Big Bike Revival winter roll-out

Throughout winter we’re focusing delivery on teaching skills and leading bike rides. Apply for a Winter Grant of up to £3,000 and order a professional Gazebo at no extra cost. Grants can be spent on equipment to expand capacity, venue hire for learn events or instructors to lead bike rides
What's the Big Bike Revival all about this winter?

We've seen an increase in demand for learn and led-ride events and are therefore predominantly focusing our winter roll-out on delivering learning and riding opportunities. 

If you're able to a offer a majority of these event types, join us and apply to participate in the programme today. To help you prepare your delivery plan, consult our quick event guides which explain the basic outline of each event type including tips and tricks on how to inspire and sustain a change in cycling behaviour.

To support partners to develop their services, Winter Grants can be used to purchase equipment to expand delivery, fund venue hire to host learning sessions and employ instructors to lead local rides.

Please consult the application guidance for full details on eligible costs and expenditure. Plus we're offering participating partners the chance to order an all-weather, waterproof professional ‘Surf and Turf Gazebo’ to support the winter roll-out, at no extra cost.

We continue to advise all delivery partners to follow national and local coronavirus guidance when delivering events. 

Who benefits from the Big Bike Revival?

The Big Bike Revival programme is for people returning to cycling, or those starting as a complete beginner. In other words, it’s for people who do not cycle on a regular basis.

It's all about engaging the programme's target audience; people with social, economic and health needs; people from diverse backgrounds; people facing multiple challenges. Meet our Cycling Heroes who have benefited from the Big Bike Revival programme.

Who can apply?

Delivery partners are typically volunteer led-groups, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises that are rooted in local communities and working to address a range of local needs.

They are experienced in engaging with non-regular cyclists and people in need in terms of social, economic and health deprivation.

What events do I need deliver for the winter roll-out?

Our FIX-LEARN-RIDE events model is evidence-based; the three pillars represent the types of events that typically encourage people to change their behaviour and cycle more.

Our one-page event quick guides are based on; fixing bikes, teaching cycle and maintenance skills, and taking people on led bike rides on local routes. Use these to help you plan a winter delivery that predominantly focuses on learning and riding opportunities. 

Where should I deliver the programme?

Anywhere locally in the community, ensuring events are accessible to everyone. We recommend locations with high footfall, choosing venues in the community or using your workshop to host.

When going out into the community you could choose outdoor green spaces, busy town centres, local fetes, fairs or market days.      

When do I need to deliver the programme?

The delivery period begins on 22 November and lasts until 31 March 2022.

Can I apply for grant funding to deliver the programme?

Small grants of up to £3,000 are available to support the delivery of your events. All costs associated with Grant requests are subject to a review process, approval criteria and terms and conditions. 

How do I apply?

Before you apply to participate in the programme please read; our Application Guidance and so you know how to apply; and the Delivery Plan (schedules 1 and 2 of the Terms and Conditions) so you know what is expected of you.

When you’re equipped with your delivery plan and the information you need to submit, go to the online grant application.


Apply now

I have more questions

Read our FAQs if you have any questions, or contact the Big Bike Revival team.

Alternatively, you can contact your local cycling development officer (CDO) with any questions:

Richard Andrews Norwich
Sarah Cheadle Kent
Alex Appleyard-Keeling West Midlands, Coventry and Solihull
Dani Christmas South east coast, Worthing - Margate
Sarah Chmiel Hampshire
Nik Hughes Suffolk
Toby Edwards London
Ellen Holmes Greater Manchester
Rebecca Mews Sheffield
Vanessa Morris Birmingham
Stewart Walsh Liverpool City
Lisa Swallow Essex
Zoe Westerman West Yorkshire
Lauren Baker East Midlands
Jordan Matthews Tyneside
Rachael Ince Plymouth