Cycling UK in Scotland
In Scotland, Cycling UK has a development officer team who work across a range of different projects in local communities. This includes:
- The Big Bike Revival in Scotland, a national project that aims to encourage new and returning cyclists to get back on their bikes
- Community cycle club development, offering local groups support, training and guidance to run their cycling groups and activities to the benefit of their local community.
- The Belles on Bikes network, a series of women's cycling groups across Scotland.
- Play Together on Pedals, which works with families to help them start pedalling together. The fun and freedom of cycling helps children develop key life skills, brings physical and mental health benefits, and encourages families to make short journeys without a car.
- The Edinburgh All-ability Bike Centre, which works with anyone needing a little bit of extra support to get cycling. This includes older people, people with complex health conditions, disabled people and anyone else needing a bit extra support to get riding.
We campaign in Scotland 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.
About the Cycling UK Scotland volunteer committee
Cycling UK Scotland is an elected volunteer committee of Cycling UK members from across Scotland, committed to representing everyday cyclists at national meetings and in responding to consultations. Policy topics include cycling as transport, land access, climate change, air quality, planning, road safety and wider transport policy which affects or is relevant to cycling.
The Cycling UK Scotland committee also supports the activities and projects of Cycling UK in Scotland, promotes membership and brings Cycling UK members in Scotland together at an annual gathering.