To coincide with Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel (11th to 22nd March), leading homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes is highlighting the walking and cycling routes around its Wendel View and Overstone Gate development in Northamptonshire.

DWSM – A typical street scene and cycle lane at Wendel View

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel is a national competition where schools compete to achieve the highest percentage of their pupils walking, using a wheelchair, scooting or cycling to school.

It aims to inspire pupils to make active journeys to school, improve air quality and to inform school children how such changes benefit the world. The competition is free to enter and open to all primary and secondary schools in the UK, with daily prizes to be won.

In the most recent large scale survey carried out by YouGov and Sustrans in 2021, it was revealed that only 2% of children cycled to school, but 14% would like to. Figures also found that 30% of UK children are ‘worried’ and 29% are ‘sad’ that vehicles on our roads make up most greenhouse emissions in the UK.

Wendel View, located on the edge of the picturesque village of Wilby, is ideally situated, surrounded by parkland and rolling countryside with schooling options also nearby. Residents can therefore make use of the cycle and pedestrian friendly routes between the development and the surrounding area.

Residents at Overstone Gate can also take advantage of many walking and cycling routes, including a direct cycle path into the bustling villages of Moulton and Overstone, allowing for a healthy and sustainable way to travel.

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “We’re proud to be providing cycle paths at our Northamptonshire developments, allowing residents to have a safe and easy way to experience their local community and the surrounding areas to the fullest.

“Homebuyers can take a leisurely cycle around the developments, or they can use the routes to commute to work or school, reducing their carbon footprint and helping to live a more sustainable life.”

“We would like to wish everyone taking part in Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel by adapting their usual commute to school the very best of luck.”

For more information about Barratt Homes at Wendel View or Overstone Gate, please visit the website or call the sales team on 033 3355 8510.

For more information about David Wilson Homes at Wendel View or Overstone Gate, please visit the website or call the sales team on 033 3355 8486.