For many cycling is simply a form of active recreation to explore Scotland
and its beautiful landscapes. This might be through accessing the wonderful
National Cycle Network, or riding off-road along natural trails or at a
dedicated Mountain Bike trail centre. Scotland has been recognised for its
World Class facilities with an extensive path and trail network benefiting from
some of the most progressive access legislation in the world.
Leader is the general term for an individual scheme has been designed by Cycling
who delivers a range of experiential Scotland in consultation with Scottish
activities and programmes often in an Cycling, CTC, Sustrans and the MBLA.
off-road environment at a mountain The programmes are delivered by qualified
bike centre or on trails. This could be as leaders to suit the needs of their group and
an adventurous activity, to access the to reflect the local setting.
outdoors, for field studies or to make a
journey along one of our traditional routes
or rights of way. Cycling Scotland can
Bike Club is a project bringing support
provide Cycle Ride Leader training and
and funding to schools, youth clubs
the MBLA (part of Scottish Cycling) can
and groups of young people seeking
provide mountain bike leadership courses.
to encourage learning through cycling
activities. Bike Club grants and expert
Go Mountain Bike: assistance can enable groups to set up
This is a 5 level mountain bike proficiency activities such as cycle maintenance,
scheme, with 4 themes – Riding Skills, cycle training, off-road skills development
Sharing the Outdoors, First Aid, Being or cycling-related arts projects. These
Independent and Self-Supporting. This cycling activities can be accredited through
Youth Achievement Awards.
Contact CYCLING AND SCHOOLS GROUP
Bike Club www.bikeclub.org.uk Scottish Government www.scotland.gov.uk
Cycling Scotland www.cyclingscotland.org Sustrans www.sustrans.org.uk
CTC Scotland www.ctcscotland.org.uk Sportscotland www.sportscotland.org.uk
Scottish Cycling www.scottishcycling.org.uk Road Safety Scotland www.roadsafetyscotland.org.uk
This information sheet has been developed by the Cycling and Schools Group which consists of the following
organisations: Cycling Scotland, CTC, Eco Schools, Learning Teaching Scotland, Scottish Cycling, Scottish
Government, sportscotland, Sustrans and Road Safety Scotland.