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Keep up to date with all the latest active travel news and projects in the Vale of Glamorgan.


St Athan Active Travel route is complete (April 2022)

Construction of a 1.1km walking, wheeling and cycling route is now complete in St Athan.

St Athan Active Travel route - Before and After photo for media


Details of all Active Travel schemes under development in the Vale of Glamorgan can be found on this page: Active Travel Schemes and if you have any questions, please contact at any time.


Cycle track installations in Vale schools (March 2022)

Eight schools working on their School Active Travel Plans have had cycle track and road safety installations in their playgrounds thanks to the Active Travel team and Prevention Health Funding. Using bikes provided through Welsh Government Active Travel funding, these will help pupils build bike confidence and reinforce kerbcraft skills. 


Bike pump and repair stations installed around the Vale (updated July 2023)

With funding from Public Health Wales, the Council hopes that the scheme will encourage residents and families to dig out their bikes and enjoy a problem-free ride.


The new repair stations will offer people a free facility to repair their bike with air pumps and tools. The pumps can also be used on wheelchairs, pushchairs and footballs.


The repair station sites have been placed at family-orientated locations: 



Alexandra Gardens, Barry

Barry Island car park

Barry Leisure Centre

Colcot Sports centre - removed Sept22 due to vandalism

Cowbridge Leisure centre

Llantwit Major leisure centre

Llantwit Major beach car park

Murchfield Community Centre

Penarth Leisure Centre


St Brides Major



Cosmeston Country Park





Bicycle Repair Scheme


 If you would like to see a bike pump and repair station somewhere in the Vale, please email with your suggestion.


Secure your Cycle scheme launched in the Vale (March 2022)

We are pleased to launch our  ‘Secure your Cycle’ scheme.  The Council will provide free cycle stands to help with the provision of cycle parking in locations where it may be needed.  Such locations may include work places, leisure facilities and other amenities used by the public.  


Under the scheme eligible organisations can apply for up to 4 stands for free.  The Council will purchase stands whilst the cost of installing them is met by the applicant.


Please email for more information, or download the application form: Secure your Cycle Application Form 2022.