Voting for the Big Lottery Fund's The People¹s £50 million Contest begins on Monday (November 26) when Sustrans - the UK's leading sustainable transport charity - will compete with three other finalists for the 'winner takes all' prize. Victory for Sustrans' Connect2 bid would make everyday journeys easier for 79 communities throughout the UK, including 11 in Wales.

Other supporters will pedal 14 miles along the Trevithick and Taff trails to the Treforest Scheme ­ with some planning to continue an additional eight miles to the Ely River Connection Scheme in Cardiff.

Sustrans' National Director for Wales Lee Waters said: "It is fantastic to see the enthusiastic support we are receiving in the build up to the public vote. Connect2 is the only chance to get some of the £50 million into Wales and we hope as many people as possible will log on and vote - and encourage their friends, family and colleagues to do the same."


People can vote by logging on to from Monday at 9am. They can also text 80010 to be sent the telephone voting number when it gets announced and look out for a programme about Connect2 on ITV1 on December 4.

Sustrans needs you to vote for Connect2 in the Big Lottery Fund's: The People's 50 Million Lottery Giveaway. If successful they will revitalise walking and cycling in 79 communities across the UK. Online voting opens on 26 November at

To be reminded to vote please text connect2 to 80010 or register at