Support for businesses

We offer grants of up to £5,000, free expert advice and support to help employers encourage staff to cycle to work.

Enabling more people to travel by bike will be important for businesses in meeting the transport challenge created by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

We want to support your organisation to become more cycling friendly. A place where travelling by bike is an easy and convenient option.

Since we began supporting businesses through our Bike Friendly Business scheme more than 300 organisations across West Yorkshire have taken advantage of our expertise.

Participating organisations see an average increase of 20% in the number of people travelling by bike.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic we have now simplified our scheme making it quicker and easier to access advice and grant funding of up to £5,000 to enable more of your staff and visitors to travel by bike.

Ready to become a CityConnect accredited Bike Friendly Business?

We are still offering organisations the opportunity to become an accredited Bike Friendly Business. There are three levels of accreditation: bronze, silver and gold.

So far, we have more than 100 accredited organisations in West Yorkshire. From great facilities to cycle training, they all go the extra mile to welcome people on bikes.

You can apply to be assessed at any time, but to give you an idea of what makes a bike friendly business, we recommend you read through some of our advice and useful resources.

To begin your  assessment please contact us via cityconnect@westyorks-ca.gov.uk and we will send you a link to the form which you can complete online.

It’s a quick and easy process and should take no longer than 20 minutes.