Tag Archives: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Cycling UK’s Cycle for Health programme looking for cycle instructors in West Yorkshire

Cycling UK’s Cycle for Health programme is back again for Spring 2022, after returning in September 2021 following a pandemic-enforced break. The programme, designed to improve health and wellbeing through cycling, is looking for instructors and ride leaders to help deliver the scheme in West Yorkshire. It is funded by …

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Latest section of Leeds’ Dewsbury Road cycle route opens

The latest section of Leeds’ Dewsbury Road cycle route was officially opened yesterday, Wednesday 27th October. The 1.5km section of new route between Garnet Road and Beeston Ring Road extends the existing segregated cycle lane on Dewsbury Road and will help connect more people with job, training, education and leisure …

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Latest section of the Castleford Greenway opens

The latest £370,000 section of the Castleford Greenway was officially opened yesterday, 29th September. The 1.3km section of the new walking and cycling route is part of a package of improvements in the area delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, Wakefield Council and Sustrans. …

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WYCA secures funding boost to support more people walking and cycling

Residents and businesses across West Yorkshire are set to benefit from increased access to active travel provision after the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) secured £1.35 million from the DfT’s new Capability Fund, following a submission to the Government in April. Communities across the region will receive a boost in …

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Bradford schools benefit from new bike and scooter spaces funded by WYCA

Schools in Bradford have received new, improved bike and scooter parking facilities as part of a West Yorkshire-wide scheme to enable more children to cycle or scoot to school. The scheme is funded through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Active Travel Fund. Low Ash Primary School in Wrose was one …

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Community walking and cycling projects receive funding from WYCA

A range of community walking and cycling projects aimed at supporting people to be more active are being run this summer after receiving funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Organisations across every district in the region have been successful in bidding for community grants of up to £5,000 made …

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Cycling programme offering health and wellbeing boost to West Yorkshire communities

People with long-term health conditions can benefit from a programme aimed at improving quality of life for people in communities most in need of support, as the Cycle for Health scheme gets back underway. The programme is being delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Cycling UK. …

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CityConnect routes see more than five million trips by bike

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme has seen a combined total of more than five million trips by bike counted on its cycling and walking routes across the region. The figure was confirmed after collating the latest monthly user numbers from April 2021. The figures are taken from fixed-route counters …

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Cycling UK looking for instructors for Cycle for Health scheme in West Yorkshire

Cycling UK is looking for instructors and ride leaders who can help deliver training and lead rides for adults as part of the West Yorkshire Cycle for Health scheme. Cycle for Health is a programme of training and led rides, funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme and delivered …

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WYCA Investment Committee progresses £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) Investment Committee has progressed £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes. Members approved recommendations to progress three walking and cycling schemes to the next stage of development at the meeting last Tuesday, 8th June. This included a £7.831 million (including £7.361 million of Combined …

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