British Cycling – Places to Ride

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Aims/priorities: The Places to Ride programme will fund the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England.

The Places to Ride programme wants to:

• Encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds regardless of gender, age, ability or ethnicity to engage with cycling in all its forms. The programme wants to provide more opportunities for people to enjoy riding in an accessible and inclusive environment; focusing especially on provision that responds to the needs of women and girls and people with a disability

• Invest in opportunities that connect local communities and address barriers to engaging with cycling. Recognise the wider benefits of riding a bike to enable societal benefits such as community cohesion, reducing social isolation and promoting health and well-being through prevention

• Ensure the programme delivers a lasting legacy of active environments that provide high quality and affordable opportunities to engage with cycling now, that will continue to be deliverable in the future

Who can apply? Any organisation that is developing cycling activity in their community Grant amount: There is no minimum or maximum level of grant available

Application process: Organisations are encouraged to discuss their ideas in advance of submission with their relevant Cycling Delivery Manager, who can help to refine your ideas and provide feedback on lessons learnt from other projects.

An application form can be downloaded from the website.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time, decisions will be made every 12 weeks until 15 January 2021 Contact information: Rob Pickering Tel: 0738 421 4078 Email: [email protected]

Website address: www.britishcycling.org.uk/placestoride