Community cycling initiatives in Scotland receive £330,000

Organisations across Scotland have received over £330,000 through the Cycle Friendly Community Development Fund.

The money has been provided by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling Scotland in order to provide greater access to bikes and more opportunities to cycle.

Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, said: “It’s encouraging to see a range of organisations across Scotland seeking to use cycling to bring communities together.

“There are so many personal and environmental benefits that come with choosing to cycle.

"We have doubled the active travel budget so that with our partners we can create additional opportunities for people to choose sustainable travel options like cycling.

"By continuing to fund innovative projects like this, we can continue to build an Active Nation, where more people and communities can enjoy the many benefit of walking and cycling.”

Pete Mills, development officer at Cycling Scotland, said: “We’re supporting communities across Scotland to use cycling as a way of achieving their aims.

“From projects that support mental health to those that tackle homelessness, the funding will support the purchase of bikes, equipment and maintenance tools as well as provide training and promote projects locally.

“We’re excited to give more people across Scotland access to bikes and the opportunity to cycle.”

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