Many people own a bicycle but don’t ride it much – maybe they’ve lost a bit of confidence or don’t know if their bike’s in rideable shape. Whatever the reason, the Big Bike Revival helps people rediscover the simple joys of riding a bike.
We work with grassroots community groups and local organisations, providing support, training and funding so that they can deliver cycling activities in their areas. By offering interventions like free bike repair and maintenance, cycle training and led rides, the project’s grassroots approach empowers communities in Scotland to get cycling for everyday trips.
We have seven locally-based development officers across Scotland, who provide hands-on support and guidance. Our reach is truly national – from Shetland to the Scottish Borders, the Big Bike Revival is making a difference in every local authority in Scotland.
Interested in getting involved?
Are you involved in a community organisation or other local group? Do you want our help to support more people to cycle? We can offer tailored support plus up to £800 of funding.
The first step is to get in touch with your local Big Bike Revival Development Officer, who will talk through your plans and can help with your application. Don’t worry if your ideas aren’t fully formed, we can help with inspiration and guidance! Please see your local development officer below:
- South West Scotland: Jeff Frew (Dumfries and Galloway; North, South and East Ayrshire; North and South Lanarkshire)
- South East Scotland: Esmond Sage (Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, East and West Lothian, Midlothian, Falkirk and Fife)
- Glasgow and surrounding: Eileen Hamill (Glasgow, East and West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire)
- Central Scotland: Ralph Jessop (Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Argyll and Bute)
- Aberdeen and surrounding: Emma Roberts (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray)
- Highlands and Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan Siar): Amanda Wagstaffe
- Orkney and Shetland: Paul Porter
Want to attend an event?
To find out about Big Bike Revival events happening near you, head over to our events page.