Safety advice

Behaviour Change

We have a range of programmes in Scotland, but with one core aim: to support more people to cycle regularly for transport, leisure and adventure.

Our projects particularly focus on empowering people who are less likely to cycle – giving them the support and encouragement they need to start riding a bike regularly through high quality interventions. We work with anyone that is currently underserved, including women, families, minority ethnic communities, people living in otherwise disadvantaged areas, rural communities, disabled people and older people.

We know that our impact is greatest when we collaborate, so we work in partnership with a wide range of groups and are part of the Active Travel Delivery Partners. From the NHS and local authorities to grassroots community groups, we forge alliances that help get more people cycling.  All of our projects in Scotland work with local communities and organisations – those that know their own areas best.

We have staff based across Scotland, who provide hands-on support and guidance for our projects and our partners. Our reach is truly national – from Shetland to the Scottish Borders, Cycling UK is making a difference in every local authority in Scotland.

I have multiple sclerosis and spinal issues. Cycling has helped my physical fitness but the biggest impact has been on my mental health. I love being outside and the impact of regular cycling shows me that I can still exercise even though I can’t walk. I LOVE IT! WheelNess participant


We campaign in England for policies, action and investment in cycling which will encourage more people to cycle and benefit from healthy, active and low-carbon lifestyles. We also work with partners, local campaign groups and our Cycle Advocacy Network to campaign for cycling in communities around Scotland.