The Bikeability Trust manages the distribution of Bikeability funding for the government. Our grant programme administers funding across England, excluding Greater London. We distribute funding to

  • local highway authorities (LHAs)
  • School Games organisation host schools (SGOs)

In Greater London, Transport for London distribute funding for the government. Find out more on the TfL website.

For details on funding for cycle training in Wales please go to Cycle Training Wales. For details on funding for cycle training in Scotland please go to Cycling Scotland.

School Group Bikeability Trust

The last bidding round took place in 2016. This set the yearly allocation for grant recipients until March 2020. From 2020, funding has rolled forward on an annual basis. We are delighted that these allocations have increased in 2020, 2021 and 2022. As a result, grant recipients have been able to request extra funding to meet demand. 

The Department for Transport has allocated £20 million for the 2022/23 financial year. We have now distributed this to grant recipients across England.

Grant recipients can run Bikeability training, or they can appoint a training provider. A training provider will manage cycle instructors on the behalf of a grant recipient. Everyone must register with the Bikeability Trust to deliver Bikeability cycle training.

Helmet Bikeability Trust

Did you know? 3,686,251 children have received Bikeability cycle training since 2006!

Funding and Delivery Statistics

LHA Delivery Statistics 2006-2021

Funding, bursary allocation and delivery statistics for Local Highway Authorities (LHAs).

SGOHS Delivery Statistics 2006-2021

Funding, bursary allocation and delivery statistics for School Games Organiser Host Schools (SGOHSs).

About Bikeability Delivery Statistics

Bikeability delivery statistics note and summary.

Does Bikeability work?

Bikeability and the propensity to cycle

This study by SQW and Bryson Purdon Social Research (BSPR) aims to establish whether participation in Bikeability increases primary school pupils’ propensity to cycle.

Bikeability and perception and response to hazards

This study by NFER aims to research the impact of Bikeability training on children’s ability to perceive and appropriately respond to hazards when cycling on the road

Bikeability: an economic appraisal

This study by Steer Davies Gleave aims to complete an economic appraisal of Bikeability.

What about other funding?

The Bikeability trust is a charity and any other income is invested into our Innovation Fund. Our board of trustees governs this fund.

Funds are generated by:

  • Budget surplus from the DfT administration grant 
  • Sales of awards materials, including certificates and badges
  • Sponsorship and fundraising income 
  • Donations
Family of three posing with cycles

In 2021, we also received funding from the Department for Transport to set up the Widening Participation Fund. The Innovation Fund and Widening Participation Fund are an incredible opportunity to make a difference to more children. We want every child to enjoy cycling, but we know that some children need more help. Our funds exist to:

  • Develop new forms of cycle training which help minority groups
  • Pilot initiatives which remove barriers to participation
  • Fund projects to develop the Trust
  • Develop targeted marketing and communications
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