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£10 cycle loans

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Are you thinking about taking up cycling? Whether it's for fun, fitness or you just want an easy way to get around, there's lots of help available to get you (back) in the saddle.

And if you live, work or study in Enfield, finding out if cycling suits you has never been easier.

For only £10 you can borrow a quality bike for a month. We include a bike lock, high visibility vest and a helmet or child seat if you’d like one, so you're ready to ride.

Bike styles available include ‘commuter’ and ‘leisure’ style bikes, folding bikes and electric bikes.

We strongly advise that you book on to free cycle lessons with your new bike. So whether you're a complete beginner or just want some tips to get you back on the road, you'll find help and support.

How does the cycle loan scheme work?

Complete the online application form. You will then be contacted by someone from the London Cycling Campaign who will discuss with you exactly what you need.

You will be given a date and location where you can collect your bike. Take along some ID, your £10, your diary to book in a cycle skills lesson, and cycle away.

At the end of the month, bring the bike back. If you would like to continue cycling we will give you a list of local bike shops that you can visit to purchase a bicycle, or you may have the opportunity to buy the bike that you have borrowed at a reduced cost.

Do I get to keep the bike for the four weeks?

Yes. The bike is yours to use as you wish. You will need to store it at home when you are not using it.

What is provided with the bike?

All bikes come with a lock, and we can also provide a helmet if you want one, and a high visibility vest. There are also optional items like lights and child seats at no extra cost.

We strongly advise that you book onto free cycle lessons with your new bike. An instructor will be available from 3pm to 7pm on the day of collections to offer assistance with booking lessons. So whether you're a complete beginner or just wanted some tips to get you back on the road, you'll find help and support.

What types of bike are available?

We have a range of men's and women's bikes in various sizes. The bikes are suitable for riding on roads and firm tracks, for commuting and leisure. There are also some folding bikes which can be taken on many trains, buses and the tube and can be easier to store and we also have electric bikes.

What forms of ID do I need to show?

  • Photographic ID - passport, driver's license
  • Work place or student ID
  • Proof of address - for example a council tax or utilities bill

How do I pay for the loan scheme?

You can bring the £10 with you when you come to collect your bike.

What can I do with my bike and where can I take it?

There is no limit on use. We want you to use it as much as possible and wherever possible to experience how cycling can fit into your lifestyle.

Can I extend the loan beyond four weeks?

The loan is for four weeks only and it is likely that other participants will be waiting to use your bike.

Do I have to pay a deposit?


What happens if the bike is stolen or damaged?

  • If your bike is stolen, you need to contact the police immediately to obtain a crime reference number. You should then contact us as soon as possible with the details. Depending on the circumstances, we will let you know whether we can lend you another bike. 
  • If your bike is damaged you should contact us immediately to discuss the damage and whether the bike can or should still be used.

Are there any cycle lessons included?

We strongly advise that you book in a free two hour cycle lesson with cycle instructors at Cycle Confident. Enfield is making some one-to-one sessions available on the Friday and Saturday after your Thursday bike pick-up, so make sure that when you pick up your bike, you have space in your diary to book one in right at the start of your bike loan period. If you can’t make these days, visit the cycle training pages  for more information about other slots available.


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