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, reduces stress ahead of exams, improves productivity and supports mental wellbeing.

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

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. Cycling Scotland encourages schools who are developing local cycling opportunities to engage with the award as a support tool and to gain recognition for their achievements.

Register your school

Secondary schools across Scotland have been accredited with a Cycling Friendly Secondary School award for their commitment to getting students to cycle.

You can see awarded schools below:

What? You can apply for funding of up to £4,000 to purchase equipment to help overcome barriers to cycling. 

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

Who? All secondary schools in Scotland can apply to the development fund.

When? The fund is currently closed. However, schools are invited to submit an expression of interest and contact us to discuss any project they would like to apply for.


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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