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Bantams and Bulls mascots help launch new Bradford GreenLine Mile

A new one-mile walking and jogging loop is being launched today (Friday 20 November) linking the Midland Road Nursery School and Children’s Centre and One in a Million with Lister Park.

Children from both school and the Children’s Centre will join Billy Bantam and Bully to try out the route, designed to be easy to follow, instantly recognisable and generally accessible to everyone.

Representatives from Bradford City, Bradford Bulls, Born in Bradford and local residents will also be testing the route.

Bradford became the first city in the country to have a GreenLine Mile and this new route will also be part of a national scheme being developed across the country to encourage people to be more active.

Cllr Ralph Berry, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for health and social care, said:

“Providing facilities like the GreenLine Mile will enable families and communities in the area to improve their own health by making use of the route to Lister Park.

“Making sure people in Bradford have better and healthier lives is up to every individual. Getting outside, being active and enjoying Lister Park is one way local residents can stay health and improve their own lives.

John Dennis, from Bradford Athletics Network said, “Everyone can massively benefit from exercise whether but some people are unsure what is suitable for them. This route offers them a starting point to get active and to enjoy Lister Park, the home of the Bradford Parkruns.”

“We’re hoping the whole community comes to together to find their own use for this important Bradford resource.”

“This route links four schools to Lister Park which will hopefully encourage children and their parents to be more active.“

The route follows North Avenue near Valley Parade, on to Cunliffe Road to Lister Park before returning down Keighley Road and Queen’s Road.

England Athletics, who are developing a series of GreenLine miles across the country, has invested £30,000 into the project to support the joint work being done by Bradford Athletics Network, Bradford Council’s Public Health department and other Active Bradford Partnership organisations.

You can find out more information about the Greenline mile at www.bradford.gov.uk/greenlinemile.

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