Operational update

Following public health advice concerning Covid-19, our priority is to follow the protocols and protect the wellbeing of everyone we work with and the wider community.


Practical Cycling Scotland cycle training can take place if the Scottish Government guidelines are followed. Please visit the Scottish Government website for more information on current restrictions.

Cycling Scotland tutors and instructors can currently undertake cycle training sessions with up to eight participants from different households outdoors, in line with our established training ratios. An appropriate indoor venue can also be used and if a risk assessment is required, the information in this should be followed at all times.

For our tutors and instructors, we have developed a Covid-19 risk assessment, including guidance to be followed on physical distancing, hygiene, relevant PPE and reporting mechanisms where required.

All instructors involved in the delivery of Bikeability Scotland and Play on Pedals cycle training should also follow local authority operating procedures.

If you have any questions related to delivering cycle training, please email training@cycling.scot.

Cycling Friendly grant funding

We would like to reassure all Cycling Friendly organisations of our understanding and support for issues you may be facing in delivering funded projects. If you have applied for or received grant funding from us, please note: 

  • Where a grant offer has been made, this will be paid on time, subject to the submission of relevant paperwork.
  • If you are experiencing difficulties achieving any agreed outputs or outcomes, please contact us to discuss.
  • Similarly, if you think you will struggle to meet a project delivery or reporting deadline, please contact us to agree a revised time frame. 

Whilst the overall terms and conditions which apply to your grant will continue, we understand you may need more time and we are here to support you to achieve the outcomes.

Cycling Friendly awards

Please note our nationally recognised award assessments are being done online and with telephone guidance and support. Further details are available at cyclingfriendly.scot.

Pedal for Scotland

Following Scottish Government guidance, we are supporting community organisations to deliver local, beginner-friendly cycling events. Find out more.

Contact us

In line with advice from the Scottish Government, our staff are home working. Our development officers can be contacted by email or mobile if you are already in touch with them or you can:


We are following the latest advice from the Scottish Government and will update our guidance as and when the situation changes.