British Cycling

Places to Ride

Up to £15,000 for your community cycling project

The Places to Ride programme is funding the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities and activities in communities across England. 

The programme is being delivered through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Teaming up with Crowdfunder UK, we want to invest in innovative and exciting projects that perhaps would not traditionally see British Cycling as a source of funding or indeed consider sport to be their main area of work. 

We’re keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people ride. We believe that investment in community-based, accessible cycling facilities and equipment will drive increased participation, encouraging existing cyclists to cycle more regularly and encouraging new cyclists to take part.

If you have already started a crowdfunding campaign, find out how to apply for this extra funding below. Or you can take the first step by hitting the 'Start crowdfunding' button below.

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About this fund

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British Cycling - Places to Ride
Get up to £15,000

The Places to Ride fund is inspiring people to ride and supporting cycling activity in communities.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.

Criteria

The Places to Ride programme is funding the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England. The programme has been made possible through a £15million commitment from Government and is being delivered through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

There are a number of things we want to achieve with this investment, but most importantly we want to:

  • Encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds regardless of gender, age, ability or ethnicity to engage with cycling in all its forms.

  • Invest in opportunities that connect local communities and address barriers to engaging with cycling.

  • Ensure we deliver a lasting legacy of active environments that provide high quality and affordable opportunities to engage with cycling now.

We’re keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people ride. We believe that investment in community-based, accessible cycling facilities and equipment will drive increased participation, encouraging existing cyclists to cycle more regularly and encouraging new cyclists to take part.

In addition to the primary objectives set out above, the Places to Ride fund seeks to:

  • Promote cycling in under-represented groups
  • Promote volunteering
  • Encourage innovation
  • Encourage co-locations with other sports and community services

Eligible Organisations will:

  • Be located and working in England or be for the benefit of beneficiaries that reside in England

  • Be seeking investment for internal or external building / modernisation works or cycling equipment

  • Involve the local community in the development and delivery of their project.

The Places to Ride programme is distributing public money, therefore organisations must also meet eligibility requirements.

Before completing your application please read the full Eligibility and Pledge Criteria. Read here.

Do you want to access this +Extra funding?

To apply for this fund, sign up and start setting up your project today

How crowdfunding works

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Add your idea to Crowdfunder

Create your unique page. Tell your story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.

Get the word out

Get the word out

Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.

Get funded

Get funded

People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.

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