30 April plus you can also download some great posters from&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wetransfer.com/downloads/9d79caad21c01c113bef0a0622a4e8aa20160424193137/a47268#" _cke_saved_href="https://www.wetransfer.com/downloads/9d79caad21c01c113bef0a0622a4e8aa20160424193137/a47268#" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">here</a>&nbsp;completely free of charge for the next two weeks!&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">But equally would be so pleased if you joined in the other weeks too and find out about all the different, simple ways you can live a more sustainable lifestyle and be the start of the better, more sustainable future we all want.</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">With the help of an army of businesses and organisations across the country (M&amp;S, Waitrose and B&amp;Q to name but a few), Be the Start is all about celebrating how living sustainably is an extremely meaningful and rewarding way to live. We also want to help every single person in the UK discover how we can each make a unique and important contribution to a more sustainable and all-round lovelier Britain.</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">Every day in May, each of our fabulous partner organisations will showcase how they are making it easier for people in the UK to live more sustainably and sharing their ideas and inspiration for how we can all be the start of something amazing. Just visit www.BetheStart.org , check out the campaign calendar and click on the brand of the day to visit their special Be the Start Pinterest board with lots of inspiration and ideas. You could sign up to Stravel - our month long sustainable travel challenge, start up a sharing circle with Ecomodo, start gardening greener with B&amp;Q, start a car-sharing revolution in your street, or get to know your neighbours better by setting up a Streetclub or even take a trip by train all the way to Provence!</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; "><strong>Want more?</strong></p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">Be a Starter and you could win rewards by getting your friends, family and colleagues involved too. Join in and let us know what you're up to on Facebook and Twitter using the #BeTheStart hashtag and get others involved. Your actions will be tracked on our Be the Start Do Action page throughout May and at the end you'll be rewarded with a free membership to ethical shopping site, www.choosegreen.co.uk and in with a chance of winning a fabulous ethical holiday, courtesy of Green Traveller. Sunscreen at the ready!</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">For those of you who are keen walkers, or fancy trying pedal power for a change (get fit, save money and avoid sweaty armpits - what's not to love?!), why not sign up to Stravel - our Smarter Travel challenge, where journeys made by bike, foot, or public transport will be tracked throughout May, with one lucky person winning a brand spanking new bike!</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">Visit <a href="http://www.bethestart.org">www.BetheStart.org</a>, follow @Start_UK, like <a href="http://www.facebook.com/startuk.org">www.facebook.com/startuk.org</a> and join the conversation using #bethestart.</p>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1044Sun, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | DfT Statistics on Cycling<h1><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">On 16 April, the Department for Transport released the latest statistics on cycling. During the year ending October 2012, 10% of adults in England cycled at least once a week and 3% cycled at least five times per week.&nbsp;</span></h1> <p>The prevalence of cycling in England in the year ending mid-October 2012 has not changed significantly compared to the same period for the previous year.</p> <p>Across different local authorities, the proportion of adults cycling at least once per week ranges from 47% (in Cambridge) to lower than 5% in other areas.</p> <p>Of the 326 local authorities in England, there are six in which at least a fifth of adults cycle at least once per week.</p> <p>According to the 2011 Census, around 2% of adults in England usually travel to work by bicycle, with the highest proportion being in Cambridge (18%).</p> <p>Full information can be found<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/185738/local-area-walking-and-cycling-england-2011-12.pdf"> here</a></p>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1042Wed, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | Help British Cycling get more women cycling!<h1><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">We are looking for </span><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:red">Breeze champions</span></b><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">across Greater London and we are running courses in a number of boroughs.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></h1> <p class="xmsonormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Breeze Network is British Cycling&rsquo;s women only programme aimed at getting more women on their bikes.<b> </b>Led by women for women, Breeze relies on a hugely important group of volunteer champions to make this programme come to life.&nbsp; Breeze champions help other women enjoy the fun, fresh air and freedom offered by bikes rides.&nbsp; There is no need to be a cycling expert, just be confident on a bike and have heaps of enthusiasm. &nbsp;Breeze empowers women to change the face of cycling for good and leave a lasting legacy in their area. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">To become a Breeze champion: <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:1.7pt; margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_i1030" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:12.75pt; 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">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The certificate qualifies you to independently plan, deliver and promote rides to groups of women. </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:1.7pt; margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:12.75pt;height:8.25pt;visibility:visible'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\HEATHE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.jpg" o:href="cid:image005.jpg@01CD23AA.954D0E40"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><img width="17" height="11" src="file:///C:/Users/HEATHE~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.jpg" v:shapes="_x0000_i1028" alt="" /><!--[endif]--></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In addition to free training, we will provide you with a Breeze kit, British Cycling Ride membership and plenty of support along the way. </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:1.7pt; margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:12.75pt;height:8.25pt;visibility:visible'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\HEATHE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.jpg" o:href="cid:image005.jpg@01CD23AA.954D0E40"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><img width="17" height="11" src="file:///C:/Users/HEATHE~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.jpg" v:shapes="_x0000_i1027" alt="" /><!--[endif]--></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Furthermore, to ensure you're able to deliver safe bike rides, British Cycling will support you to gain a first aid qualification. </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:36.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:12.75pt;height:8.25pt; visibility:visible'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\HEATHE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.jpg" o:href="cid:image005.jpg@01CD23AA.954D0E40"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><img width="17" height="11" src="file:///C:/Users/HEATHE~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.jpg" v:shapes="_x0000_i1026" alt="" /><!--[endif]--></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In return we ask champions to deliver on average 12 rides over the year to local women in their area. </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">The following free, one day courses are taking place: &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <table class="MsoTableGrid" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="458.35pt" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: none; "> <tbody> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;height:24.8pt"> <td width="157" valign="top" style="width:118.0pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.8pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Location</span></b></p> </td> <td width="144" valign="top" style="width:108.15pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-left:none;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.8pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Venue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td width="153" valign="top" style="width:115.05pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-left:none;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.8pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Date<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td width="156" valign="top" style="width:117.15pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-left:none;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.8pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Time<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:1;height:41.1pt"> <td width="157" valign="top" style="width:118.0pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-top:none;mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:41.1pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Haringey <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td width="144" valign="top" style="width:108.15pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:41.1pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Bruce Castle, Lordship Lane, London, N17 8NU<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="153" valign="top" style="width:115.05pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:41.1pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Saturday 20 April 2016<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="156" valign="top" style="width:117.15pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:41.1pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">08.45 &ndash; 5.30pm<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:2;height:24.5pt"> <td width="157" valign="top" style="width:118.0pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-top:none;mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Richmond<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td width="144" valign="top" style="width:108.15pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Shene Sports &amp; Fitness Centre, Richmond Park, Academy, Park Avenue, SW14 8AT<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="153" valign="top" style="width:115.05pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Saturday 4 May<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="156" valign="top" style="width:117.15pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">08.45 &ndash; 5.30pm<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:3;height:24.5pt"> <td width="157" valign="top" style="width:118.0pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-top:none;mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Central London<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td width="144" valign="top" style="width:108.15pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">TBC<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="153" valign="top" style="width:115.05pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Saturday 8 June 2016<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="156" valign="top" style="width:117.15pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">08.45 &ndash; 5.30pm<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:4;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes;height:24.5pt"> <td width="157" valign="top" style="width:118.0pt;border:solid windowtext 1.0pt; border-top:none;mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Barking <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td width="144" valign="top" style="width:108.15pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, Barking&nbsp; IG11 7LS<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="153" valign="top" style="width:115.05pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Saturday 6 July 2016<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="156" valign="top" style="width:117.15pt;border-top:none;border-left: none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:solid windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-top-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;mso-border-left-alt:solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-alt:solid windowtext .5pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;height:24.5pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">08.45 &ndash; 5.30pm<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The great thing about the network is that women don&rsquo;t have to lead alone. Add an extra dose of girl power and team up with a friend to become Breeze buddies and deliver the rides together. The opportunities are endless. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">To register for the course ladies should contact the Breeze Network on 0161 274 2117, email </span><a href="mailto:breeze@britishcycling.org.uk"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">breeze@britishcycling.org.uk</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> or visit </span><a href="http://www.breezebikerides.com/"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">www.breezebikerides.com</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> and fill out an application form.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&rsquo;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:180.0pt;text-indent:36.0pt;line-height: 150%;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1043Wed, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | Responsible Business Week<p>&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; ">Join our online debates during Responsible Business Week 15-19 April</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Do you have questions for our panels or your own view to contribute? &nbsp;For more information see&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/responsible-business-week-2016/online-debates" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">here</a></p>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1041Sat, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | THIS IS ANYWHERE WORKING WEEK 2016!<p><span style="line-height: 18px; ">This is Anywhere Working Week! As you know, BITC/ways2work is proud to be a founding partner of the Microsoft-led Anywhere Working Consortium. Following the launch of Anywhere Working in 2011, and the successful Anywhere Working Week held in February 2012, more events are planned in five different regions and we&rsquo;re really encouraging ways2work members to join in and help us lead the way.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">We feel that 2016 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for flexible working. Following London 2012, which created a legacy of organisations prepared to embrace flexible working, and the government announcement that the right to request flexible working hours will be extended to all employees, the Anywhere Working initiative is launching an exciting series of events for Anywhere Working Week 2016.</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; "><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;March 18-22</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; "><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;Norwich, Bristol, Devon, Essex, London&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.anywhereworking.org/2016/anywhere-working-week-is-back/" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Find out more and register now</a><br /> <br /> <strong>What can I look forward to?</strong><br /> <br /> Hear fast-paced and inspiring talks from thought leaders on the future of work, network with fellow flexible or aspiring flexible workers over coffee or a drink, get to grips with the latest Anywhere Working technology from Microsoft &ndash; and meet the Anywhere Working team. There&rsquo;ll also be chances to win exclusive Microsoft prizes.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Join the Anywhere Working community</strong><br /> <br /> Anywhere Working was established in 2012 to help you work smarter, healthier and more efficiently. Supporters and partners include WWF, WorkingMums, Transport for London, Nokia and Microsoft.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.anywhereworking.org/form/" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Use the Anywhere Working Calculator</a>&nbsp;to find out how much time, money and CO2 you could save by working flexibly<br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/anywhere_work" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Follow Anywhere Working on Twitter</a>&nbsp;<br /> &bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.anywhereworking.org/pledge-your-business-to-anywhere-working/" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Add your support to Anywhere Working</a>&nbsp;and receive latest news and exclusive offers</p> <p style="line-height: 18px; ">&nbsp;</p>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1037Sun, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | Plans announced to reduce barriers to the use of sustainable local transport<h1> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 7.5pt; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">The government&rsquo;s plan to make seamless, convenient journeys using greener modes of transport an everyday reality was unveiled by Transport Minister Norman Baker today.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C;mso-fareast-language: EN-GB">Speaking at the launch of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/door-to-door-strategy"><span style="color:#2E3191;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm; padding:0cm">door to door strategy</span></a>, the coalition government&rsquo;s vision for a flourishing, joined-up, sustainable transport system, Norman Baker said:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 7.5pt; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color:#5C6565;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Helping people use greener modes of transport will help create growth and cut carbon, easing congestion on our roads and encouraging people to opt for greener, healthier options. But to make that happen we need low carbon travel to become as easy as jumping into the car. This strategy pulls together, for the first time, a whole range of different areas of work aimed at making sustainable transport a viable option for everybody.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 7.5pt; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color:#5C6565;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">When people are thinking about their journey, they naturally think about the cost and complexity of the entire trip, door to door, not just the ride on the train or bus. So as well as cutting out the hassle of travelling by bike, by foot and by public transport, we need to make it simpler and more reliable to combine different ways of travelling to get the whole way from A to B. A sustainable journey is only as attractive as its weakest link.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 7.5pt 0cm; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Currently, for journeys of less than 5 miles in Great Britain 54% of people travel by car. For longer journeys this increases to 80%. The door to door strategy focuses on four core areas which need to be addressed so that people can be confident in choosing greener modes of transport:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -18pt; "><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C;mso-fareast-language: EN-GB">accurate, accessible and reliable information about different transport options for their journey<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -18pt; "><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C;mso-fareast-language: EN-GB">convenient and affordable tickets, for an entire journey<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -18pt; "><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C;mso-fareast-language: EN-GB">regular and straightforward connections at all stages of the journey and between different modes of transport<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-indent: -18pt; "><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">&middot;<span style="font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C;mso-fareast-language: EN-GB">safe and comfortable transport facilities<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 7.5pt 0cm; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">It also sets out how the government is encouraging behaviour change by helping reduce or remove barriers to the use of sustainable transport, and working closely with operators, local authorities and industry experts to deliver a better-connected transport system.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 7.5pt 0cm; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">The strategy cites examples of innovative schemes which are already making it easier for passengers to travel by more sustainable modes, including South Yorkshire&rsquo;s multi-operator ticket which is valid on buses, tram and trains, and the Leeds cycle point scheme which was the first cycle hub in the UK offering secure cycle parking along with retail and repair facilities, cycle hire and information.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 7.5pt 0cm; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Malcolm Shepherd, Chief Executive of Sustrans said:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 7.5pt; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color:#5C6565;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">As fuel prices rise and we struggle to find opportunities to live healthy lives, it&rsquo;s important to ensure it is easier to make journeys by bike, foot or public transport. This strategy reflects the increasing recognition within government that we must invest in creating a high-quality cycling and walking environment and ensure public transport is accessible to all.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 7.5pt 0cm; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport said:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 7.5pt; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color:#5C6565;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">We need to improve the transport choices people have every time they step out the door. Campaign for Better Transport has consistently argued that joining each part of the journey up makes alternatives to the car more attractive - for convenience, cost and impact. This strategy is an important first step in making that happen.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C;mso-fareast-language: EN-GB">The government also published&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-better-bus-services-multi-operator-ticketing"><span style="color:#2E3191;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm; padding:0cm">guidance today to help local authorities introduce ticketing schemes</span></a>&nbsp;that allow passengers to use the same ticket on more than one operator&rsquo;s services.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 7.5pt 0cm; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#0B0C0C; mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Michael Roberts, Chief Executive for the Association of Train Operating Companies said:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 7.5pt; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color:#5C6565;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">We support the goal of promoting greener and more sustainable forms of transport. Train companies are determined to help more people find alternative ways of getting to their local stations and have already brought about a range of improvements for passengers that want to go by bike or combine local bus and rail travel.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 7.5pt; "><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color:#5C6565;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">After years of decline the railway is booming with more journeys now being made than at any time since the 1920s. Operators are committed to improving door to door journeys to attract even more people to use the train.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> </h1> <blockquote style="margin: 0px 0px 0px -30px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); float: none; min-height: 0px; width: auto; height: auto; z-index: auto; border: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: nta, GDS-Regular, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(92, 101, 101); -webkit-box-shadow: none; box-shadow: none; "> </blockquote>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1036Thu, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | TfL cycle security survey<p>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); ">Help TfL understand cycle security issues and inform future strategy by completing this <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Cycletheftlondon2016">survey</a></span></p>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1032Wed, 27 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTcycling cumbria | The impacts of compulsory cycle helmet legislation<p>An interesting paper called 'The impacts of compulsory cycle helmet legislation on cyclist&nbsp;fatalities and premature deaths in the UK' has been written by&nbsp;James Gleave, Senior Strategic Transport Officer at Central Bedfordshire Council for the Transport Planning Society. &nbsp;The full paper can be read <a href="http://www.tps.org.uk/files/bursaries/james_gleave_submission.pdf">here</a>.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Whilst we recommend reading the full paper, which contains many interesting statistics and considers the pros and cons fully, the summing up suggests that compelling cyclists to wear helmets by law is likely to both reduce cycling levels, and lead to more premature deaths, than the legislation would save. It goes on to say that transport professionals have a much wider health and safety remit than simply reducing the number of road crash casualties and proposes that if transport professionals wish to save the lives of cyclists, the focus should be on other measures that will encourage more people to cycle by making the bike a safer and more attractive transport option. &nbsp;</div>http://www.cyclingcumbria.co.uk/news/story/1019Wed, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT