August update

At the July drop-in coffee morning a small group swapped information on how to travel around Europe (and beyond) without flying. Some great travellers’ tales came from this and we thought the following links would be of interest. Klaus recommended a couple of combined rail and ferry offers: Irish Ferries Rail/Sail – Britain to (Republic … Read more

July update

It transpired that the cycle swarm morphed into a ‘Walk the Side Streets’ action. Trevor Bedeman of White Stripe, and Paige Balas of the Preservation Trust, trudged through the rain on Monday 17th and mapped out some good walking routes, the message being they are quieter, safer and pollution free. The plan involved erecting, in advance … Read more

Ebike Converter

ebikeconverter is a local family run business converting all types of bicycles into electric bikes. Ebikes are just a normal bike – but have the assistance there if you need it! We convert ordinary bikes into ebikes using the renowned Bafang mid drive system at a fraction of the cost of buying a brand new … Read more

Active Travel Map

  In 2012 the Active Travel Map was launched to encourage people to walk, cycle or use public transport for local trips, rather than use the car.It has since been updated (August 2013). Five CFB members spent around a year researching all the ‘strategic’ footpaths in the town, paths that link up places that we … Read more

Walking

Bradford on Avon is a very walkable town, although the hills on the North side can be rather challenging to some! Walking uses zero emissions, is good for your health and wellbeing and can be a very social activity – you’re more likely to bump into someone you know when out on foot. It’s a … Read more

Cycling

 There are loads of opportunities for cycling in and around BoA.  More and more people are discovering the huge advantages of pedal power – zero emission transport, great for your health and wellbeing and often quicker than cars. The National Cycle Network Route 4 (NCN4) runs through the South of the town, mainly on the … Read more

Electric vehicles

Electric cars and vans are already on our roads covering zero emission miles as they go and their numbers are increasing. And, of course, if you are charging your car from clean energy your emissions truly are zero. It is predicted that, in 2013, electric car use will really accelerate as more and more car … Read more

Clean Air Town

Bradford on Avon – A Clean Air Town? Well, no. The traffic causes air quality problems and has done for years. There’s no quick and easy way to limit the traffic, so meanwhile why not change some of it? We think Bradford on Avon is a perfect place for zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs), and we’d … Read more