Take A Stand® - Free Cycle Parking

Life Cycle UK can provide free cycle parking stands to voluntary organisations, community groups and small businesses in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bournemouth, Derby 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, Derby and Swindon Councils. In these areas, we accept applications from voluntary sector groups, schools, small businesses, churches, pubs, surgeries - in fact almost any type of small organisation! 

Not sure if you are in a qualifying area? Visit www.writetothem.com and enter your postcode to confirm your local council. No funding in your area? You can still purchase stands through our online shop.



How many stands?


2 maximum


4 maximum


5 maximum


2 maximum


4 maximun

Installation and information

Life Cycle will deliver your stands for free - but you will need to install them yourselves. Terms and conditions as well as guidance on installing your stands can be found here. This document also gives advice on which type of stand you should ask for.

Bishopston, Cotham & Redland Neighbourhood Partnership free installation scheme. If your premises are in the Bristol BCR Ward then you can apply for the cost of installing your cycle stands to be refunded. Please download and complete and application form here as well as the TAS® application below.

How to apply

To apply for free cycle parking simply complete the form below. We advise that you plan installation before applying for the stands. If in doubt, do get in touch.


Apply for Free Cycle Parking