Dedicated cycling facilities provide safe, traffic-free environments for any cyclist of any ability to participate, train, compete and - most importantly - have fun whilst riding a bike. British Cycling is working closely with Sport England to develop a national network of new cycling facilities which meets local demand, making use of a £15 million investment programme called Places to Ride.
The funding is available to any organisation that is developing cycling activity in their community and can be used for anything from equipment packages to activate your local space, through to a brand new cycling facility.
The programme is open until January 2021, so there is plenty of time to think about your project, discuss with your wider organisation and partners and submit an application when you’re ready. For organisations looking to put in a small- or large-scale request, we would encourage you to discuss your ideas in advance of submission with your Cycling Delivery Manager, who can help to refine your ideas and provide feedback on lessons learnt from other projects.