Hiring or purchasing a cycle

Thinking about trying cycling? Let us help you find the perfect cycle for you.

Free cycle hire for key workers 

We have free cycles available for our key workers who are looking to cycle to and from work during the lockdown. If you want to travel safely and sustainably at this time, then we're here to help.

Email the team  to request a bike or find out more. If you're not a key worker but are looking to hire a cycle during this time, take a look at our Cycle Hire page. 

Local bike shops

Our local bike shops are continuing to support residents during this time. If you're looking to buy a bike you can find a list of local bike stores here.

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 / £100 for cargo and adaptive bikes.
  • 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 Waltham Forest Council - Try Before You Bike

Brompton Bike Hire

Waltham Forest Council installed three Brompton Hire Docks at Walthamstow Central, Leyton and Leytonstone Stations, giving out residents access to Brompton's foldable bike hire from £3.50 per day. Please see Brompton's website here for more information, or the docks themselves: https://www.bromptonbikehire.com/