The Huddersfield Active Travel Project is here to help you make healthier, smarter, cheaper and ultimately happier choices about how you travel. We encourage people to make more journeys by foot, cycle, bus and train.

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Kirklees College Active Travel Hub Launch

Calling all students and staff @ Kirklees College!

On Wednesday the 16th from 10am – 5pm, come and find out what the Active Travel Hub at the KC Waterfront Campus has to offer you!

Would be really handy if you could let us know if you can make it?


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Ride to Work Day Pics:

Was great to be able to catch up with loads of people and have that yummy break!

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Kirklees Cycle Consultation Meeting…

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One of the main items on the agenda was the proposed routes pedestrian and cycle routes across Huddersfield centre…

Feedback still welcome, but not for long…Contact:

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Have Fun, Get Active, Feel Great & Get Rewarded For It!


GoCycling Ride for Rewards

Help HAT to get more people signed up and we will reward those who have done the most with vouchers and cinema tickets on top of what you can already get signed up as an individual.

Feel free to use the links provided in Travel Network Coordinators bulletin link below to help publicise the initiative.

GoCycling Ride For Rewards

GoCycling Ride for Rewards 2015

Canal & Rivers Trust August Briefing

As if getting out and about on our wonderful waterways needed any more of an incentive, then here’s some stories to tempt you…

Don’t forget to make use of our route cards to various parts of Huddersfield as many of these make use of canal towpaths and river trails.

Canal and River Trust Aug Briefing

Canals and Rivers Trust Aug Briefing

August Opportunities Round-up

Next Kirklees Cycle Consultation Group Meeting, Ride For Rewards and more!

Kirklees Cycle Consultation Group, Ride for Rewards etc Aug 15 Roundup

Kirklees Cycle Consultation Group, Ride for Rewards etc Aug 15 Roundup

Cycle Your Way Through Summer!

Cycle Your Way Through Summer – Opportunities Round_Up

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Latest West Yorkshire Travel Plan Newsletter Out Now!

West Yorkshire Travel Plan Newsletter Aug 15

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Barbara’s Ebike Blog – Power to the People!

Here’s the latest…

“It’s the first time I’ve used the ebike after a 2 week long holiday, and much to my surprise….”


Want to find out more, try or loan one of these bikes for FREE? Get in

Uni to Storths Hall Route Map

Many thanks to all those who provided feedback.

This map is available now from here.

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The rest of the series is available to download from these links:

A5-Route 1 Uni to Berry Brow – A5-Route 2 Uni to Bradley – A5-Route 3 Uni to Fenay Bridge A5-Route 4 Uni to LinthwaiteA5-Route 5 Uni to Prince Royd A5-Route 6 Uni to Sal NookA5-Route 7 Uni to Ash Student Houses and Sq Ditch

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Andrea’s Folding Bike Blog

Our latest installment of our special feature blog on the trials and tribulations of using folding bikes on public transport is here and the previous ones can be found here.

Don’t forget that HAT can loan you a folding bike for FREE! See below.

See below or our Cycling tab for more info.

We also have a special little clip of one of our regular led rides here.

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NEW….”…..Well, I’ve had the folding bike for a week and a half now and I feel I’m able to draw some conclusions; before I do, though, I’m going to take a quick look at bikes on buses. “What?!”, you say, “you can’t take a bike on a bus.” Actually, you can, although full size ones generally aren’t permitted.”

Despite my reservations, there are many more positives than negatives to a folding bike. It is quick and easy to assemble and disassemble, which means your whole journey time isn’t extended by having to build in lots of time for folding and unfolding. It fits easily onto busy trains when folded or, equally, can be put in the bike storage area fully assembled. It even fits….”

Read the full blog here.

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Also, check out Sustrans 20th anniversary of the National Cycle Network.

To celebrate, we want to say a big thank you to all the people who helped us develop it, to the thousands of volunteers who work to maintain it, and the millions of people who enjoy it every day.

Huddersfield Town Centre – Cycle Routes Consultation – Your Opinion Counts!

(posted on behalf of Kirklees Council’s Investment & Regeneration Service)

The attached map of Huddersfield Town Centre shows the routes that the council will focus on developing with the funding that the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has recently secured through the “Cycle City Ambition Grant 2” (CCAG2) from Department for Transport.

For a pdf of the routes please see: Huddersfield Town Centre Cycle Link Options 3rd Draft (14 May 2015 – CCAG2)

For further information on process and contacts please see: Further information on routes proposed through Huddersfield Town Centre

If you  have any comments please contact John Lewis

Proposed Cycle Route Through Huddersfield Town Centre Part 1 of 2

FREE Staff Summer Activities Offer

A range of exciting, free activities to help you get into active travel in a way that suits you best.

Summer Staff Offering

Latest Newsletter Out Now!

With the sun constantly trying to get its hat on, this edition is all about helping you to make as many journeys active ones as possible. In this edition… Get Back Into Cycling with ‘Try Cycling’ and Our Innovative Loan Bikes – Know Your Travel Options – In Need of Some Inspiration – Volunteer Training Update – You’ll be Amazed at What’s on Offer! – Cycle Through Huddersfield? Proposed Route Consultation – Know How to Get From Home to Uni or College with our New Route Cards – Caption Competition – Much Much More!

HAT Summer Newsletter Full Qual – Full quality PDF

HAT Summer Newsletter Full Qual – Full quality Word Doc

HAT Summer Newsletter SegmentActivities Schedule. Great Incentives Up For Grabs…

We have fun and energizing walks, rides and workshops to suite everyone. Only have 30 minutes to spare over lunch? Haven’t ridden a bike in years? Don’t feel comfortable with the terrain? Want to go out as a group? Feel you would prefer some individual training? Cant find an inspiring reason to get out and about more? Well, you’ll be glad to know we can help you over come these issues and more! As an added incentive, participate in any 3 of our activities and complete a short, face to face survey on your travel habits and we’ll give you a FREE £15 gift card to spend on-line or in shops on active travel goodies to keep you going! See our latest activities schedule below….or get in contact to organise a bespoke session.

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FREE Bike loan!

Back by popular demand for a limited time only… NEWS FLASH! We now have brand new folding bikes, a power assisted bike and tandem available for loan.

Dont want to bike it all the way? Use your car to get you past the bits of your route you hate and then get the folding bike out to complete your way in while still getting some exercise, stress release and saving money!


DSC_4951You can loan a bike for FREE from Monday to Monday, between the times of 1200 – 1500, from Chris (Project Officer) in Huddersfield University Students Union, Student Central. This will come with a lock, lights, hi-vis top and a helmet. The loan of the bike is FREE, but we do need a £70 deposit (currently only cash no card) and you will need to complete a Bike Loan Agreement. The deposit will be fully refunded to you if the bike and accessories are returned in the condition they were loaned. Get a FREE bike loan in 6 easy steps:

  1. Complete a HAT Bike Loan Agreement and email it to
  2. We will then inform you if there are bikes available OR you will be asked if you want to loan a bike the following week
  3. Come and collect your bike on a Monday, between the times of 1200 – 1500, from Chris (Project Officer) in Huddersfield University Students Union, Student Central.
  4. The bike and any accessories will be checked and you will be taken through how to use everything
  5. You will be given some information to help you get the most out of your journeys
  6. Return the bike the following Monday, between the times of 1200 – 1500

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