Cycling has proven to be vital for many key workers. It’s enabling them to get to work safely while maintaining social distancing guidance.
Going out for a ride is also helping people to look after their mental and physical health.
At Cycling UK we want to do our bit to help keep key workers pedalling – or getting them pedalling if they don’t have access to a working bike.
We are offering grants of up to £2,000 to independent bike shops, recycling centres and mechanics across Scotland so they can provide free cycling services to key workers.
Thanks to funding from Transport Scotland, the Big Bike Revival for Key Workers project will provide services including:
- Bike safety checks
- Servicing and repairs
- Bike and equipment loans, including delivery
- Bike accessories, such as locks, helmets and panniers.
Cycling UK will also offer support to applicants through our development officer network and an online marketing toolkit for promotion of the services you will offer free to key workers.
How to apply
The Big Bike Revival for Key Workers in Scotland is now closed for funding applications. If you’re a key worker looking for free services, please see below.
Free services for key workers
If you are a key worker in Scotland in need of help with getting your bike on the road or getting access to a bike, we can still help you. The Scottish Government is supporting us to provide free repairs to key workers through the Big Bike Revival for Key Workers. Use our map to find your nearest Big Bike Revival organisation.
If you would like more information about the Big Bike Revival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a team of development officers across Scotland who can support you and your organisation to get involved with the Big Bike Revival:
- South West Scotland: Jeff Frew (Dumfries and Galloway; North, South and East Ayrshire; North and South Lanarkshire)
- South East Scotland: Gordon Webber (Scottish Borders; East and West Lothian; Midlothian; Falkirk)
- Edinburgh: Esmond Sage
- Glasgow and surrounding: Eileen Hamill (Glasgow; East and West Dunbartonshire; Inverclyde; Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire)
- Central Scotland: Ralph Jessop (Fife; Dundee; Perth and Kinross; Clackmannanshire; Stirling)
- Argyll and Bute: Aisa Nebreda
- North East Scotland: Emma Roberts (Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Moray)
- Highlands and Western Isles (Eilean Siar): Amanda Wagstaffe
- Orkney and Shetland: Paul Porter