Sustrans NI LTW Belfast E-news

22nd November 2022

Guest blogger Sarah Foster Jarden shares how an e-bike loan from Sustrans’ Leading the Way project in Belfast, changed how she commutes to work. Hear Sarah’s experiences, after more than 30 years of not riding a bike. And discover her top tips for returning to cycling with an e-bike.

The Leading the Way programme is open to all Belfast employees of:

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Belfast City Council
Business Services Organisation
Department for Infrastructure
Public Health Agency

Cards, gifts and festive cheer! Find a Christmas present for the cyclist or walker in your life here. Every purchase supports Sustrans’ mission to help people walk and cycle.

Great stocking filler or Secret Santa gift for the commuter cyclist, Translink’s Bike Fob for cycle shelters at bus and train stations across NI.

Thinking of a new bike for 2023 check out Sustrans one-stop shop guide on how to choose the right bike for you.

Leading the Way – What’s on

Lunchtime Bike Bites (PHA & BSO staff only)
New 40-minute ‘bite-sized’ sessions to help encourage more staff to consider cycling as part of everyday commute or leisure journeys.  Different topic each week, prizes to be won. No need to bring anything, just your lunch and join in. Starts Tuesday 22nd November from PHA Linenhall Street 1.10pm – 1.50pm. Book here 

Bike Fix Basics
Winter special! Learn essential skills over a cuppa on how to keep your bicycle in tip top condition, how to deal with a puncture, saddle bag must haves, accessories and much more. Pick up some free saddle bag goodies too!
Wednesday 30th November 7pm – 9pm. EastSide Visitors Centre, Jack Cafe, CS Lewis Square Book here

On yer Bike – Cycle Saturdays
Embrace the wonders of wintertime (leisurely) cycling each Saturday from Sustrans hub at CS Lewis Square. No bike? No problem we can provide on request.  Book via each link
19th Nov 1.30pm – 3.30pm to Titanic Quarter
26th Nov 1.30pm – 3.30pm to Orangefield Park

3rd Dec 1.30pm – 4pm Festive cycle to Titanic Quarter

Back on your Bike*
Let Sustrans help rebuild your confidence to get back cycling again with one to one tuition.  Sessions are max 1 hour, traffic free Belfast location, bikes provided.  Arrange on request.

Helping you get from A to B*
One to one advice & support to help you navigate active travel options & routes to work.

Come and try an e-Bike*
Thinking of changing your existing bike, moving to electric or getting back into cycling? Experience the brilliance of electric powered cycling. 1 hour traffic free session, Belfast may locations vary

Borrow a Bike Scheme*
Short term loans to try out your work, community or leisure commute (min. 2 weeks). Choose from standard city bikes, folding commuter, e-folding commuter or hybrid e-bikes. Helmet, panier & full kit provided.  Pick up/return from Sustrans Active Travel Hub, CS Lewis Square only.

Activities marked * can be booked anytime, choose date/time that suits you. Contact

The Leading the Way team would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how your workplace can keep supporting your Active Travel journey. Would you like to see different events or activities, advice or information? Click the button below
Share your thoughts
All activities are FREE, bikes/helmets can be provided on request. Terms & conditions apply.  Please feel free to share with colleagues too!

Coming soon in 2023; Reset your Steps Challenge (Jan), Step Back in Time Belfast City Centre led walks (Feb).  Women into Cycling programme (Mar)