Man And Bicycle

Reduce your transport emissions

Transport accounts for around one-fifth of global carbon dioxide emissions.
If you use a car and sometimes travel by air, it is probably the biggest contributor to your personal carbon footprint.

Five reasons for walking

  1. It’s free. It saves money on petrol, parking and car maintenance.
  2. It saves the planet. Walking around Bollington instead of driving two or three times a week would reduce your personal carbon footprint considerably.
  3. It’s good exercise. A brisk 30 minute walk three times a week meets the target for NHS recommended adult weekly aerobic exercise.
  4. It’s good for your mental wellbeing. There are lots of footpaths in and around Bollington – along the Middlewood Way, the canal and countryside. You will get fresh air, a taste of nature and a closer look at your neighbourhood.
  5. It might even be quicker than driving. People often underestimate the time they spend driving, forgetting the unavoidable extra time involved. Add up the time you spend looking for your keys, filling up with petrol, defrosting the car, finding a parking space, walking from the car park, etc, and compare it with a simple walk from A to B. And even if it still takes longer to walk, remember that only the extra time spent walking is the issue, not the total time of the walk.

Five reasons for cycling

  1. It is better for the planet. Traffic fumes are responsible for half of the UK’s transport emissions. Cycling produces no pollution.
  2. It can be quicker. You don’t have to sit in traffic queues as a cyclist, you can sail past them, or better still, find an alternative off-road route.
  3. It is cheaper.  Running a car costs an average of £3,500 a year, and you can buy a good bike for that. Maintenance of a cycle costs a tiny fraction of car maintenance, and there is no road tax or parking fees to pay.
  4. It’s good for your health. Even better than walking, cycling is an excellent aerobic workout, good for your heart, lungs, muscles and joints.  If you’re worried about those hills around Bollington, consider an electric bike. They still provide exercise, but give you a boost up the steep slopes!
  5. It’s easier to park. Bring your bike lock and leave your bike in a convenient place, absolutely free.

Local bus services

Number 10 bus

D&G: Macclesfield – Hurdsfield, Hulley Road – Bollington

Monday to Saturday

The 10 service also operates on a hail and ride basis along Hulley Road towards Bollington, stopping where it’s safe to do so. Passengers are advised to put your hand out to signal to the driver that you want the bus to stop.

Numbers 321,392 & 393 bus

Macclesfield – Tytherington – Bollington – (Kerridge 391) – Poynton – Hazel Grove – Stockport

Monday to Saturday

Shuttle to the Shops

Shuttle to the Shops is a bus service from Bollington every fortnight on a Wednesday afternoon going to various shopping destinations in the nearby area. It is run by the Bridgend Centre and funded by Cheshire Community Action. The destinations are run on a rota basis. For more information and details on how to register please contact: Tel: 01625 576311 or Email: [email protected]

This service is available to anyone and costs £4 per trip.

You can catch the bus at the following points:
1:30pm Cotton Tree roundabout
1:35pm Bridgend Centre
1:45pm Hawthorn Road
1:50pm Bollington Cross, Princess Drive