Cycling advice

Last updated: 24th May 2021

It’s advisable to walk, wheel or cycle regularly for your health and wellbeing. If you’re not self-isolating, we recommend walking, wheeling or cycling for journeys and exercise.

Please visit the Scottish Government website for more information on what restrictions are in place for each local authority.

Cycling is generally a low-risk activity but with our emergency services under pressure, it’s important that we all take steps to manage risk wherever we can. Please cycle on routes you know well and that are well within your ability level.

Walking, cycling and wheeling guidance

If you're cycling on shared paths, please be considerate of other people walking, wheeling, running and cycling: stay two metres from others, slow your pace and stop to let people pass. Be mindful and take even more care around people who might be more vulnerable, traveling at a slower pace than you or who you are with, like children or dogs.

Guidance for people walking, cycling and wheeling during Covid-19 has been developed by Transport Scotland, Public Health Scotland, the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland and active travel organisations.

If you’re a member of an organised cycling club, please follow Scottish Cycling guidance.

Remember FACTS

Please adhere to government advice around Covid-19, follow the latest guidelines around public health, and remember FACTS:

• Face coverings

• Avoid crowded places

• Clean your hands regularly

• Two-metre distance

• Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms

Use the Scottish Government postcode checker to check Covid protection level restrictions. For info on our cycle training including Bikeability Scotland training, please read our operational update.