Places to Ride – grants up to £50,000 to develop and improve cycling facilities across England

We’ll be featuring more details about this grant scheme in Thursday’s GRIN bulletin. Here’s a brief overview:

Places to Ride is a £15 million programme offering grants up to £50,000 for the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England.

The programme will be delivered over the next three years through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

The aims of the programme are to:

o Encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds regardless of gender, age, ability or ethnicity to engage with cycling in all its forms.
o Provide more opportunities for people to enjoy riding in an accessible and inclusive environment; focusing especially on provision that responds to the needs of women and girls and people with a disability.
o Invest in opportunities that connect local communities and address barriers to engaging with cycling. Recognise the wider benefits of riding a bike to enable societal benefits such as community cohesion, reducing social isolation and promoting health and well-being through prevention, and
o Ensure we deliver a lasting legacy of active environments that provide high quality and affordable opportunities to engage with cycling now, that will continue to be deliverable in the future.

Further information is available on the British Cycling website.