The ScotRail Alliance has launched a £400,000 Cycle Fund, as part of its ongoing commitment to improving access and facilities for cyclists at Scotland’s railway stations.

Over the next four years, £100,000 a year will be made available to local councils and community organisations.

This funding will be used to deliver projects which contribute to the ScotRail Alliance’s vision of providing a ‘doorstep to destination’ journey for customers, whilst reducing congestion and pollution.

The fund will provide up to 50 per cent of project costs and can be used to support projects such as improving directions and signs for cyclists to and from stations; upgrading connections between stations and local services; improving marketing and promotion of cycling to stations and introducing new facilities for customers accessing stations by bike.

ScotRail Alliance Cycling Manager Kathryn Mackay said: “We’ve delivered an unprecedented investment in cycling in recent years, with the provision of Bike and Go at 12 stations, and over 1,200 extra cycle spaces.

“The £400,000 Cycling Fund will allow us to continue this investment by delivering our vision of a seamless ‘doorstep to destination’ journey for customers. We are encouraging councils and local community groups to take advantage of this great opportunity."