Cycling during the Covid crisis

In the current Covid crisis, many people are turning to cycling to help them get to work and keep active. Here are some services that we provide:

Cycle Training

Our Adult and Family Cycle Skills sessions are now available. Please click here for details.

Unfortunately we are not be able to do any Child Bikeability Level 1, 2, or 3 Holiday courses or Bike Maintenance courses this summer, but if you sign up to the waiting list we will let you know as soon as we are able to. 

Cycle Training Waiting List

If you need a bike

If you are looking to buy a bike or looking for somewhere to get your bike fixed, please see this page for a list of local bike shops -  Buy, Hire or Loan a Bike

If you would like to try cycling before you buy a bike, we have the Try Before You Bike scheme and the Free bike and cargo trike loan scheme

Try Before You Bike - the flexible bike scheme that will get you cycling

  • Trial a new or nearly new bike for a monthly fee from £10 for kids / £20 for adults / £20 for folding / £50 for electric.

  • Bike delivered directly to your door with a free cycle skills session to increase your confidence.

  • If you like the bike, buy at a discounted price or pay monthly.

  • Range of bikes to try with a helpful guide to selecting the right one for you.

  • All bikes come with lights, lock and helmet and you can add any other accessories you might need.

  • Maintenance and theft cover available for peace of mind.

  • Free delivery and collection. No deposit, interest or cancellation fees.

Sign up with Peddle My Wheels who run the programme on behalf of Kingston Council

Try Before You Bike

Donate a bike

If you have a bike that you no longer need and would like to donate it then Full Cycle, an independent community bike project based in Berrylands, are accepting bikes that they can refurbish.

Other organisations

Here are some other organisations providing services during the Covid crisis:

Brompton bike hire

There is a Brompton dock at Sutton Station and Brompton are lending its fleet of bikes free to NHS workers. Use the code Wheels4NHS with your NHS email address.

Sustrans - Cycles for Key workers

Sustrans have created an interactive map to help key workers find bike shops that are still open and lots of other offers

London Cycling Campaign - Free Membership

LCC is offering free membership for NHS staff in London until the end of June.

This includes free liability insurance, legal advice and cycling discounts. ​

British Cycling - Free membership for all NHS staff for 3 months

Free commute membership that includes £15m third party liability insurance, legal support and a range of retail discounts.

Tour De Thanks

Twitter account connecting people that need a bike with people that want to lend or donate a bicycle to NHS & essential workers during the COVID 19 crisis.