The Champions training programme comprises four different sessions. Each session is focused on providing the information, skills and contacts volunteers will need to carry out activities to enable people to walk and cycle more.

Champions can do just one session or up to four, depending on which activities interest them most.

Training is currently available in London, the Midlands, North East England,Cardiff and Edinburgh. Please see below for details of forthcoming training sessions. For more information or to book please contact your local volunteer coordinator.



Induction - Spread the Word
The introductory session is focused on overcoming obstacles and communicating the benefits of active travel. This includes: giving a talk, running an information stand and creating an active travel display.
Inspire Action – Ride leader - 1 day course (for experienced cyclists only)
This session includes:  cycle skills, simple bike checks, practical 'ride leader' practice, how to negotiate junctions, leadership styles, managing a group.
Inspire Action – How to give great travel advice
This session includes: how to give relevant, personalised and practical advice, how to answer common questions and overcome barriers and useful tools for route planning.
Make Change – Advocacy and impact
This session explores ideas for influencing local governments, setting up regular walking/cycling activities, campaigning for better cycling/walking facilities, planning actions days and other events/activities.
Cleaner Air - Efficient Home Energy
A session looking at practical steps to improve the use of home energy to reduce local air pollution emissions.

Forthcoming Training Dates 


Details of upcoming training sessions in London will be available soon. Please contact Laura on or 0207 0172356 for more information.


Birmingham training sessions are held at the NEW Sustrans office - The Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, B5 5NR

For more information or to reserve your place please contact or call 0121 633 5517





Champion induction  


Ride Leader training



Building Momentum for Change








Details of training sessions in Newcastle are coming soon! Please contact or call 0191 261 6160 for details. 


Training Sessions are organised regularly throughout the year !

To register your interest or for more information contact:

 Aileen Brand - Active Travel Champion Coordinator :   0131 346 9786


Other areas

Sustrans will soon be offering training in the North East, Wales and Scotland. To express an interest or request further information please contact us


Bespoke Training

If there are several people from your organisation who would like to become champions, we can bring the training to you. Please contact or phone 0207 780 7201 for more information.