Cycle Friendly Secondary School Award



Our Cycle Friendly Secondary School Award is here to recognise and reward every secondary school in Scotland, doing what they can to encourage more cycling.

Our nationally recognised award is designed to:

  • provide your school with support and advice on how to promoting cycling
  • identify potential barriers and help you overcome them
  • signpost you towards the many projects, services, and groups open to secondary schools

To help take you through the award we have written the Cycle Friendly Secondary Handbook and Cycle Friendly Survey criteria. It gives you all the information you need to be able to guide your school through the award by giving you:

  • case studies
  • useful sources of information
  • tips on how to encourage a culture of cycling at your school


The Cycle Friendly Secondary School Development Fund is now open for 2017/18. The fund seeks to support projects which improve facilities and promote cycling, encouraging pupils and staff to travel by bicycle.

The Development Fund is open to Scottish secondary schools who are working towards or wish to maintain the Cycle Friendly Secondary School Award. You can register for the award above and we will be in touch to arrange an assessment.

Schools can apply for grants of up to £3,000.

Schools that are successfully funded will also benefit from Cycling Scotland’s support to develop the capability of pupils taking the role of Cycling Champion for the project. In addition to ongoing support, a one day skills development event will be held featuring a series of practical and classroom sessions. Emphasis will be on skills relevant to the funded project including; promotion of cycling, planning and development, project evaluation, maintenance of bikes or fleets. This learning opportunity will take place early in the 2017-18 school year to empower pupils to take an active role in projects.

Please read the Guidance Notes and Funding Process information carefully and seek advice from us prior to completing your application.

Guidance Notes can help you with; fund criteria, match funding; eligible and ineligible expenditure; scoring and assessment.

Download; Guidance Notes, Application Form.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 30th June 2017.

Email applications to Matt Wilberton;