Discover the sustainable travel activities, initiatives and challenges taking place in the region.
The Love to Ride Challenge
The Love to Ride website is an online cycling encouragement platform used to increase and capture cycling levels. Local Authorities including Bristol promote Love to Ride as it’s proven to encourage new, returning and existing riders of bikes, motivating them to make more trips by bike. Signing up for free, registering your business and promoting it to staff (perhaps as part of a Sustainable Travel Plan) shows a commitment to increasing active travel at your workplace.
Love to Ride offers ongoing prizes as motivation, plus several annual mass participation events. In 2023, register for:
- Ride Anywhere week (March)
- Bike Month (June)
- Cycle September (September)
- Winter Wheelers (December)
Travel to Work Survey
The Travel to Work Survey takes place each year in March for 1 week, and runs across in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire only. the West of England. We have over 15,000 people take part each year which helps us to build a robust dataset of how people are travelling across the region.
Employers use the results to support their site Travel Plan and also to create business cases for improved or additional facilities to support staff such as new cycle storage or Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points.
All employers who participate and receive over 30 responses receive an individual report along with raw data and this is also the case for each employer’s site with over 30 responses.
The four West of England councils along with the West of England Combined Authority use this data for planning future transport and housing needs.
Reports are created for the West of England along with each local authority and reports based on locations.
Each authority’s Business Engagement and Economic Development Teams use the data from the survey to work with employers and understand how they can support them and transport issues affecting staff travel.
News of any upcoming Business Travel Awards events will be posted here. Pre-Covid, this annual event celebrated the work carried out by businesses in the West of England in the field of sustainable travel. The 2019 event took place at the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare on 28 November.
If you're based in Bristol:
Business Engagement Team
If you're based in North Somerset:
Public Transport team
If you're based in South Gloucestershire:
Visit our walking section to see what else we’re doing around active travel