The national Cycling Facilities Fund was established to build on the growing interest in cycling, by developing a network of accessible facilities to encourage people of all ages to ride bikes and enjoy the sport of cycling. It will also deliver a tangible benefit as part of the wider policy objectives driving the forthcoming 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, which will take place in Glasgow and Scotland.
In August 2023, Glasgow and Scotland will host the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. This historic and innovative event will bring together 13 existing World Championship cycling disciplines into one mega event for the first time.
The Championships is more than just an event, and will celebrate the unique power of the bike and all it can bring to our everyday lives, whether it’s physical and mental health benefits, easing congestion on the road to help the environment, or simply making it easier for people to get around. Underpinned by four key policy drivers - participation, transport, tourism and economy - the Championships will be a catalyst for behavioural change across Scotland moving forward.
Additional projects that are being supported through the Cycling Facilities Fund will be announced in the coming months.