Cycling Friendly Campus

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Help your students to stay active, support their mental health and save on transport costs. 

Our Cycling Friendly Campus programme supports colleges and universities to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel option for staff and students through a development fund, an award accreditation and an internship programme. 

What? Funding of up to £25,000 can be used for facility improvements, bikes and bike equipment that will make it easier for students and staff to cycle. 

Why? By improving facilities, more students and staff will be able to stay healthy, support their wellbeing and save on transport costs.

Who? Colleges and universities looking to promote cycling as a sustainable travel choice can apply to the fund.

When? Applications received by 26 October 2023 will be assessed directly. Grants will continue to be awarded on an ongoing basis until all funding is fully committed.


The award recognises colleges and universities that are improving their campuses and making it easier and more accessible to cycle. They're are supported through each step of the process towards becoming Cycling Friendly, from the initial registration to assessment.

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Colleges and universities across the country have achieved the Cycling Friendly Campus award, and those that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to cycling have been awarded with distinction.

You can see see the colleges and universities we're working with below:

Colleges and universities are getting more students cycling through the Cycling Friendly programme. Read their stories...

Case studies

We also offer a range of training to help students and staff gain confidence in cycling to university or college. You might be interested in:

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With funding from Transport Scotland, we place Campus Cycling Officers in colleges and universities to get more students and staff cycling. Their work complements the award and financial support and helps campuses in becoming more Cycling Friendly.

Institutions for the 23/24 internship programme have been selected and we are no longer accepting applications. If you're interested in hosting a Campus Cycling Officer for your institution for the 24/25 Internship Programme please register your interest to be contacted when applications open.

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