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Better Points in Hounslow

Hounslow has launched a great new initiative to reward walking and cycling more in the borough. You can also earn rewards for car sharing, taking the bus and travelling in a sustainable mode.

Better Points is a free app and website which you can record activity, earn rewards and money off a range of high street stores.

In Hounslow you can earn points for cycling, walking, running or visiting a local park. The points can then be used and exchanged for rewards by using the Better Points page online.

Follow: @BetterPointsHLW

Useful Cycling Links

British Cycling is the governing body for cycling in the UK, their website has some great information on where to ride, cycling clubs and advice on getting into cycling.

The London Cycling Campaign is a cycling charity providing advice to cyclists, and running rides and campaigns. Take a look at the facebook page of the LCC Hounslow branch to follow local events

Sky Ride - for cycling groups, rides and advice

Transport for London provides cycle safety advice as well as information on taking your bike on public transport

CTC-Maps allows you to find cycle routes in England and Wales, as well as showing you where bike-friendly tea rooms, accommodation and bike shops are where you're cycling!

Cyclorama provides advice for cyclists of all levels. Their Bike Culture section is particularly useful for beginners.

Bike Register is a police approved bicycle database with which you can register your bike for free. If your bike is ever stolen and found  by police, it can be tracked and returned to you. 

Useful Walking Links

Walkit is an urban walking route planner which calculates walking routes and gives you information such as calories burned and carbon dioxide emissions saved by walking different routes

Walking for Health runs health walks throughout the country, including Hounslow's Health Walks. Their website provides lots of advice and motivational tips to help you get walking

The Ramblers is a walking charity which aims to encourage walking. Their website provides lots of walking tips and advice, as well as a database of walking groups to join.

Living Streets is a site which aims to make streets more inviting and encourage people to get out on foot.

Road Safety Links 

ROSA: Sharing the road together- Tips for drivers and cyclists on sharing the road safely together. 

The Definitive Guide to Safer Cycling- Tips and hints on safer cycling in the UK.

One You Apps 

One You have produced a number of apps to inspire you to move more, eat well, drink less alcohol & go smokefree. The range of apps include:

  •  OneYou Couch to 5k
  • OneYou drinks tracker
  • OneYou easy meals
  • NHS smokefree