Cycling Friendly Community


Use cycling to break down barriers and bring people together in your community.

From mental health groups to homeless charities, disability groups to refugee charities, the Cycling Friendly Community programme supports organisations across Scotland to take a leading role in increasing the number of people who cycle.

We provide funding as well as an award accreditation.

Cycling Friendly Community development fund - now open until 30 October

What? Funding for bikes or facilities that make cycling more accessible. 

Why? The fund makes it possible for more people, regardless of background or ability, to enjoy the benefits of being on a bike.

Who? Community groups in Scotland who are looking to increase opportunities for people to cycle can apply.

How? Read the support documents and complete the application form below by 30 October.


Any specific enquiries related to support for community groups during the Covid-19 crisis should be directed to Pete Mills, Development Officer (

Cycling Friendly Community award

The nationally recognised award celebrates community groups who are taking a leading role in ensuring that anyone, anywhere can enjoy the benefits of cycling. If you're creating opportunities for people to cycle, the award process is a support tool to help you become Cycling Friendly.

For further information take a look at the award guide.

Register your community group

Find communities that have been awarded, or are working to be, below:

Cycling Friendly Community success stories

Find out how groups across Scotland have used the Cycling Friendly programme to make a difference in their communities: 

Case studies

Do you want to improve cycle confidence?
We also offer a range of training to help people be more confident cycling in their community.  You might be interested in:

Get in touch with or 0141 229 5350 for more information. 

Who to contact for more information?
Call us on 0141 229 5350 or drop us an email on