Community groups in Scotland can now apply for development grants of up to £20,000 to begin working towards the Cycle Friendly Community Award, which aims to encourage and support communities to take a leading role in increasing the number of people who cycle locally.
A recognised Cycle Friendly Community may offer cycle parking, bike hire or bike loan schemes, cycle training and a range of information on local cycle networks. It will have defined cycle routes and infrastructure linking popular locations. Local businesses should support and encourage an increased cycling culture.
There is a three stage application process to complete to achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold status for your community. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the decision panel meets four weekly.