British Cycling helps transform community cycling facilities

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British Cycling has confirmed that more than £2m, out of the total of £15m available through the Places to Ride fund, will be dedicated to small grant requests in order to transform facilities in communities across England.

The Places to Ride Fund is designed to provide a lasting legacy from the UCI Road World Championships, which takes place this September in Yorkshire. Larger scale, new build projects will also be funded as part of the Places to Ride programme and applications for both small and large-scale grants are being accepted until January 2021.

The programme has been made possible through a commitment from the UK Government, and will be delivered over the next three years through a unique partnership between British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said:

“This funding will deliver a lasting legacy from the UCI Road World Championships - whether that is supporting future Tour de France contenders, or simply encouraging more people to get on their bike.  

“By investing in community facilities up and down the country, we will use the power of cycling to help more people enjoy its benefits and get active.”

For more information on the Places to Ride fund and advice on how to apply, click here.