Bike Club is a scheme set up by CTC and two other organisations to assist projects that enable more children and young people to gain positive experiences through cycling.
Small grants (typically up to around £2000) are available alongside expert support from regional staff.
Applications can be made by virtually any group, including local cycling groups. However, these applications should relate to work which will expand the opportunities for young people not currently cycling, or not riding a great deal. Some of the most exciting applications so far have included working with young offenders, with deprived communities, with teenage mums and with young disabled people. Projects have covered areas like mountain biking, Bikeability training, bike maintenance, BMX riding and general leisure riding.
Bike Club hopes to entend to become truly UK-wide, but in the meantime, applications for funding are welcomed from the the areas around the following towns and cities:
Brighton & Hove
London (Barnet, Brent, Westminster, Camden)
Lancaster & Morecambe
And, soon, Newcastle and Gateshead
If you'd like to know more, you can either contact the Bike Club officer who deals with your area, or drop me an email or a phone call.
Any questions, just shout,