Universities, Colleges & Schools

Changing the way your students travel could boost their academic performance. We can work with you to encourage your students to think differently and swap the car for a journey made by foot, bike, bus or train.

Students often arrive late and feel stressed if they have been stuck in traffic or struggled to find a car parking space. By encouraging them to ditch the car, you’ll be helping improve their mental and physical health. Students who use active travel arrive at lectures and classes more alert and focused compared to those who travel by car. Studies have also shown that regular exercise can contribute to growth of the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for storing information. So, your students will be smarter and healthier!

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ForwardMotion provides a wide range of services designed to help universities, colleges and schools. This includes Personal Travel Plan sessions, bespoke cycle sessions, walking workshops, free bike maintenance checks, and more. Your institution may also be eligible for free cycle storage facilities.

ForwardMotion’s services don’t cost a lot or require significant amounts of time and effort from you. Let us know what we can do to help, and we’ll do the rest.

If you’re interested in joining the organisations already partnering with ForwardMotion, just click here.

If you would like to talk to a member of the ForwardMotion team, you can request a call back below

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Case studies

Travel Engagement Workshop at Southend High School for Boys

South Essex Active Travel, ForwardMotion, is a Department for Transport funded project between Southend Borough Council, Essex County Council and Thurrock Council. Part of the project’s aim is to provide travel advice, services and behaviour change interventions that encourage sixth form students to use sustainable and active transport modes. As part of this project, the […]

Related events

Celebrate bike week with a leisurely bike ride

Celebrate Bike Week with ForwardMotion on the Barge Gladys Ride. This leisurely bike ride takes place on Thursday 13 June, meeting at Leigh Railway Station ready to start the ride at 7.15pm. We hope you can join us, if you have any questions email hello@forwardmotionsouthessex.co.uk or call 01702 212088.  

  • Date: 13/06/19
  • Time: 7:15 pm -
  • Location: Leigh-on-Sea Railway station

3030 Essex Obstacle Course

New for 2019 from the 3030 Essex Campaign, this 5K obstacle course will have you running, jumping, climbing, sliding and more over a mixture of terrains. Whether you’re a marathon veteran, or just want to try something new, this is fun for all the family and all fitness levels are welcome. What better way to […]

  • Date: 29/06/19
  • Time: 10:00 am -
  • Location: Thorndon Park, The Avenue, Warley, Brentwood, CM13 3RZ

The Southend Tweed Ride returns

Southend’s annual Tweed Ride is taking place on Sunday 15 September. You are welcome to come along dressed in your best tweed and vintage outfits. Vintage and retro bicycles are welcome too! The ride will begin at 2pm from Belfairs Woodland Centre, cycling to Southchurch Park where we will arrive around 3.15pm. This unique bike […]

  • Date: 15/09/19
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Location: Belfairs Woodland Centre
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