Following a successful pilot project last autumn, Cycling UK are awarding small grants to community groups to put on cycling events in May and June 2017.
The Big Bike Revival in Scotland is an initiative to support the Scottish Government’s vision of 10% of journeys by bike by 2020. It aims to get more people cycling, which is the mission that sits at the core of Cycling UK, its members and the network of sustainable cycling groups that it supports.
Any group can get involved, and groups do not necessarily need prior experience in cycling, just an enthusiasm for its benefits (e.g. health, environment, sociability). The grant is intended to support groups in procuring delivery support for activities, including:
- opportunities to get bikes fixed, and teaching people how to maintain them
- events that showcase a range of bikes that meet different needs
- cycle training to help people feel more confident to cycle on the road
- led rides that help people find and use their local cycle paths and low traffic routes
To apply for a grant, talk through ideas and receive application support, please contact Esmond Sage by phone: 07887 567368 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org