Other Active Ideas and Useful Links
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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 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.