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Motivate Christmas Event – Partners & Volunteers Needed

Motivate Stoke is looking for partners, ideas and volunteers for a new Christmas event, to encourage cycling,walking and car share.

Cycle to Santa is planned to take place on Saturday the 12th at The Lockwood Centre, on The Slyfield Estate and would be a festive event and platform for ‘local’ community groups, charities and organisations who would benefit from meeting local people, and who local people would benefit from contact with them.

With Festive activities special offers, music, food and drink, give-aways including cycle safety gifts and prizes we hope this will keep a focus on safe sustainable travel and community spirit during the cold and dark days of Winter, in a fun and entertaining way.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Craig at / 01483 569295

Terms and conditions:
All activities and free gifts are subject to availability, so when they are gone, we have no more left to give out.
There are no guarantees,warranties, returns, exchanges of moneys given or taken for free gifts.
The venue has a capacity, and the management have the right to refuse entry for any reason they see fit.
Please travel safely to the venue, but remember, you travel to the event at your own risk.
Thank you and enjoy the day!

Safe local travel routes – view the video upload

We are in the process of recording safe routes from local locations from A to B.

The first upload includes GPS data and is a journey from Slyfield Industrial Estate to Ladymead bicycle park, using shared pathways and residential roads.

sequential uploads will also have a split screen with google map position shown.

If you would like to contribute or suggest a route, please let us know.


Find the EASY way without a car….

Having lived in the UK all my life, its easy to forget just how many public rights of way there are across the county. So many alleyways, cut through tracks, and little paths that can easily cut your journey times on foot or push bike, often making local car travel a complete waste of time and money!

Having walked with friends from across europe and the rest of the world, they are so often in awe of our amazing sub world of public footpaths and bridle ways. So if they are so great, why are they not all busy with people, crossing here and there to get about?

The problem, as I see it is that most of us are in the car. when driving you just don’t get a chance to find, or even notice these alternative routes, unless you have studied the local Ordinance Survey map, or have grown up there and explored the locality as a child.

A number of weeks ago I bicycled to a meeting in North Guildford, from my office, taking the route I would in a car. On the return I followed a colleague who lived and knew the area. His route must have cut a fifth of my journey. And it was safer off-road.

I grew up in Merrow, so I thought I knew Guildford quite well. Obviously not.

So here is a suggestion, and a mission for all those who wish to share their best routes around Guildford.

We have a very cool Sony action camera with GPS positioning. It can be made available to local groups, business’s or individuals (with checks and possibly a deposit) to film your best routes, and upload them to our site as a resource for everyone! A VIRTUAL JOURNEY……

If you have your own camera, please just send us the film, or upload yourself with a title, description and or link (YouTube, google+ etc). It can be a journey on foot or on a bicycle, with or without commentary.

Contact me for more details.

Craig Hills

0208 1331 692 /

Bike to School Week 1st – 5th of June


It’s Bike to School Week

Why not post us a blog about your ride or borrow an action camera to make a film of your journey to school???

If you live in Stoke Ward we may be able to loan you an action camera. Contact us for more details


Motivate Stoke at The Big Wheel event.

Animation being created
Animation being created
Animation workstation
Animation workstation
Russ - The Big Brother in control of the diary room
Russ – The Big Brother in control of the diary room

What a great day! The Sun came out to play for the first event in the motivate Stoke calender.

Both the Diary Room and the Animation workshop were busy all day with visitors keen to voice opinion on local travel subjects.

We had a great selection of short animations which will be uploaded this week.

Watch this space for video uploads and dates for our next events and road show…..