Free Cycle Loan Scheme

What is the scheme?
As part of the Go Cycle project, RBK have launched the Go Cycle loan scheme. As long as you are over 18 and either live, work, or study in Kingston you can be loaned a bicycle for one month - All free of charge. A choice of hybrid, mountain and folding bicycles are availble for both men and women.

You will also be loaned a helmet, lock and lights to get you up and cycling. What’s more, in conjunction with the scheme, we can offer discounted cycle training, on a one to one basis, to get you on your way. 

If you are a complete beginner or haven’t cycled for a while, and want to see if it is for you without the barrier of buying a new bicycle, then sign up for the scheme:

  1. Register for the scheme here, choosing the type of bike you would like
  2. You will be given a date and location where you can collect your bike.
  3. Take along some ID, proof of address and  £50 refunded deposit, and cycle away.
  4. At the end of the month, bring the bike back and if you want, buy it at a reduced price. You can buy it in 3 payments over 6 months.


Where: 
Bikes can be collected from Guildhall, Kingston, KT1 1EU

When: 
Requests will be read Monday to Friday, and typically a bicycle can be made ready a few days in adavance

How much: 
Free, but a £50 refundable deposit is neeed. 

How to sign up?
To sign up, simply complete the online form here. The team will contact you, as soon as possible, to arrange a date/time/location to pick up the bicycle. This is usually from Guildhall II, KT1 1EU, mon-fri 9am-5pm. 

Find out more
It is recommended to download and read the full loan guide, which explains the scheme in detail. This can be found on the right, under related documents. For further information please contact: Sustainable.Transport@kingston.gov.uk

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Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

Get involved?

Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on info@cyclekingston.net with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.

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