More cycling and scooting activities are coming to the Green Patch community gardens in Kettering thanks to a collaboration with fellow not-for-profit organisation Brightwayz. A new ‘active travel hub’ has been installed within the Green Patch that will be used as a base for a range of cycling and scooting activities for all ages and abilities.

The ‘Brightwayz at the Green Patch’ Hub will enable activities such as regular ‘learn to fix your bike’, ‘free cycle service’ and scooting activities to take place on or near the site. An ‘active travel library’ will mean local people or groups can borrow equipment to make it easier to try out cycling or scooting for themselves.

Brightwayz founder, Alison Holland, explained, “We are thrilled to have our new hub hosted by the Green Patch and we’re very grateful to them for this. When we have cycle events here we always get a great turnout so it is fantastic to be able to store equipment here on site now. It will make it much easier for us to host more events here and have the equipment on hand.”

The new hub facility is part of the ‘Get Down To Town’ Kettering project being run by Brightwayz as a way of introducing local people to a wider range of travel options for short, local trips. Other events in the project so far have included a popular scooter disco in the market place and a series of cycle workshops with local cub, scout and brownie groups. Funding for the project has come from Active Travel England and the Department for Transport, through North Northamptonshire Council Highways.

Find out more about local walking and cycling activities and opportunities with Brightwayz.