Take A Stand® - Free Cycle Parking

Life Cycle UK can provide free cycle parking stands to voluntary organisation, community groups and small businesses in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bournemouth and Swindon, thanks to the support of local authorities.

Secure, visible cycling parking is a great way to deter bicycle thieves.  It is also a great way to encourage more cycling, as people are more likely to make a journey by bike if they know there will be somewhere safe to lock it on arrival.

Who is eligible for free cycle stands?

We are currently funded by Bristol, B&NES, Bournemouth and Swindon Councils to adminster the scheme.  In these areas, we accept applications from voluntary sector groups, schools, small businesses, churches, pubs, surgeries - in fact almost any type of small organisation!



How many stands?


2 maximum


4 maximum


5 maximum


4 maximum

Installation and information

Life Cycle is unable to install your stands  - you will need to arrange to have them installed yourselves.  Terms and conditions and some guidance on installing your stands can be found here. (This document also gives advice on which type of stand you should ask for).

Applying for cycle parking

To apply for cycle parking please complete the form below - however we advise that you plan your installation before applying for the stands. Please note, we require you to accept the terms and conditions, which can be found here. If in doubt, please get in touch.

Not sure if you are in a qualifying area?

Visit http://www.writetothem.com/ and enter your postcode and it will return the names of your councillors and the council area in which you reside. No funding in your area? You can still purchase stands through our online shop.

Free Cycle Parking - Booking Form