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:

Dr Bike - Safety checks and help getting your bike working again

If you have a bike that you would like to use but it needs a safety check or some adjustments, then our mechanics will help to get your bike working again. Please bear in mind that we can only provide basic parts such as brake pads and cables.

We will be running drop in Dr Bike sessions and the details of upcoming ones will be provided here.

Wednesday June 24th 10:00 - 17:00 - Kingston Hospital - Outside the Physiotherapy Department

If you are interested in holding a Dr Bike session for your workplace, please contact the Cycling Team

If you are unable to get your bike to one of our drop in sessions then we can come to you and check your bike at home or where you work. Please fill in our mobile Dr Bike form below and we will be in contact.

Mobile Dr Bike Form

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.

Cycle Training

We are not currently able to offer our child Bikeability training, Adult Cycle Skills training or our cycle maintenance courses but if you are interested, please fill in this form and we will contact you as soon as we are able to offer them again.

Cycle Training Waiting List

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.