Cycling Friendly School

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Support your pupils through cycling.

Cycling to school brings many positive benefits: keeping children fit and healthy, building their confidence and giving them skills for life.

Our nationally accredited programme provides an award scheme to support schools to make it easier for pupils to cycle, encouraging more sustainable transport choices.

What? Funding of up to £25,000 to purchase equipment and cycle parking to help overcome barriers to cycling.

Why? Encouraging pupils to cycle builds confidence, keeps kids healthy and engages hard-to-reach students. 

Who? All schools in Scotland can apply to the development fund. Local authorities may also apply on behalf of schools.

How? Register your interest in the funding and a Cycling Scotland Development Officer will get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Applications received by 27th October 2022 will be included in the next assessment round.

Our nationally recognised award accredits the pupils, teachers and volunteers around Scotland committed to increasing cycling in schools. Schools are supported through each step of the process towards becoming Cycling Friendly, from the initial registration to assessment.

Every school in Scotland can take part: all you need is a vision to help more young people enjoy all the benefits that cycling can bring. 

Schools across Scotland have been accredited with our Cycling Friendly School award for their commitment to encouraging pupils to cycle.

You can see awarded schools below:

Find out how the Cycling Friendly School programme is making a difference to pupils across the country:

Case studies

We also offer a range of training to help your pupils cycle to school. You might be interested in :

Get in touch with training@cycling.scot for more information. 

Cycling Friendly Secondary Schools are taking part in a pilot fund in 2021/22 academic year. Funded by Transport Scotland, this pilot provides access to bikes for young people who don’t have one nor can afford one.