The Community Rangers Programme
are more than 1450 Sustrans Rangers, each looking after a section of the
National Cycle Network near their home.
are a key link between Sustrans and their community. Many initiate or
participate in local events, where they promote Sustrans and the National
Cycle Network; they lead rides and walks on their section of route; distribute
publicity to local businesses; recommend new 'stamping points and staff
stalls at local fetes. 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, are assigned to a longer sections of the National Cycle Network
and act as the leader for other Rangers who have shorter sections.
There are annual training sessions each Spring across the UK. Rangers also receive a detailed handbookand biannual newsletter to keep them up to date. We provide other essentials such as a reflective safety jacket, signs and maps, and we cover necessary expenses. When you become a Ranger you will be put in touch with other Rangers in your area and you will receive continuing support from staff in the Ranger Team.
You may only have a couple of hours a month or it may become one of your principal interests. Whatever time you can offer, we would like to hear from you.
© Doug-on-the-Tyne - 2004