Criteria

What are the accreditation criteria?

Your business will be assessed on your provision of cycle facilities (such as secure parking, tools and a pump) and information (such as nearby routes and cycle shops). Many of the measures on the audit list are free, or low-cost, to set up you may already be Cycle Friendly and need to just apply to be recognised.

Essential criteria

  • Secure bike storage
  • Able to provide details for the nearest cycle shop, cycle hire, or specialist
  • Knowledge of local cycle routes
  • Display on your website how to reach your business by bike and/or public transport
  • Free water bottle refills
  • First Aid kit available for visitors own use and details for local hospital, GP surgery, or emergency number*

*Essential for Accommodation businesses only  

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Secure bike parking

Desired criteria

  • A bicycle pump, puncture repair kit and tools available to borrow
  • Early morning/late evening food options available or self-catering available 
  • A room or an area for drying clothes, rucksacks, panniers and footwear
  • Takeaway lunch option
  • Secure bike locks for customer use
  • Clothes washing facilities or information for nearby launderette
  • Knowledge of, local visitor attractions and/or other Cycle Friendly businesses around your area
  • Bike wash
  • Electric charging facilities available for use
  • Discounts or other incentives for anyone arriving by bike, public transport or cycling during their stay
  • Accommodating group visits from cyclists, such as cycling clubs*
  • First Aid kit available for visitors own use and details for local hospital, GP surgery, or emergency number*

*Desirable for Pubs, cafes, restaurants, or cycle shops only

How do I apply?

  1. Complete your self assessment using our online form
  2. A member of our team will review your application and if necessary follow-up with you if we have any questions.
  3. Once approved your accreditation lasts for two years, during which you can enjoy many benefits and promotional opportunities. Simply renew after two years to continue receiving benefits.
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Complete our online assessment to be come Cycle Friendly Accredited

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