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Changing Gears: young people's views on bikeability, road safety, health and the environment

Children in Scotland has been funded by Cycling Scotland to engage with children and young people about its Bikeability programme.

We will initially be working with a co-design group who will help us identify the key topics we should explore with other children and young people.

Building on existing engagement work with children and young people, we will explore their priorities relating to cycling, safety and health and wellbeing. They will help us choose what topics to focus on and decide on the activities that we do.

Co-Design Team recruitment

We are currently recruiting members of the Co-Design Team for the Cycling Scotland project.

We are looking for between five-10 young people aged 8-16. We want to work with people who like cycling and people who don’t. We also want to work with children and young people who come from cities, towns and rural areas in Scotland.

As part of the co-design team the children and members will get to help us decide how we should do our engagement work with other children and young people.

Co-Design Team members will come along to 5 x 1 hour long online sessions (June and July 2020), will learn about the Bikeability programme, think about road safety and young people’s health and wellbeing and do activities.

Watch a short film about the project and how to get involved:

How do I get involved?

If you live in Scotland, are aged 8-16 and are interested in this project you can get involved by reading the information sheet available at this link.

You will then need to complete the form to let us know a little bit about yourself and why you want to be involved. Click here to access the form.

Application forms need to be sent back to us by midday on Monday 25 May.

You can choose how to send us the answers to the questions in the form. For example, you can fill the form in and send it back to us or write your answers to us in an email, send us a film, write a poem or do a drawing.

We can also send the form to your house in the post if that is easier for you. We will include an envelope with a Freepost address for you to send it back to us.

You will also need to fill out this form:

Consent form

You can fill out this form if you would like:

Equal Opportunities form

The deadline for submitting application forms is midday on Monday 18 May.

If you have any more questions about getting involved you can contact Chris at


Changing Gears recruitment film

We've produced a short film telling you all about the project

Watch film

Information sheet

Find out everything you need to know about the project here

Click here to download

Application Form

To apply to be part of the Co-Design Team, tell us about yourselves

Click here to download

Consent Form

If you'd like to take part, you also need to complete this consent form

Click here to download

Cycling Scotland

Scotland’s national cycling organisation and our partner in this project

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