A partnership working approach can bring many benefits to cycle training scheme providers and help ensure best value for use of your resources.
- Integration with other policies, plans and projects
- Shared costs of projects
- Maximised funding potential
- Improved understanding of partners’ powers, responsibilities and limitations
- Benefits to other authorities
It is important to have pro-active links with a full range of professional and NGO bodies, local CTC groups or cycle clubs to ensure partnership working adds real value to your scheme.
There are more than 200 local CTC groups based in the UK. If you are not already working with them you can find their details by visiting www.ctc.org.uk or calling 0870 873 0060.
Depending on your organisation and location you may also wish to consider the following:
- Local authorities
- School travel plans
- Promoting cycle training at local council meetings
- Neighbourhood travel teams
- Linking with companies with travel plans
- Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) as part of the active lifestyles programme/GPs cycling for health
- Local cycle campaign groups
- Universities and colleges (especially for new students in September)
- Local Sustrans representative