Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Active Travel Champions

Are you interested in helping friends and colleagues be more active through walking or cycling? Why not become an Active Travel Champion!

Active Travel Champion

Active Travel Champions help people be more active through walking or cycling for more of their everyday journeys. They give advice about active travel choices and set up walking and cycling activities in the places where they work or study.

The programme is managed by Sustrans, a national charity enabling people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys. They work with The University to encourage staff and students to use 'active' methods of travel - usually walking and cycling - instead of taking a bus or using a car.

Champions are given a full training programme and resources, and receive support from a dedicated Sustrans staff member. In return, they’re asked to spend roughly 1 – 2 hours a month promoting active travel. Our Champions have organised walking groups, run stalls and buddied new cyclists on their morning commutes.

Learn more about becoming a Sustrans Active Travel Champion

This volunteering opportunity is open to all staff and students at the University of Edinburgh. To join, simply attend an induction, where you’ll learn how to give advice and run activities. 

Attend an Induction

Upcoming inductions at the University will be advertised below.  Sustrans also delivers inductions at locations around Edinburgh throughout the year. 

2017 inductions tbc - email for more information.

More Information

For more information about becoming a Sustrans Active Travel Champion please contact

For questions about sustainable travel please contact the University’s Travel Manager