It's time to get On Ya Bike!
63% of people across the first six weeks of lockdown said that exercise was important for their mental health (Sport England). The most common exercises over lockdown saw us walking, or getting our bikes out and cycling around our local green spaces. Peterborough is incredibly lucky to have a number of green cycle routes and connected paths, including the Green Wheel, and we want to celebrate this in our new project, On Ya Bike.
We are working with Nene Park Trust to continue the positive active behaviour changes beyond the pandemic and into our day to day lives. We know that not everyone is a confident cyclist or might not have been on a bike for a number of years. Therefore, the partnership has formed to encourage as many new and old cyclists to feel safe and comfortable when out cycling around Peterborough.
This project has been funded by the LNER Customer & Community Investment Fund.
Milton Ferry Bridge – Significant to how Ferry Meadows got its name, it is over 300yrs old and is built from the same limestone as Peterborough Cathedral, quarried in nearby Barnack.
(Mill Road, Castor, PE5 7BS)
Shanks Millennium Bridge – Constructed from recycled metal and a weathering steel, removing the need for paint, it enables the 45mile long Green Wheel to cross over the River Nene.
(Nene North Bank, Peterborough, PE6 7YY)
Roman Point – Part of Ferry Meadows and discovered in the 1970’s you will be able to see the only surviving remains of the settlement on this site.
Free On Ya Bike activities for the summer!
Hidden Treasures Map & Checklist
I Spy bingo sheets