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

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. Cycle City Ambition: baseline and interim report
  2. Cycle City Ambition: typical costs of cycling interventions
  3. Assessing cycling and walking investment options
  4. Predicting the demand for cycling
  5. The value of cycling: rapid evidence review of the economic benefits of cycling
  6. Cycle City Ambition grant monitoring plan
  7. Cycling and walking: the economic case for action
  8. Sustainable travel projects: revenue and capital investment
  9. The economic benefits of walking and cycling
  10. Economic case for the cycle ambition grants
  11. CycleNetXChange
  12. Qualitative research for the Cycling City and Towns programme

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 consultations


Published 20 March 2015
Last updated 22 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. 'Government’s response to the Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy safety review' published.
  2. Cycle City Ambition baseline and interim evaluation published.
  3. Announcing Cycle Ambition Cities with successful bids.
  4. Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) safety review published.
  5. Cycling and walking investment strategy.
  6. Cycling research and case studies published.
  7. Published 'Cycling city ambition grant: monitoring plan'
  8. 'Setting the first walking and cycling investment strategy' document published.
  9. Promoting Cycle to Work Day.
  10. First published.