Stories to inspire you

Changing the way you travel can bring many benefits - get healthier and happier, save money and find time for yourself you never knew you had. Even once a week can make a difference to your well-being.

Many people have already made the change, no matter how small, and we spoke to just a few of them about the difference it's brought in to their lives.

 

Joanne Carey was persuaded to try cycling to work for the promise of a free muffin. See where her journey took her.

Click here to read her story.

 

 

Combining cycling and train travel is a breeze for Steve and his folding bike.

Click here to read his story.

 

 

Young at heart, age is no object for John and John, who regularly cycle 20 miles or more.

Click hear to read how they do it.

 

 

A health scare forces Gavin to look again at his sedentary lifestyle. Cycling has changed his body and his mind. 

Click here to read about his experience. 

 

 

Being stuck in different cars in the same traffic jams was no fun for colleagues Kerry and Emma so they decided to car share and their friendship blossomed.

Click here to read their story.

 

 

Carmen's early morning train journey gave her the time and space to develop her creativity and write her first novel. She's never looked back.

Read her story here.

 

 

Living nearly a mile away from her local supermarket, Vicki would usually drive to do her shopping. But after seeing a Local Motion campaign she decided to pledge to change the way she travels just once a week.

Click here to read her story.

 

 

Denise's employer is a member of the Arriva employer's travel club, which offers staff discounted bus fares through a salary sacrifice scheme.

Click here to read her story.

 

 

Anne-Marie and Georgina got chatting on the bus one day and have formed a firm friendship.

Click here to read Anne-Marie's story.

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