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June 2016

Ask Bury Local Links now for free advice targeted specifically for your organisation and information on what you will need to get started

Bury St Edmunds Pre-Work Walks

Photo by East Anglian Daily Times

We organised three pre-work walks in Bury St Edmunds last month, to coincide with National Walking Month and the launch of the Suffolk Year of Walking. The 20-minute walks were aimed at encouraging those who work in the town to have a more energised start to the day. Walkers enjoyed taking in fresh air and the sights of beautiful Bury St Edmunds, as well as the chance to socialise/network.

We were accompanied on the pre-work strides by keen walker, Mark Cordell of the Bury BID. The historic Cathedral was part of the setting for our Monday walk. Abbey Gardens delighted for the Wednesday walk and on Friday's walk, around the east side of the town, we were joined by Mayor Cllr Patrick Chung. We were very lucky to enjoy brilliantly sunny mornings for every walk.

To see the routes that we took, take a look at our website where we have displayed all three routes. Why not use these walks and try them out with colleagues before work or during lunch? Send us some photos along the way @BuryLocalLinks via Twitter- or email us

Bike Week

Is your organisation taking part in Bike Week this year from 11th - 19th June?
Get in touch with us & we can assist your organisation with increasing active travel to work

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging 'everyday cycling for everyone'. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends. The 2016 event will take place 11th-19th June but events still take place through to September and beyond!

This year's Bike Week has a special focus and will encourage people to use their bikes to cycle to work. Many people will use the events to ride and take part in 'buddy' rides with colleagues to scope out the easiest route to their place of work. Read more.....

Street Velodrome 

The itinerary for the Bury St Edmunds Street Velodrome is as below. Further information can be found on our website

Come and see us as we will be there giving advice on active travel. You can talk to us about Bury Local Links and how we can help your organisation.
Friday 15th July 2016
10:00 - Official opening
10:30 - Cycling features- school sessions
15:00 - Corporate partner sessions
18:00 - Track closed

Saturday 16th July 2016
10:00 - Track opened
10:00 - Public access session
18:00 - Track closed

Sunday 17th July 2016
9:00 - Amateur rider registration opens
9:30 - Amateur rider qualification
13:00 - Pro team qualification
14:00 - Kids series practise
16:00 - The UK Street Veledrome series
18:00 - Event closed

Visit the Street Velodrome
Download Your Entry Form Here
Visit the Website
The Lark and the Linnet Trail in Bury St Edmunds follows the two rivers and takes you around the town through a thousand years of history. Each bollard gives a snapshot of the history of the town and follows a water theme as well as showing pictures of the local flora and fauna.
In order to enter, you need to download the entry form. Then you are ready to go out and explore. Once you have found them all, complete the form, post or drop it into

Tourist Information Point
St Edmunsbury Cathedral
Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1LS

Green Transport Week runs between 11th - 19th June 2016

Aiming to raise the awareness in personal safety, quality of life and health as well as it's broader global effect on the environment.

Here are some facts from the Environment Transport Association website
  • Car use is at an all time high in Britain, as the roads get busier, really green transport- by foot and bike - gets more and more difficult.
  • The car is being used for increasingly short journeys, as a proportion of all car journeys, 24% are fewer than 2 miles and 58% are fewer than 5 miles
  • As a proportion of distance travelled, the car accounts for 81% of our journeys, walking for only 3% and cycling for 0.5%.

Could your staff benefit in taking part in Green Transport Week?  Does your employees want to increase the level of fitness? Or just ease congestion in the car park and minimise employees being late as a result of traffic congestion? - join Bury Local Links for free today

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