Cycle Friendly Communities


Community groups across Scotland can apply for a number of funding streams and support programmes throughout the year to help them encourage cycling locally, all of which can help towards gaining the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Community Award.

Cycle Friendly Community Award

Following the success of our Cycle Friendly Schools and Employer Awards (and now the introduction of  a Campus Award), the Cycle Friendly Community Award is aimed at encouraging and supporting communities across Scotland to take a leading role in increasing the number of people who cycle locally.

Cycling Scotland Development Grants

Development grants of up to £20,000 are available to support and enable delivery of initiatives and projects that will lead to more communities receiving the Cycle Friendly Community Award.

Communities Evaluation Report

The report gives background of the fund and contains case studies of over 60 community cycling projects across Scotland that have benefited from grant funding.

Community Cycle Mapping

Cycling Scotland can offer training courses to your group to learn how to map local cycling infrastructure and facilities using openstreetmap.

Supporting programmes from Cycling Scotland

Cycle Ride Leader –  This is a one day course aimed at those who will be leading groups through a variety of rides on pre-planned risk assessed routes within their local area, usually as part of a larger project.  Such programmes are likely to be aimed at adult groups and the emphasis may be on those returning to cycling, those wanting to be more active, a health focus or merely to highlight the range of rides available locally. Click here for more information.

Bike Events Scotland – Scotland’s most comprehensive bike events website, providing a list of every kind of bike event in one place.  Visit to find events local to your group, or to add your own cycle event.

Hall of Fame – Please visit our Community Cycling Project Hall of Fame with information on all the projects we have funded or supported so far under the Community Cycling Innovation Fund, including a selection of helpful case studies to give you ideas and promote shared learning.

Travel Plan Diary – Travel diaries are a great way to monitor how we travel and look at how we can make these trips more sustainable, if needed. Click on this link to download a useful travel diary here.

Carbon Calculator – Why not monitor how much carbon you have used on your journey using the following link – carbon calculator

Contact Us

For more information on the Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Community Fund, please contact Pete Mills on 0141 229 5358 or