British Cycling

Improving your Places to Ride


There’s up to £15,000 for your community cycling project!

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

Teaming up with Crowdfunder UK, British Cycling wants 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 are keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference. 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

Active British Cycling - Places To Ride
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.

Successful applicants will be asked to agree to the the British cycling Places to Ride Terms and Conditions of Funding. Read here.

Success stories

How a cycling community came together

Herne Hill Velodrome successfully raised £89,184 with the help of 802 supporters and were able to finish the final phase of the 'Save the Herne Hill Velodrome' campaign. Watch their crowdfunding video to see how they did it.

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Find out about crowdfunding

How +Extra funding works

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Start a project

Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Get the word out

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

We're with you every step of the way

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Crowdfunding for sports: Online course

Take part in our crowdfunding course designed specifically for sports ideas and ventures starting out looking to raise funds.

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Join us for an interactive session

Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

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Download our quick crowdfunding guide

If applying to match funding from Sport England, this free PDF guide can give you all the information and inspiration you need to get started.

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