More than words – We need action

More than words This bottle was discovered as seen, between bracken & needles, slowly becoming part of the micro ecosystem, as wrapper begins to curl, inks & dyes loose their clarity, the clear plastic & cap loosing their identity There’s no telling whether this was dropped by accident, on purpose or through naivety I took…

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104 – My #1BagChallenge

104 6.2 miles around the Longslade Trail yesterday with the core team at Woburn Bike Trails, walking the mtb singletrack, inspecting & auditing for future works Gloves & a bag in hand, I was hoping the @trashfreetrails #1bagchallenge would be just that 10 litres was clearly insufficient – a 10 litre dry bag, bagel bag (edible not bikepacking)…

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Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Cleans are GO!!

Calling our #TrashMOB all over the globe, the long awaited Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Cleans are GO! The clocks have changed, longer daylight hours are now here and the weathers more summer* like⁠From the ramblers, hikers & walkers, to the runners, ultra aficionados & multi day madmen, to the shredders, big air fans & freewheelers –…

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POW Mobility Week – Commuting can be more than A 2 B

“Emissions from passenger transport are the main source of CO2 from outdoor sports. To tackle this, Protect Our Winters (POW) Europe hosts a European Mobility Week“ Now, I’m a tad late to the party. In fact, I’m out before it started Protect Our Winters Europe Mobility Week launched on my birthday, however, my girlfriend tested positive for…

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TRASH FREE TRAILS ANNOUNCE SPRING TRAIL CLEAN 2022

Litter (or as we prefer to call it, single-use pollution) can feel overwhelming How often have you stopped at a beauty spot, paused at the side of a trail or just looked down while walking along only to have your enjoyment of the time and place shattered by the sight of crisp packets, plastic bottles…

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Rider, Runners & Roamers Wanted

Want to join a community in 2022 doing all we can to embrace, enjoy & take care of our trails & wild spaces? Collating data while taking responsibility for the places we love? I’m not one for New Years resolutions. To me, the turn of the year isn’t a blank slate, it’s a continuation of…

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Trash Free Trails release Spring Trail Clean 2021 Impact Report

Spring is in full flow, trails are hardening up after the dark months of winter, wild flowers blanket wild spaces, bringing new life and colour, as the trees adorn themselves with blossom and leaves. Life has returned. April is the start of the season for Trash Free Trails, the time of the year that we…

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We can all be Citizen Scientists

University, PhDs, serious s*** & sterile conditions are some of the things that often come to mind when the word scientist is used. However, I recall my school days wading nipple deep in a meandering river, taking measurements of depth & flow rates. It’s a really broad term and one I feel we can think…

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Trash Free Trails reveal their Route Map for 2021

I’m stoked to be able to share the route map that we’ve been working on at Trash Free Trails 2020 brought many a challenge, however, we were able to pivot and create a memorable year which ended in our biggest year of trail cleans and greatest number of conversations with you, despite not being able…

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Trash Free Trails IMPACT REPORT – 2017 to 2020

4 years in the making & just the beginning Yesterday Trash Free Trails launched their first or should I say, our first Impact Report, covering 2017-2020. Detailing how we have got where we are to date, the decisions made and community nurtured, its the first milestone in our goal of to reduce plastic pollution on…

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