If your organisation or community group is based in Scotland, you are eligible for a grant of up to £1500 by helping more people to travel by bike.
Shift is now open for applications for 2022-23

When more people ride bikes to get around, the whole community benefits. It improves people’s health and wellbeing, reduces air pollution and traffic congestion, and brings economic benefits too. On top of all that, it’s a cheap and convenient way to get around and is loads of fun.

Help create cycling communities through Shift

Do you want to help more people in your community to cycle for short everyday journeys and get supported with a grant of up to £1500? If you are based in Scotland Shift is here to help.

Using modules specially designed by Cycling UK you can access expert support as well as funding to run activities that will help people jump on a bike, instead of into their car.

From cycle training and confidence boosting sessions to cargo bike trials for local businesses, we will help your ideas flourish. To apply, contact one of our local development officers listed below. They will be there to support you every step of the way, with access to training, networking and expert advice.  

What's in it for my group or organisation?

As well as helping to create healthier, happier communities, you’ll receive an excellent package of support from Cycling UK, including: 

Expert advice - we’ll be on hand to help your group or organisation get the best results out of your sessions.

Specialist training and support through our extensive training resources and local development officers.  

Support with marketing and promotions, via free guides and marketing materials. 

Get in touch today and begin your Shift journey

Shift resources, support and FAQs

If you haven’t delivered cycle training or workshops before or for a while, there is plenty of support on hand to get you started. Local development officers are situated around Scotland to offer support and advice along the way.  

When you get in touch, they’ll discuss your skills and requirements so you can make your application from there. You can be assured our friendly advisors will help you to get started quickly and easily. 

For any queries please contact our development officers. Contact details are at the bottom of this page. There is also a resources page or access our partner pack below to read more.  

Learn more about our Shift programme

The Shift funding and programme gave us the impetus to try something new to encourage cycling. The local impact has been significant and a huge success
Lochgoil Community Trust

Get in touch

Got a question about the Shift project? Contact one of our Development Officers

Local Authority Development Officer
Aberdeen Andrew Campbell
Aberdeenshire Andrew Campbell
Angus Andrew Campbell
Argyll and Bute Aisa Nebreda
Clackmannanshire Ralph Jessop
Dumfries and Galloway Ewa Monteith-Hodge
Dundee Ralph Jessop
East Ayrshire Jeff Frew
East Dunbartonshire Tamzin Dewar
East Lothian Gordon Webber
East Renfrewshire Tamzin Dewar
Local Authority Development Officer
Edinburgh Gordon Webber
Falkirk Gordon Webber
Fife Ralph Jessop
Glasgow Tamzin Dewar
Highland Fiona Johnston
Inverclyde Tamzin Dewar
Midlothian Gordon Webber
Moray Fiona Johnston
Na h-Eileanan Siar Daryll Brown
North Ayrshire Jeff Frew
North Lanarkshire Jeff Frew
Local Authority Development Officer
Orkney Paul Porter
Perth and Kinross Ralph Jessop
Renfrewshire Tamzin Dewar
Scottish Borders Emily Farquhar
Shetland Paul Porter
South Ayrshire Jeff Frew
South Lanarkshire Jeff Frew
Stirling Ewa Monteith-Hodge
West Dunbartonshire Ewa Monteith-Hodge
West Lothian Gordon Webber
Contact us

For general Shift enquiries please email us.