Local volunteer led-groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver cycling events to get people back on their bikes this summer.

The Big Bike Revival Programme will support organisations across England to deliver a summer programme of activity that will encourage people who do not currently cycle regularly (once every two weeks or less) to consider either starting or returning to cycling.

This includes people experiencing:

  • · social, economic and health deprivation
  • · people from diverse backgrounds
  • · those facing multiple challenges

The programme supports three types of events:

  • · Learn to fix events – offers basic services to repair cycles and provides essential checks to ensure cycles are safe to ride
  • · Learn to ride sessions – offers instruction, training or skills for adults to learn to maintain or repair their cycle or learn cycle skills to help them feel safer when cycling
  • · Ride events – offers led rides for adults to practice cycling locally

The funding, which is made available by the Department for Transport, can be spent on anything that supports the delivery of events such as staffing costs, consumables and venue or location hire.

The closing date for applications is the 25th June 2024.