If you’re thinking of starting to ride a bike for fitness, leisure, or for a cheaper and more reliable way to get to work, then our loan bike scheme can help.
The scheme is a great way to boost your confidence and discover if cycling is for you before purchasing a bike.
How does it work?
A few simple steps to a free bike loan.
Step 1. Fill out the online application form below
Make sure you choose the right local authority
Step 2. We'll get in touch to arrange pick-up or collection
We have several pick-up locations across the region, and if you live in Bristol, we can arrange to drop your bike off to you at a convenient location from Monday-Friday
Step 3. Pay a deposit
Prices vary depending on bike type and is returned on the day you bring back
Step 4. During busy periods, there may be a short wait
When the demand is high, we sometimes have up to 6 weeks to wait, but we’ll contact you when we have bikes back in stock
Step 5. Follow up survey
Complete a simple survey at the end of your loan period to tell us how it went
Types of bikes
Suitable for all road conditions. We offer both regular and low-step frames. Bikes are regularly serviced and come with panniers for storage, bike lock and lights.
Suitable for people with limited storage at home, work and for commuters taking onboard a train or bus. The bike easily folds down into a compact size for easy carrying. Bikes are regularly serviced and come with lock and lights.
Suitable for people who want extra assistance for travelling further distances and for getting up steep hills. Bikes are regularly serviced and come with panniers for storage, bike lock and lights.
E-bike conversion kits
The new ‘Revos’ e-bike adaption kit allows you to experience this new technology giving you extra oomph to travel further, or ride up any steep hills. Bikes are regularly serviced and come with panniers for storage, bike lock and lights. Note: The e-bike conversion kit is pre-installed on our Regular Bike.
Simply select the area below in which you live or work. Alternatively, you can call us on 0117 352 1105 to book, or request more information.
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Terms & conditions
- Available to people living, working or studying in the Bristol City, Bath & NE Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset Council local authority areas only.
- Terms and conditions vary slightly by local authority area.
- A deposit is sometimes required and repaid on the return of bike and accessories.
- Due to high demand, the correct sized bike may not always be available at the time you want it. If so, we will contact you as soon as a suitable bike is available.
- More info will be provided on receipt of your application.
Purchased bike through Cycle to Work scheme