Sustrans makes it easier for people to walk and cycle. Since 1977, the charity has been making journeys safer and empowering people across the UK to make travel choices that are good for them, their neighbourhood and the environment.
The National Cycle Network...
Their longest running project is the National Cycle Network – a series of safe, traffic-free paths and quiet on-road cycling and walking routes that connect to every major town and city. The Network criss-crosses the country, knitting landscapes and communities together. It’s used and enjoyed every day of the year and for every kind of journey, from the school run or commute to the once-in-a-lifetime challenge ride.
Connected by a cycling passion...
It’s the Network that originally brought Sustrans and Saddle Skedaddle together. A number of our holidays take place along its famous long-distance routes, including the stunning Hadrian’s Cycleway and immensely popular C2C (Sea to Sea).
So back in 2003, we began an ongoing partnership to help raise awareness of Sustrans and the great work they do among our customers. This has developed into raising vital funds to help maintain the Network, keeping the routes in good condition for everyone to enjoy.
For every mile cycled along the Network during one of our holidays, we donate 5p to Sustrans. We also give our generous customers the chance to support Sustrans directly when they book a UK holiday. Since introducing these initiatives in 2010 we are proud to have raised almost £22,000.
More recently we have also subsidised guided bike rides along the Network, enabling participants to raise sponsorship for Sustrans.
As a company that lives and breathes cycling, it is fantastic to see the support and donations that we and our customers have contributed making a real difference to the work that Sustrans does to make walking and cycling an easy and everyday choice for everyone.
Find out more about Sustrans and how to get involved by clicking here.