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New learn to ride track in Witton Park is open

Posted 29.09.21

New accessible to all track open

Getting active as a family

Posted 29.09.21

BwD mum Samantha tells her story

Have your say on healthy streets for BwD

Posted 24.09.21

Help design healthy streets

A Life Parked Up

Posted 22.09.21

It's #WorldCarFreeDay

Help shape healthy streets for BwD

Posted 17.09.21

Help shape healthy streets

Project Edward – Megan’s story

Posted 13.09.21

Driving with underinflated tyres can be life-threatening

Fit for the road campaign

Posted 13.09.21

Every road death is preventable

Electric vehicles: how much do you know?

Posted 08.09.21

Test your knowledge

Cycle September

Posted 03.09.21

It's Cycle September

Safer roads for BwD schools

Posted 27.08.21

Safer roads for BwD

Safer roads for BwD

Posted 19.08.21

Have your say

Witton Park family fun day

Posted 09.08.21

Summer fun is back at Witton Park

Back to Bus 2021 Survey

Posted 04.08.21

Back to Bus Survey

Running Mayor’s triple marathon

Posted 03.08.21

Running Mayor raising funds for a cause close to his family’s heart

Try an active commute – Cycle to Work Day

Posted 02.08.21

It’s Cycle to Work Day this week

Walking group taking one step at a time

Posted 30.07.21

A walking for wellbeing group for women created in BwD

Running for wellbeing – Tracy Davies

Posted 27.07.21

Blackburn resident Tracy has been running for 11 years. Find out why she keeps going.

Cycle to Work Day is back!

Posted 27.07.21

Join in on Thursday 5th August as we get a much-needed boost through cycling

BwD Mayor meets our Running Mayor

Posted 15.07.21

'What a wonderful inclusive message he has for our local communities'

Shaping the future of bus travel

Posted 05.07.21

Back to Bus Survey 2021

Clean Air Day 2021

Posted 17.06.21

Clean Air Day - how can we reduce air pollution?

Have your say on BwD cycling and walking plan

Posted 10.06.21

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s local cycling and walking plan is now online

Darwen Rail Station – Back on Track

Posted 09.06.21

NEW artwork installed at Darwen Rail Station

Staying alive – a runner’s tale

Posted 26.05.21

Ian Goodliffe is running to stay alive

Walking to School Week

Posted 17.05.21

Why walking to school matters

Dalesrail Returns

Posted 17.05.21

Dalesrail returns providing opportunity to experience the English Countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Eden Valley.

Running Mayor tips to get started

Posted 26.04.21

We asked the BwD Running Mayor for his tips and tricks to getting started

Road crossing safety: sharing our space

Posted 23.04.21

Who has the right of way at road crossings?

School Run stories: Walk, scoot or skip to class

Posted 19.04.21

Active kids do better at school

Reasons to be cheerful in BwD

Posted 19.04.21

BwD projects helping to create happier, healthier communities

Active ways to beat stress

Posted 01.04.21

Getting active to beat stress

Did you know that sleep makes you happy?

Posted 19.03.21

Today (Friday March 19th) is World Sleep Day and tomorrow (Saturday March 20th) is International Day of Happiness, but are the two related?

New innovative crossing in Darwen

Posted 09.03.21

Innovation in road safety news

Walking and cycling made easy with site refresh

Posted 09.03.21

New site design easier to use 

Let’s Connect – Local Railway Artwork Projects

Posted 01.03.21

Let's Connect - Completion of Local Railway Artwork Projects

FREE Dr Bike Events

Posted 23.10.20

FREE Dr Bike Sessions - Book Now at Darwen and Blackburn Fire Stations

New – DfT Safer Travel Guidance

Posted 14.10.20

New DfT Safer Travel Guidance

New bus services starting 5th October 2020

Posted 02.10.20

New Bus Services starting Monday 5th October 2020

Face Coverings on board buses – What you need to know.

Posted 21.07.20

What you need to know about wearing face coverings on buses

Plans to make roads safer for walkers and cyclists approved

Posted 10.07.20

Emergency Active Travel Fund
£385k approved for Blackburn with Darwen

Free Bike Maintenance/Repair service for ALL key workers

Posted 19.05.20

FREE bike maintenance/repair for all Key Workers

NHS Free Bike Servicing

Posted 19.05.20

FREE bike service for all NHS workers at Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Hospital

Travel Assist Bus Service Announcement

Posted 02.04.20

Travel Assist to stand down all TA services from Monday 6th April 2020

Blackburn Bus Company – New Timetables from 24th March 2020

Posted 23.03.20

Blackburn Bus Company
Revised Timetables
From 24th March 2020

Blackburn Bus Company – Saturday Timetables

Posted 19.03.20

Monday 23rd March
Blackburn Bus Company
Saturday Timetables

Witton Park Cycle Centre Spring/Summer Timetable

Posted 06.03.20

Witton Park Cycle Centre
Spring/Summer timetable

CANCELLED!!!!Pedal Away – Hyndburn to Canal View Cafe

Posted 02.03.20

Canal View Cafe Bike Ride
30 March 2020
10am - 1pm
CANCELLED!

Call for unwanted bikes

Posted 28.02.20

Bike donation day to be held at Asda Blackburn
Saturday 7th March
09:00 am to 1:30 pm

Half Term Family Fun this February !

Posted 14.02.20

Get out and active at Witton Park this February half term

Christmas in Colne

Posted 27.11.19

Christmas in Colne - Saturday 30 November 2019 - 10am -7:30pm

Blackburn Private Hire to stop all Saturday Services from 30 November 2019

Posted 27.11.19

Blackburn Private Hire to stop all Saturday Services from Saturday 30 November 2019

Blackburn with Darwen Transport Survey

Posted 17.10.19

Blackburn with Darwen Transport Survey - Now Live!!

East Lancashire Cycle App

Posted 01.10.19

East Lancashire Cycling App - over 25 cycle rides available

Walk ‘500 mile’ Walking Challenge

Posted 13.09.19

NEW October Walk 500 Mile Challenge

Witton Park Cycle Centre Autumn Timetable

Posted 12.09.19

NEW Autumn Timetable for Witton Park Cycle Centre

NEW Hyndburn Sofa to Saddle Cycle Course

Posted 15.08.19

NEW Hyndburn Sofa to Saddle Cycling Course

Big Bike Revival Cycling Event – 31st August 2019

Posted 15.08.19

Cycling Festival Saturday 31st August 19 10am-2pm at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Pendle Summer Programme 2019

Posted 19.07.19

Summer Activities for all the family across Pendle

Summer of Cycling Fun in Pendle 17-25 August 2019

Posted 16.07.19

17-25 August 2019 - Cycling Fun in Pendle

Witton Park Summer Activities

Posted 12.07.19

Witton Park summer cycling activities for all the family - 22nd July 2019 - 1st September 2019

25 years of regular trains to Clitheroe

Posted 07.06.19

Reception to mark 25th Anniversary of the return of regular trains to Ribble Valley and Clitheroe

NEW Cycling and Walking Activity Leaflet 2019/2020

Posted 03.06.19

New cycling and walking activity leaflet for 2019/2020

Re:Fresh Air Festival Saturday 15 June 2019

Posted 03.06.19

Re:Fresh Air Festival - Saturday 15 June 2019
Witton Country Park/Cycle Centre
12pm-4pm

The Whitaker

Posted 23.05.19

The Whitaker has recently undergone transformation thanks to the help of a match funded grant from the Connecting East Lancashire programme

Love to Ride – Bike Week 2019

Posted 21.05.19

Register and take part in this year's Bike Week Week!

NEW Ride the Park

Posted 05.04.19

New Ride the Park

On the road to employment

Posted 03.04.19

Road to Employment Success

Accy Bike Fest – Sunday 7 April 2019

Posted 27.03.19

Accy Bike Fest
Sunday 7 April 2019
11 am - 3 pm
Property Shop Arena, Accrington Cricket Club

Free Holiday Activities in Witton Park

Posted 06.02.19

Fun Free Family Activities at Witton Park during February Half Term

NEW Bike Maintenance Course

Posted 10.01.19

New Bike Maintenance Course starting February 2019 at The Coach House, Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle.

New Rhyddings Park Walking Group

Posted 07.01.19

New Rhyddings Park Walking Group

Christmas and New year 2018 Bus Services Summary

Posted 20.12.18

Summary of Christmas and New Year 2018 Bus Services

Road Safety Week 2018

Posted 12.11.18

Road Safety Week 19 -25 November 2018

Active Sustainability Roadshow at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital

Posted 11.10.18

Active Sustainability Roadshow Success at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital

Fun at Accrington Bus Station

Posted 07.08.18

Up and Active at Accrington Bus Station

Up and Active Event at Accrington Bus Station

Posted 01.08.18

Up and Active Event at Accrington Bus Station - Tuesday 7th August 2018

Love to Ride – Cycle September

Posted 27.07.18

Get involved in Cycle September, you only have to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more to participate, ride anywhere at anytime!

Bacup Celebrate Official Opening of Britannia Greenway

Posted 13.07.18

Bacup celebrate the official opening of the Britannia Greenway

Free Adult Cycling Sessions in Hyndburn

Posted 11.07.18

Free Adult Cycle Training in Hyndburn

Weavers Wheel Cycle Fest Success

Posted 08.06.18

Weavers Wheel Cycle Fest Saturday 30th June 2018
10 a.m - 3 p.m

National Bike Week 2018

Posted 08.06.18

Take part in National Bike Week 2018

One mile achieved with Up and Active

Posted 17.05.18

Our very own Amanda Jenkinson completes her one mile challenge

Transdev Christmas and New Year Service Operation 2017 – 2018

Posted 30.11.17

Transdev Christmas and New Year Bus Service Operations 2017-2018

Rail Strike Action – 8 November 2017

Posted 07.11.17

All the information you need to know to prepare for the rail strike on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Industrial Strike Action – Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October

Posted 02.10.17

Industrial Strike Action Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th October 2017

New Saturday Service – October 2017

Posted 31.08.17

New Saturday Bus Service
Starting Saturday 7 October 2017

Rail Strike – September 2017

Posted 31.08.17

Rail strike will take place on Friday 1st and Monday 4th September 2017.

New Active 10 App

Posted 25.08.17

NEW Active 10 App - First FREE app to show you when you are walking fast enough and long enough to get health benefits

Posted 03.07.17

Timetables announced for the three days of Industrial Action - 8,9 and 10 July 2017.

Posted 03.07.17

HSBC British Cycling launch their UK Guided Rides Programme with a 100 rides across Lancashire.

Industrial Action Planned for three days in July 2017

Posted 26.06.17

Planned Strike Action for Saturday, Sunday and Monday 8-10 July 2017

Walk in the Park 2017

Posted 14.06.17

Walk in the Park 2017
Its Back and with lots of bouncy fun !

Women in Sport Week 19th to 25th June 2017

Posted 08.06.17

Women in Sports Week
19th to 25th June 2017
Get involved!

The Big Bike Revival

Posted 05.06.17

Free Bike Repairs and Safety Checks
Between 1st-17th June 2017

IMPACTED ROUTES – MANCHESTER VICTORIA STATION CLOSURE

Posted 24.05.17

Impacted routes for services following Manchester Victoria Station Closure

NEW Community Voluntary Transport Service

Posted 22.05.17

NEW Community Voluntary Transport Service available from Tuesday 30th May 2017.

Bus Service Changes – Effective Sunday 21st May 2017

Posted 16.05.17

Bus Service Changes effective 21st May 2017

FREE (HSBC UK) British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader Courses

Posted 09.05.17

FREE (HSBC UK) British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader Courses available in June 2017.

Posted 26.04.17

Rail Strike Action called for Friday 28th April 2017

Information and Timetables

May Bike Rides

Posted 26.04.17

Posted 25.04.17

Success at Belmont Primary School with 100% participation in an initiative named 'Healthy Travel to School Week'

Posted 18.04.17

New Free Blackburn with Darwen Cycling app, showcasing 25 bike rides for all abilities with rides for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

Posted 05.04.17

8 April Planned Strike Action

Posted 29.03.17

Volunteer Car Drivers Wanted for new Voluntary Community Transport Service

Posted 28.03.17

Easter Half Term Children's Learn to Ride Sessions

Posted 21.03.17

Easter Works - Ordsall Chord
Information you need to be aware of when planning your rail trips over the Easter period.

Posted 10.03.17

Additional buses to be provided on Witchway and Red Express Services to Manchester on Monday 13th March In response to the Rail Strike.

Posted 09.03.17

All the information you need to know concerning the Rail Strike on Monday 13th March 2017, including Timetables, Frequently Asked Questions and Journey check up-to-date train running times.

Posted 17.02.17

Advice and Information on travelling to and from Ewood Park this Sunday and alternative parking and public transport options.

Posted 14.02.17

FREE Breeze Champion Training Course - 18th March 2017

Posted 14.02.17

Ticket Changes across Lancashire February 2017

£1.94m funding boost for East Lancashire

Posted 07.02.17

A £1.94million funding boost to improve green transport in East Lancashire has been welcomed

Young Weavers Embrace Your Call Campaign

Posted 07.02.17

The Young Weavers will be taking to the Weavers Wheels cycle network with pickers at the ready

New Bus Routes

Posted 16.01.17

New bus routes have been added to those that were reinstated following the closure of Darwen Coach Services

Northern Rail Fare and Product Changes for 2017

Posted 02.12.16

Fares and Product changes affecting Cumbria, Lancashire and Gt Manchester area, to be applied from 2nd January 2017.

Northern Rail are transforming

Posted 14.11.16

Northern rail has done their first full Customer Report

Weavers Wheel clean up

Posted 08.11.16

Students and staff from Myerscough College were involved in a clean-up at a Weavers Wheel gateway in Ewood.

Meet and Match

Posted 27.10.16

A Connect roadshow was held at the Blues Bar for the new Meet and Match group for people with learning disabilities.

Alternative Sports

Posted 19.10.16

FREE sessions at Junction4 Skatepark to anyone aged between 14 – 25

Sustainable Transport Funding

Posted 12.09.16

A joint bid has been prepared by Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council for sustainable transport funding.

Lancashire Rides

Posted 30.08.16

Take a look at the upcoming cycling rides this year to test your skills

Blackburn Bus Services Changes

Posted 27.07.16

Transdev Lancashire United are to withdraw a number of services within the borough

New signs will help direct cyclists and walkers away from busy traffic

Posted 25.07.16

New signs will help direct cyclists and walkers away from busy traffic

Who is our latest Connect Champion?

Posted 17.06.16

A great-grandfather to 20 children - with another on the way has been awarded Connect Champion of the Month.

Queen’s Birthday celebrations

Posted 16.06.16

More than 300 people took part in the Station to Station event for the Queen's 90th

Bike Week

Posted 13.06.16

Bike Week, June 11 - 19th

Pupils issue warning letters to stop parking problems.

Posted 26.05.16

PUPILS are waging a campaign against irresponsible parking near their school by issuing their own warning letters.

Upcoming bike rides in Lancashire

Posted 05.05.16

Friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic local routes, the rides showcase some of the best sights the county has to offer.

Ride for mental health

Posted 05.05.16

https://www.goskyride.com/social

Weavers Wheel exhibition

Posted 03.05.16

For a short time only the well-known Weavers Wheel will be putting on an exhibition of their work in progress.

Ned Boulting’s Bikeology

Posted 03.05.16

Journalist, television presenter Ned Boulting presents for the first time a ride through the world of Bikeology at King Georges Hall.

£2 Skating Sessions!

Posted 21.04.16

Junction 4 skatepark are now offering beginner sessions for only £2!

Women breeze to champion status with British Cycling

Posted 12.04.16

British Cycling is on the hunt for new Breeze champions

Public transport just got better

Posted 07.04.16

Bus service Transdev is now making travelling in Blackburn easier and cheaper with their new local zone.

Council instructor crowned with ‘champion’ award

Posted 29.03.16

A Council physical activity instructor has been recognised for her dedication to helping others in the community.

Fun guided bike rides are coming to Lancashire

Posted 15.03.16

A new series of free bike rides in Lancashire are being launched.

Cycle Centre takes part in ENGLISH Tourism Week

Posted 04.03.16

As part of English Tourism Week Witton Park Cycle Centre will be holiday fun cycling sessions

Top 10 reasons to visit Blackburn and Darwen

Posted 04.03.16

ENGLISH Tourism Week is running from March 5-13 offering a perfect opportunity to showcase the borough’s best bits.

Join the Thursday stress busting cycle ride.

Posted 24.02.16

The Young Weavers are starting an adult only, weekly stress relief cycling evening event in March.

Connect Champion of the Month

Posted 16.02.16

A Council physical activity instructor has been recognised for her dedication to helping others in the community.

Hospital staff sign-up to car sharing scheme

Posted 08.02.16

Two Blackburn-based dietitians have become the first to start using a new staff car sharing scheme.

Work Well BwD

Posted 04.02.16

Work Well BwD will help you improve engagement and the health of your workplace…no matter how big or small.

More secure cycle storage for staff and visitors

Posted 03.02.16

Additional bike sheds have been introduced outside council offices to encourage more staff to cycle to and from work.

The Green Goat Blog

Posted 25.01.16

You may be wondering what a Green Goat has got to do with this blog’s price of fish?

£1bn+ rail investment in the north means changes to Manchester Victoria’s Sunday services

Posted 15.01.16

This will affect people travelling on the Blackburn to Manchester rail line.

New cycle track opens in Blackburn

Posted 29.12.15

Pumptrack now open to the public.

Campaign to promote greener travel is brought to life

Posted 21.12.15

A new campaign using local people to promote greener travel in Blackburn with Darwen has been launched.

Get yourself to Blackburn 2016 and be part of the cycling revolution!

Posted 21.12.15

A new specialist cycle track is the latest exciting edition that Blackburn is offering cyclists.

Older people have a wheelie-good time

Posted 18.12.15

As part of older people’s day a group visited Blackburn’s Witton Park for a scenic tour around the grounds.

The Friendly Cyclists case study

Posted 10.12.15

A little over a year ago cyclist Craig Atherton, from Blackburn, created The Friendly Cyclists

Sustainable Transport case study – Running & Car Share

Posted 27.11.15

Natalie shares her story about her passion for running.

Sustainable Transport case study – Bus

Posted 26.11.15

Yvonne Clarke no longer drives and is more than happy to rely on public transport to get her around the borough.

Sustainable Transport case study – Bus and Walk

Posted 26.11.15

Farmeen a regular walker knows all about the health benefits of getting out and about in the fresh air.

Sustainable Transport case study – Cycling

Posted 25.11.15

Ben is feeling the health and lifestyle benefits of regularly cycling to and from work.

Sustainable Transport case study – Train

Posted 23.11.15

Laura uses the train to commute as it’s cheap, convenient and helps her relax on the way to and from work.

Sustainable Transport case study – Car Share

Posted 23.11.15

Travelling to and from work with friends or colleagues isn't always as entertaining as a trip with Peter Kay in the hit BBC 1 Comedy Car Share.

Sustainable Transport case study – Car Share

Posted 23.11.15

Baskar, 36, works as a transport planner for Capita in Blackburn so can see at first hand the benefits of car sharing.

Sustainable Transport case study – Walking

Posted 23.11.15

Stephen is a familiar face around Blackburn and he regularly clocks up five to ten miles a day as he walks around town.

Full train timetable to resume between Manchester and Bolton

Posted 10.11.15

Train services on the route between Manchester and Bolton will return to a full timetable from Monday, December 14.

Bus passengers benefit from a smarter way to pay for travel

Posted 19.09.15

Bus passengers can now use a pay-as-you-go smart card for their journeys as part of a trial project.

Staff ditch their cars to walk to work

Posted 18.09.15

Staff working in Blackburn Town Centre took part in Walk to Work Day on Friday morning.

Multi-million pound investment for East Lancashire cycleway network

Posted 17.09.15

A new £5.85m cycle network is being developed over the next fours years to provide better links around East Lancashire.

New rides announced for Sky Ride local Lancashire

Posted 08.09.15

British Cycling and organisations across Lancashire, have announced a second phase of new rides as part of Sky Ride Local programme.

Lee’s wheels are on fire!

Posted 20.08.15

A Blackburn fire fighter is helping to put the spark back into cycling after opening a bike repair workshop in the area.

Lunchtime walks help re-energise staff

Posted 11.08.15

Lunchtime walks have been re-launched to help encourage Hospital staff to fit in a spot of exercise and socialise with colleagues.

Step outside with the Warpers Trail

Posted 10.07.15

If you love walking for exercise or just for fun then the Warpers Trail is the perfect walk for you.

Nick walks from Pendle to Parliament the good old fashioned way

Posted 08.07.15

A paper map was all it took to help walking officer Nick Burton find his way from Lancashire to London.

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