The Big Bike Ride event was organised by Llangollen Friends of the Earth, and was part of the Sustrans ‘Big Pedal’, a national event involving over 2,000 schools. More than 70% of pupils from both the English and Welsh medium primary schools decided to cycle, scoot, or walk to school that day instead of travelling by car.
The event in Llangollen was covered by ITV Cymru/Wales as well as BBC Radio Wales. You can read more about the event here.
After monitoring last year, we found that air pollution levels in Llangollen could be of concern. We called on Denbighshire County Council to improve pollution monitoring in Llangollen.
In other parts of Denbighshire air pollution monitoring is carried out on an annual basis, but the last time that Llangollen was monitored by DCC was in 2002.
Our local councillor Graham Timms agreed with us that monitoring should be more frequent, and organised a series of tests for Llangollen. Testing has now started and we await the results, which should be made public in early Spring 2018.