A new partnership is aiming to get people more active by offering free activities to residents during the summer months.
Get Thorne and Moorends Moving is a community project to encourage local residents to get more active by fitting walking and cycling into everyday life.
The project is being run by Get Doncaster Moving, a partnership made up of representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors that aims to help Doncaster’s communities “become healthier and more vibrant, by increasing participation in physical activity and sport.”
Doncaster Public Health Improvement Officer, Hannah Wild, said: “Swapping the car to walk or cycle for short journeys is a simple way to build physical activity into day to day life and form healthier habits. This could be done for travelling to work, the school run, and even shopping. Travelling actively more often can help to keep your heart healthy, reduce the risk of serious illness, strengthen your muscles and bones as well as helping to improve your mood and even minimise stress.
“Furthermore, adding walks or cycle rides to your week as a leisure activity can be a great opportunity to socialise with others, meet new people and make the area you live in a safer, healthier environment for all.”
Get Thorne and Moorends Moving will include lots of walking and cycling opportunities which will be free for all the family:
- Cycle Training for all ages – it’s never too late to learn.
- Bike Health Checks with Dr Bike to help get you ready for riding
- School Active Travel activities to help children with walking and cycling skills and confidence
- Free Walk Leader Training to help you gain new skills, confidence and be qualified to lead group walks in our area
- Community Street Audits to look at how walk-able your streets are and gather evidence on how they could be more “feet friendly” for all pedestrians
- Travel planning support to help local businesses and their staff to plan the best active travel journey to access work.
All of the activities are free of charge and open to all ages and abilities. The project will also be linking in with the upcoming UCI World Road Cycling Championships coming to through Thorne on Friday 27 September.
For more information or to book your place please contact Hannah Wild on 01302 736596 or email: Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org