Policy paper

Cycling: government’s ambition and funding

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Summarising the government’s ambition to grow cycling and new funding for cities and national parks.



On 12 August 2013, the Prime Minister set out his ambition for increased levels of cycling, in particular by helping our major cities outside London deliver a surge in cycling similar to that seen in the capital. He announced new funding for 8 cites and 4 national parks to kick-start delivery of the ambition. This document explains the government’s ambition in more detail and summarises new funding and policy commitments that will support an increase in cycling.

New investment in cycling up to 2015 infographic