Adult Cycle Training – Commissioning Brief for the Community Suppliers List

2 August 2022


The Liverpool City Region Combine Authority (LCRCA) has secured some funding to deliver adult cycle training to certain community groups identified by the Liverpool City Region Active Travel Forum and from research carried out across the city region.

The LCRCA is now seeking suitable suppliers from the Merseytravrl Community Suppliers list to deliver adult cycle training to the groups identified below.  

From insight gained from the Liverpool City Region Walking and Cycling Index Report published in May 2022, they understand that there are some people and community groups that are underrepresented as cyclists on our roads.  They also understand that cycle training in skills and building confidence can be most impactful for specific key groups.  Therefore, this has led to LCRCA requiring cycle training for these key groups that is promoted and delivered in such a way that is tailored for their particular needs and the barriers faced to cycle utility cycle trips (commuting, appointments, visiting family and friends).

Scheme Description

The aim of this project is to provide adult cycle training to the national standard for cycle training to the following key groups as four separate workstreams:-

  • Women, to address the mis match between the number of women who cycle regularly compared to men.
  • Students, in particular those attending one of the main university/college campuses.
  • To members of our communities that may traditionally be more difficult to engage.  These groups may consist of but not exclusive to; BAME, physical or hidden disabilities, LBGTQ+ groups or communities in areas of deprivation.
  • Men, particularly over 40 who make up the majority of cyclists killed or seriously injured on the road across the Liverpool City Region.

They expect delivery to be done so in a manner that suits the audience and creates the most positive impact addressing their individual needs and barriers to cycle safely more often.  Also, they expect the training to be delivered by suitably trained individuals and adhering to the relevant health and safety requirements. Where relevant, they also expect you to work with local community groups to deliver specific training requirements for example faith groups.

Each one of these workstreams has a total maximum budget of £10,000. Suppliers can bid for more than one workstream but must submit a separate proposal form for each workstream and make it clear which workstream is being sought.

Key Tasks For Each Workstream

  • Maximise the number of training sessions with the available funding. You must make it clear in your submission how many sessions you will deliver.
  • Delivery of training by a suitably trained individual
  • Delivered to the national standard for adult cycle training
  • Delivery of training within specific health and safety and safeguarding procedures
  • Promotion of the scheme
  • Signposting to other support available locally to enhance the impact of your delivery
  • Administration of bookings within GDPR regulations
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the project in line with the guidance below
  • To be adaptable to any changes in any future Covid-19 restrictions working with LCRCA to deliver the best outputs possible.


You are required to provide a detailed work programme for each workstream you are bidding for setting out key activities, the resources required to deliver activities, the cost of each individual workstream and the target audience for each workstream including the number of sessions to be delivered.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The overall objective of the project is to enable, encourage and support communities to cycle more often and experience the added benefits cycling can offer. You will develop and submit a monitoring and evaluation framework for the project which will be agreed with LCRCA upon appointment.

You will monitor and act upon output indicators – for example the number of sessions delivered, and the number of individuals trained – to ensure timely progress against delivery targets and milestones. You will measure appropriate outcome indicators and the impacts they have had on the individual and the community – for example modal shift towards cycling and increases in skills perception – to gauge the success and effectiveness of the project.

Across the whole project you will also collect additional qualitative evidence in order to build a more rounded picture of success, inform delivery, and identify new learning. This will include use of case studies (where appropriate), as well as anecdotal evidence such as observations, reflections from training sessions, and feedback from community groups and participants. We are particularly keen to increase our learning on the social value of walking and cycling initiatives to support access to employment.

Timescales and Costs

Key dates:

  • Deadline for completing the short proposal form attached to   Friday 12th August 12 noon
  • Confirmation of appointment of successful organisation(s): Week commencing 22nd August
  • Project commences August 2022
  • Project Concludes: December 2022