Last updated: 15 March 2021
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.
The Scottish Government announced on 9th March that outdoor group exercise can resume for adults and children from 12th March 2021, in groups of up to 15 people.
Under this new guidance, practical Cycling Scotland cycle training can take place outdoors, if the Scottish Government guidelines are followed.
Cycling Scotland tutors and instructors can undertake cycle training sessions with up to eight participants from different households, in line with our established training ratios. Any theory content that can’t be delivered outdoors will be offered as remote learning.
Courses must be hosted by client organisations, with access to any indoor space, including toilets, managed in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines.
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.
All instructors involved in the delivery of Bikeability Scotland and Play on Pedals cycle training should also follow local authority operating procedures.
Recognising that current circumstances are making the planning and delivery of Bikeability Scotland more challenging, this free webinar offers the chance to hear from experienced instructors and local authority coordinators who delivered sessions in 2020.
If you have any questions related to delivering cycle training, please email email@example.com.
Cycling Friendly grant funding
We would like to reassure all Cycling Friendly organisations of our understanding and support for issues you may now 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 because of the new circumstances, please contact us to discuss.
- Similarly, if you think you will struggle to meet a project delivery or reporting deadline because of restrictions, 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
Pedal for Scotland events were paused in 2020 due to Covid-19. Subject to mass participation events running in 2021, we are supporting community organisations to deliver local, beginner-friendly cycling events. Find out more.
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:
- Email the Cycling Friendly team: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email the training team: email@example.com
- Email TP&E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are following the latest advice from the Scottish Government and will update our guidance as and when the situation changes.