Sheffield Council is to submit a bid to the government which it hopes could lead to more cash and expertise to boost cycling across the city.
The Department for Transport has asked for expressions of interest for its cycle delivery plan which is currently being consulted on.
Officers in Sheffield are expected to submit their own expression of interest shortly.
The council is in the process of preparing further cycle infrastructure schemes.
These include a green network of biking routes, which it is expected to have identified by the summer of 2015.
The news comes after Sheffield missed out on a share of £214 million of Government cash to improve cycling across the country.
A motion before councillors at a meeting next week will also call for ‘action not words’ on cycling in the city.