Guidance and information on cycling policy, infrastructure, grant funding, standards and statistics.

The government is encouraging more people to cycle more safely and more often.

Cycling and walking investment strategy

Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans

Cycle to work scheme

The cycle to work scheme encourages employees to cycle to work and allows employers to benefit from a healthier workforce. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom (HMRC) has published information for employers on scheme expenses and benefits. If you are an employee who is interested in cycle to work, you should speak to your employer to find out whether they have signed up for the scheme.

Cycling grants and funding

Cycling standards and safety

  1. Cycle safety review
  2. Cycle Safety Fund: funded schemes
  3. The National Standard for cycle training and Bikeability
  4. National Standard for cycle training outcomes

Cycling infrastructure

The Cycle Proofing Working Group advises the Department for Transport, public bodies, government departments and devolved agencies on cycle proofing policy.

Case studies: developing new cycling infrastructure:

Case studies that illustrate examples of good practice when developing new cycling infrastructure.

Commissioned by the Cycle Proofing Working Group, the studies focus on the processes taken when delivering cycling provision rather than the infrastructure itself.

Examples covered include stakeholder communications, consultations, design, planning and implementation, lessons learnt and impact.

Cycling research and statistics

  1. Assessing cycling and walking investment options
  2. Predicting the demand for cycling
  3. The value of cycling: rapid evidence review of the economic benefits of cycling
  4. Cycle City Ambition grant monitoring plan
  5. Cycling and walking: the economic case for action
  6. Sustainable travel projects: revenue and capital investment
  7. The economic benefits of walking and cycling
  8. Economic case for the cycle ambition grants
  9. CycleNetXChange

Cycling laws and regulations

  1. Electrically assisted pedal cycles
  2. Pedal cycles: lighting

Get Britain Cycling inquiry

In August 2013 the government responded to the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report.

Cycling City and Towns programme

The Cycling City, Cycling Towns programme saw selected towns and cities across England receiving funding to significantly increase their cycling levels.

Cycling consultations


Published 20 March 2015
Last updated 12 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Announcing Cycle Ambition Cities with successful bids.
  2. Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) safety review published.
  3. Cycling and walking investment strategy.
  4. Cycling research and case studies published.
  5. Published 'Cycling city ambition grant: monitoring plan'
  6. 'Setting the first walking and cycling investment strategy' document published.
  7. Promoting Cycle to Work Day.
  8. First published.