Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund

In response to the pandemic, Cycling Scotland helped NHS Scotland health boards to support their staff to cycle to work, with funding from Transport Scotland.

The Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund offered a bike or lock to key workers who might not otherwise have been able to access or afford one, recognising that temporary contractors are not eligible for the Cycle to Work scheme.

The Fund provided:

  • Bikes (to the value of £500 - for staff not eligible for Cycle to Work) as well as lights, mudguards, puncture repair kits and other equipment
  • Bike locks (to the value of £60 - for staff eligible for Cycle to Work)

In 2020-21 the following NHS Health Boards secured funding between £2,500 and £15,000 to provide these resources to staff during the pandemic:

  • NHS Forth Valley 
  • NHS Grampian
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Orkney
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Fife
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway

This scheme aimed to support staff who might not otherwise be able to access bikes and complements both the Cycle to Work scheme and the Cycling Friendly Employer development grant fund.

Please contact cyclingfriendly@cycling.scot if you would like further information.