© Paul Hilton - Sustrans
images © John Holmes and Sustrans  © John Holmes

Cycle Gateshead
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Sustrans Volunteer Rangers
There are 1500 Sustrans Rangers, each looking after a section of the National Cycle Network near their home. As the National Cycle Network continues to grow, Rangers have a vital role to play. Their contribution ensures that the Network remains accessible to all, attractive and safe to use. Rangers act as the 'eyes and ears' for Sustrans. They ride their route regularly to monitor signing, report potential dangers and obstructions to us, and deal with some minor problems themselves.

Sustrans Volunteer Ranger  working on his 'patch'  photo  © Eden Rangers
Sustrans Ranger -alias  Doug on the Tyne - netering Berwick on the PCW Trailblazing ride  photo  © Doug Ridgway

Rangers also feedback valuable suggestions from their community for amendments to routes and many of these ideas have been incorporated into the Network. The role of a Ranger will vary depending on whether the route is open or still in the development stage. Rangers come from all walks of life and all age groups. Many Rangers have now formed themselves into groups and meet regularly, often in a local pub, to co-ordinate their work and get to know each other. There are annual training sessions each Spring across the UK. Rangers also receive a detailed handbook and biannual newsletter to keep them up to date.
For more
on Volunteer
Rangers visit:

Sustrans Rangers Webpage

If you wish to become involved in this worthwhile project you can get more information from rangers-uk@sustrans.org.uk

Sustrans Volunteer Rangers on an informal get together ride  © Dik Stoddart