Welcome to Better By Bike

The West's most comprehensive cycling website!

Discover local bike shops, mechanics, free loan bikes, cycle training and maps. Plus, info on how you could help your employer or business benefit by becoming a cycle friendly work place.

Get cycling

Everything you'll need to know to get started, from types of bike, bike shops and cycle training course in your area.

Public Bike Pumps

Bristol has recently installed on street bike pumps to help cyclists keep their tyres topped up for a more enjoyable and efficient ride. Find out where these pumps are located. 

Leisure Rides

Discover a variety of great leisure routes in your local area, suitable for all types of rides. 

Euro Cycling Challenge

During the month of May, Bristol is competing against 32 European Cities to claim the prestigious prize of clocking up the highest number of recorded bike miles using the mobile app - Endomodo. Get involved!

Report a problem

Don't suffer in silence - potholes, abandoned bikes, broken glass and illegal parking can all be reported. Contact your council if there's a problem on your cycle journeys.

Loan Bikes

Try cycling before you buy! Borrow a bike and give two wheels a test drive.

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Bike Recycling at Bristol Prison...

Local charity Life Cycle UK is opening up its bike recycling workspace at Horfield Prison as part of the North Bristol Arts Trail, 10am – 6pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November, offering...