Discover Peterborough’s ‘Hidden Gems’ by travelling sustainably on ya bike!
Working with Nene Park Trust, the environmental charity PECT has launched their summer campaign On Ya Bike, encouraging more locals to explore Peterborough by bike.
The On Ya Bike project, funded by LNER’s Customer and Community Investment Fund, aims to provide residents of Peterborough with the tools, confidence, and motivation to get out on their bikes and explore the local area.
Local hidden treasure maps, I-Spy games, and children’s activities have been created for families to use during their cycle rides to highlight places of interest and activities they can do along the way. Families that successfully find all our hidden gems and complete our hidden treasures trail can enter a prize draw to win a Rutland Cycles goodie bag.
There is also a range of free events being hosted over the summer by Nene Outdoors, including guided cycle rides and cycle skills tracks, to help new and old cyclists alike feel safe and comfortable when out cycling.
“On Ya Bike hopes to support residents with making more sustainable travel choices, whilst getting them out and appreciating their local green spaces,” says Stuart Dawks, Director of Operations at PECT. “Cycling has a fantastic impact on our health and wellbeing, plus having a positive impact on the environment – making Peterborough a cleaner, healthier place to live”.
The LNER Customer and Community Fund supports projects where there is an identified social need and that focus on mental health, education and employability skills amongst marginalised groups within 15 miles of the LNER route. It also supports projects that promote diversity and inclusion, as well as environmental sustainability.
David Horne, Managing Director at LNER said: “Communities along the LNER route are really important to us. We are delighted that the support from our Customer and Community Investment Fund will help make a difference to people in Peterborough, helping them to get out and enjoy exploring the area by bicycle.”
To find out more about how you can get On Ya Bike visit – https://www.pect.org.uk/projects/on-ya-bike/