Cycling Friendly Secondary School

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Support your pupils through cycling.

Cycling to school brings so many positive benefits: keeping young people fit and healthy, reducing stress ahead of exams, improving productivity and supporting mental wellbeing.

Our nationally accredited programme provides a fund and an award scheme to support schools make it easier for their students to cycle.

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 recognises 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.

The award is aimed at encouraging and supporting schools across Scotland to take a leading role in ensuring that any pupil, anywhere can enjoy the benefits of cycling. Schools can use the award as a tool to increase their current cycling activity. The award seeks to celebrate and recognise schools' effort in promoting cycling as a means of travel.

Register your school

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

You can see awarded schools below:

Find out how the Cycling Friendly Schools 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 :

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To find out more or apply, contact our team at