Cycle Friendly Campus

Cycle Friendly Campus

Cycling a great way to stay fit and healthy, it reduces stress and improves mental health, saves on transport costs and is a great way to get to know a new city. 

The Cycle Friendly Campus programme supports colleges and universities to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel option for staff and students across Scotland by offering a development fund and an award accreditation. 


Cycle Friendly Campus internship - NOW OPEN

What is the internship?

Funded by Transport Scotland, supported by Cycling Scotland and managed administratively by Bright Green Business, the Cycle Friendly Campus internship programme complements the development fund and award accreditation, all working towards supporting campuses become cycle friendly. 

In 2018, Campus Cycling Officers were placed in 18 institutions across the country including the University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow School of Art, South Lanarkshire College, Edinburgh Napier University, Forth Valley College, Fife College, University of St Andrews and University of Aberdeen. This intake is now coming to a close and we are inviting colleges and universities that want to encourage cycling on their campuses to apply as host institutions. 

Who can apply?

Host institutions: Applications for the 2019/20 intake are now open for host institutions. The internship programme is open to all Scottish colleges and universities (and associated organisations) who are actively working to promote cycling as a sustainable travel choice. Projects must be focused on campuses located in Scotland. 

Campus Cycling Officers: Applications for Campus Cycling Officers will open on the 29th May 2019. 

How to apply?

To take part in the programme, potential host institutions are invited to submit an application. Please read and complete the application form, which also contains guidance and a detailed project timeline. 

Send the application form to valentinjeanjean@cycling.scot by 5pm on 15 May.

We advise that you get in touch with us prior to application at the email above.


Cycle Friendly Campus Award

The Cycle Friendly Campus Award offers recognition for institutions who are working to improve their campuses in order to increase cycling. The award reflects the efforts taken by colleges and universities to make cycling more accessible for all students and staff. 

We have worked in partnership with Scottish colleges and universities to design and refine the award and it reflects proven solutions to overcoming the common barriers to cycling. 

Who to contact for more information?
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for contact details.


Cycle Friendly Campus Development Fund

What is the fund?
The Cycle Friendly Campus Development Fund supports Scottish colleges and universities to take a leading role in increasing the number of journeys by bike.
Capital projects which focus on improving cycling facilities and physical infrastructure – such as cycle parking, signage and changing facilities – are the key focus on this funding opportunity.

Why apply?
With significant investment dedicated to increasing cycling, the Cycle Friendly Development Fund provides an excellent opportunity to make a real difference to your campus. 

How much is available?
It is expected that Cycling Scotland will award individual grants of up to £25,000. Applications for less than £5,000 may still be considered if it can be evidenced that the project is likely to have a sufficient impact on cycling rates. The fund is currently closed but we are hoping to reopen in August / September 2019. 

Who can apply?
The Cycle Friendly Campus Development Fund is open to all Scottish colleges and universities (and associated organisations) who are actively working to promote cycling as a sustainable travel choice. Projects must be focused on campuses located in Scotland. 

How to apply?
The fund is curently closed but we're hoping to reopen in August/September 2019. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information about the Cycle Friendly Campus programme.


Who to contact for more information?
Valentin Jeanjean (Development Officer)
0141 229 5443
valentinjeanjean@cycling.scot