National Obesity Awareness Week
Our district partners at North Kesteven and East Lindsey are getting involved in National Obesity Awareness Week this year by promoting a more physically active life. A great way to do this is to download our GoExplore Lincolnshire walking/cycling app and start exploring.
If you’re looking for some low cost ways to keep your new year fitness on track, make sure you download the free GoExplore Lincolnshire app, featuring 12 cycle routes around the District.
North Kesteven District Council is the first authority to have cycle routes on the app, run by Active Lincolnshire.
Cycle NK is a collection of routes through the District; there are easy distances for beginners, such as 4.1km from Sleaford to Leasingham, intermediate routes, including 21.4km from Skellingthorpe to Swinethorpe, and harder journeys, such as 50.4km from Doddington to Coleby.
Councillor Lindsey Cawrey, Executive Board Member with special interest in leisure, said: “The start of a new year often focuses people’s minds on improving their fitness and the GoExplore app is a great way of doing that.
“This week is National Obesity Week so there’s never a better time to think about how much exercise you’re doing to keep as fit and healthy as you possibly can.
“It’s great to see 12 routes of varying levels of difficulty on the app, making it more accessible for cyclers to enjoy, and it’s free to use.
“Not only is cycling a great way to keep fit, it’s also a brilliant way of exploring the District and discovering all it has to offer.”
Llara Munn, from Active Lincolnshire, said: “In January lots of people are looking to make positive changes to their health and wellbeing, the GoExplore Lincolnshire app is an easy-to-use, free app, that is full of ways to get out and active with friends and family while discovering the great outdoors in Lincolnshire.”
Last year NKDC adopted a Cycling Strategy, aiming to increase participation, promote safer cycling and provide more opportunities for people to get on their bicycle.
The GoExplore Lincolnshire app can be downloaded from your app store.
New update about Goexplore Lincolnshire
We are very excited to announce that the next version of the Goexplore Lincolnshire app has been released (it is available NOW on android and should be available of iOS devices by Tuesday 28/8/18) .
This new version includes The Creator which is an added capability within the app to create and upload your own routes as you walk them!
This means adding routes to the app is a far easier, faster and more inclusive process. Simply open the app go to your routes and click on the + symbol to begin.
From there you can drop the pins to plot your course, add photos and content to pins as you walk.
Once complete the route can be saved and published (sent to Active Lincolnshire to approve) or saved to view and edit later on your laptop or computer before publishing.
We have added in a user guide, however The Creator is very straight forward and easy to use.
We encourage anyone with a great walk and either local knowledge, great general knowledge or a sense of creativity to create and add walks.
Using this tool we can explore Lincolnshire and share our knowledge with each other!
The app is available FOR FREE from the app store and play store now.
You can still use the wizard to upload walks manually, guidelines below: