Free active travel support


Active travel support

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Get support to travel more actively this spring!

Offers for individuals

Sign up online for free travel offers from Travelwest to help find what works for you.

The team can help you with offers including: 

  • borrow a bicycle – trial a city/hybrid, folding or electric bike for up to four weeks to find out if cycling is for you
  • adult cycle training – improve your skills and confidence when cycling, for any ability from beginner to advanced levels
  • accompanied cycle ride – discover the best cycle routes for your journeys on an accompanied ride
  • bus taster tickets – explore your local bus routes with free bus taster day tickets
  • electric scooter vouchers  have a go on an electric scooter with free day vouchers
  • train taster tickets – try swapping the car for the train with free train taster tickets

For community organisations

Are you a community group or organisation with a passion for getting people active? Got an idea which will increase walking, cycling or bus usage in your neighbourhood? 

Find out more about Community Active Travel grants and please get in touch with the liveable neighbourhood team to discuss your ideas.

For businesses

Find out how you can get your organisation moving here.

Find out about walking support on the next page. 


Get walking

Explore the parks and beautiful green spaces in east Bristol, find out about the wildlife and local history and meet new people.

Join a local walking group

To discover local walks in the area, why not join a walking group who meet regularly?

  • Barton Hill short walks group meets at Wellspring Settlement, Ducie Road on Mondays at 2pm. Find out more
  • St George Stroller’s Park stroll meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 10.30am for a 30-minute stroll followed by refreshments. Find out more

Go Jauntly walks

Go Jauntly is a free community-based walking and nature connection app that offers local trails for city dwellers seeking a quick dose of nature.

Based on a user’s location, simple photo guides lead walkers around urban areas and surrounding wildlife, from greenspaces to community gardens.

In Bristol, you can download all the local routes for free for offline use which is great for low-connectivity areas, conserving battery and helping to save money on data usage.

Find out more and download the app.

Barton Hill History Group have created local heritage trails. Find out about local history:

Other local walks:

Discover east Bristol

Take a look at interactive maps that cover East Bristol showing parks, nature reserves and other green spaces, along with family activity sheets to explore the area on days out.

East Bristol interactive map – showing Netham Park, Trooper’s Hill and St George Park

Severn Beach Line – showing Lawrence Hill, including Barton Hill Urban Park and Gaunt’s Ham Park.

If you have an idea of what would help you to walk, cycle and take the bus, please get in touch with the team.

Find out about Cycling support on the next page or find out more about Active travel support and events.


Get cycling

Want to try cycling but don't know where to start? 

Borrow a bike

The Travelwest team can lend you a bike to try out for free. Trial a city/hybrid, folding or electric bike for up to four weeks to find out if cycling is for you 

Register for a free bike loan through the Travelwest team.

Check out our Active travel support and Walking support.