Lancashire County Council has secured funding from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund to enable it to assist East Lancashire Businesses in promoting smarter travel for the journey to work.

We want to improve door to door journey experiences, promote sustainable travel infrastructure and encourage more people to choose walking, cycling, car share or public transport for suitable journeys.

As part of the project a range of sustainable travel initiatives have been developed, these include:

Sustainable Travel Grants

Grants are available, up to £5,000, to any business or organisation located within East Lancs.

The funding can be used towards improvements to or provision of sustainable travel initiatives/infrastructure, for example:

  • safe and secure cycle parking facilities
  • showers, changing and drying facilities
  • lockers
  • electric vehicle charging points
  • teleconferencing and video conferencing facilities
  • sustainable travel days/events

If you are interested in accessing the sustainable travel grant, please call 01772 530201

or reply to this e-mail, [email protected]

Adult Cycle Training

Free cycle training courses for beginners and existing cyclists – help improve skills, confidence and safety.

A range of free cycle training and maintenance courses are available aimed at adults, including:

  • Get Cycling
  • Improvers
  • Journey Training
  • Bike maintenance
  • Urban Cycling

Click here for more information or to book on to one of the courses or email [email protected]

Bike Hire

A Bike Hire scheme designed for people who don’t currently own a bike and would like to try cycling or existing cyclists wanting to try a different type of bike before committing to a purchase.

There are male and female hybrid, road, electric and folding bikes. Each hiring includes a package of suitable accessories comprising a lock, lights and repair kit. Any of the bikes can be hired for 4 weeks at a cost of just £21.

For more information or to arrange a hiring email [email protected]

Lancashire Cycle Challenge

The Workplace Cycle Challenge is a competition between organisations to see which can get the most employees to ride a bike. The organisations that get the highest percentage of their employees to ride a bike win a team prize. There are 6 size categories to level the playing field. The Lancashire Cycle Challenge will take place between Monday 8 June and Sunday 28 June 2015 followed by a subsequent ‘virtual’ challenge in autumn. The Challenge is free to join and is part of the UKs National Cycle Challenge Programme and spans Bike to Work Week too.

See www.lovetoride.net/lancashire for more information or to register as an organisation or individual.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require any further information, contact Rob on 01772 530702 / [email protected]