Wearside Rangers for Sustrans
A Welcome to our Website from all of the Volunteer Rangers
The Ranger Team consists of Dave Willcock, Tony English and Vince Cassidy. The Wearside Liaison Ranger is now Vince Cassidy, the ranger team can be contacted by email, using the link :firstname.lastname@example.org
Working as a Volunteer Ranger for Sustrans we aim to look after the cycle routes in the local area. The routes that we mainly cover are the NCN1 and W2W(RR20). However, we overlap with other Sustrans Ranger areas (C2C) and do report back to Sustrans for them to relay the information to the relevant Liaison Ranger.
NCN1- National Cycle Network 1
NCN1 is identified by a white numeral "1" on a red background. The section of the NCN1 route, that we specifically cover is from Sunderland (Roker Pier) to Seaham Town Centre. Details of the route can be found by selecting the NCN1 sign from the Navigation table.
W2W - Walney Island to Wearside - Regional Route 20.
This National route (NCN70) runs from Walney Island near Barrow Borrow-in-Furness across country to Wearside. The W2W is identified by a white numeral "70" on a red background. The section of the W2W route, that we specifically cover is from Sunderland (Roker Pier) to Hetton Lyons Country Park / Low Pittington. Details of the route can be found by selecting the NCN70 sign from the Navigation table.
The Role of a Sustrans Ranger
We look after the route signage, vegetation at the side of the routes, keeping the routes tidy (sweeping and taking away broken glass etc.). Reporting any problems to the local Councils and The Police.
If anyone has recently ridden any of the cycle routes in Wearside and has encountered problems such as route closures, diversions, road works, slippery surfaces, glass etc. then please contact us by e-mail using the address below, we will do our utmost to investigate the problem as soon as possible. Please use the email link at the top of this page.
Our Group are always looking for more Rangers to join us and you don't have to be a cyclist to be a Ranger. In fact, we quite often find that to look after the routes effectively we need to walk the route, if you are at all interested please get in touch. You can be any age to be a Ranger but anyone under the age of 18 would not be allowed to work alone they would have to be accompanied by an adult. Please use the email link at the top of this page.
Some of the things we do
Whilst working to keep the local cycle routes clean and tidy and a pleasure to use, we also try to have a bit of fun at the sametime. The Rangers often clean the routes - as a Group and as individuals depending upon the size of the task.We have even been known to need some liquid refreshment afterwards !! Please use the email link at the top of this page.
Latest News :- Artwork commissioned to celebrate your completion of the C2C or W2W is now in place. Follow the link on the left " C2C celebration" to see what will now be an excellent photographic record of you completing the C2C or W2W at Roker.
Site created by Dave Willcock, November 2007
latest revision March 2015