About the programme

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

The programme has been made possible through a new £15million commitment from Government and will be delivered over the next three years through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

Programme aims

  • Encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds regardless of gender, age, ability or ethnicity to engage with cycling in all its forms. 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 wellbeing through prevention.
  • Ensure the delivery of 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.

How to apply

Applications can be made at any time and the closing date is 15 January 2021.

Organisations are encouraged to discuss their ideas in advance of submission with the relevant Cycling Delivery Manager, who can help to refine your ideas and provide feedback on lessons learnt from other projects. The contact for the South East is Luke Anderson.

Luke Anderson

Cycling Delivery Manager, South East