Big Bike Revival in Scotland

Cycling UK continues to support the UK to cycle
This remains true during this difficult period with the ongoing threat of coronavirus Covid-19
A group of female cyclists on a Big Bike Revival ride
A group of female cyclists on a Big Bike Revival ride

Big Bike Revival in Scotland

The Big Bike Revival in Scotland runs all year round
Inspiring people to get back on their bikes and start cycling regularly is what the Big Bike Revival in Scotland is all about. We work with communities right across Scotland to reach thousands of people every year with free cycling events and activities.

COVID-19 Update

Big Bike Revival events postponed

As the national cycling charity, Cycling UK continues to support the UK’s population to cycle. This remains true during this difficult period with the ongoing threat of coronavirus.

We take the safety and welfare of our staff, volunteers, members participants of our rides, beneficiaries of our programmes and the general public incredibly seriously.

That’s why we’re keeping a close eye on the advice from the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland and following best practice to minimise risk.

We have now taken the decision to cancel all group activities. A full update can be found here.

All Big Bike Revival events and training must therefore be postponed with immediate effect. If you have received a Big Bike Revival Grant yet have been unable to fully spend the grant amount then this can be used to organise a Big Bike Revival event in the future. 

Cycling remains a great way to keep fit and active and is a good way to boost immunity, but we are advising cyclists should avoid riding in groups and urge them to undertake solo rides only for the foreseeable future.

Of course, we will continue to follow the latest advice and post updates on our website.

We appreciate your understanding in this difficult period.

 

Interested in getting involved?

Many people own a bicycle but don’t ride it much – maybe they’ve lost a bit of confidence or don’t know if their bike’s in rideable shape. Whatever the reason, the Big Bike Revival helps people rediscover the simple joys of riding a bike.

We work with grassroots community groups and local organisations, providing support, training and funding so that they can deliver cycling activities in their areas. By offering interventions like free bike repair and maintenance, cycle training and led rides, the project’s grassroots approach empowers communities in Scotland to get cycling for everyday trips.

We have seven locally-based development officers across Scotland, who provide hands-on support and guidance. Our reach is truly national – from Shetland to the Scottish Borders, the Big Bike Revival is making a difference in every local authority in Scotland.

 

Are you involved in a community organisation or other local group? Do you want our help to support more people to cycle? We can offer tailored support plus up to £800 of funding.

The first step is to get in touch with your local Big Bike Revival Development Officer, who will talk through your plans and can help with your application. Don’t worry if your ideas aren’t fully formed, we can help with inspiration and guidance! Please see your local development officer below:

  • Argyll and Bute: Aisa Nebreda
  • Aberdeen and Moray: Emma Roberts
  • Aberdeenshire: Anna Vince
  • Central Scotland: Ralph Jessop (Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Clackmannanshire, Stirling)
  • Edinburgh: Esmond Sage
  • Fife: David Glover
  • Glasgow and surrounding: Eileen Hamill (Glasgow, East and West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire)
  • Highlands and Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan Siar): Amanda Wagstaffe
  • Orkney and Shetland: Paul Porter
  • South East Scotland: Gordon Webber (Falkirk, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian and Scottish Borders)
  • South West Scotland: Jeff Frew (Dumfries and Galloway; North, South and East Ayrshire; North and South Lanarkshire)

Want to attend an event?

To find out about Big Bike Revival events happening near you, head over to our events page.

 

Here's how we got on last year


Big Bike Revival 2018/19 in numbers graphic
 

 

Big Bike Revival in Scotland is funded by Transport Scotland

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