Loan Bikes

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We don’t want anything to get in the way between you and cycling. Even if you don’t own a bike!

That’s why Travelwest, our sister site, run a short term loan bike scheme which gives you the chance for FREE to see if cycling is for you before taking the next step to buy a bike.

Whether it’s for fun, fitness or for an easy way to get around, there are options available for you to give cycling a try if you live in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.


About the scheme

The Travelwest Sustainable Travel team can help you in choosing the right loan bike, help you set it up and advise you on the best routes to take.

Different types of bikes are available;

  • Men’s and ladies’ hybrid
  • Folding bike
  • Electric bike

Below you will find the conditions for each area; Bristol and South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset. You can then contact the sustainable travel team to find out more and arrange your bike loan.

Travelwest Sustainable Travel team

Tel: 0117 3521105
travel.roadshow@westofengland.org


Where do you live?

This project is run by different service providers across the region. Please click on the link or your local authority to check terms & conditions in your area.

Bristol
South Gloucestershire
North Somerset
Bath & NE Somerset



Bristol

What:
Hybrid, folding and electric bikes

Loan period:
Hybrid and folding bikes – 4 week loan period
Electric bikes – 2 week loan period
These can be extended depending on availability

Run from:
Create Centre, Smeaton Rd, Bristol, BS1 6XN
Tel: 0117 352 1105

Deposit:
£100 cheque or cash deposit for standard bikes
£250 for electric-bikes.
Payment – Cash or cheque only

ID:
Proof of address and photo ID

Restrictions:
Must be over 18

Booking:

Travelwest Sustainable Travel team
Tel: 0117 3521105
travel.roadshow@westofengland.org


South Gloscestershire

What:
Hybrid, folding and electric bikes

Loan period:
Hybrid and folding bikes – 4 week loan period
Electric bikes – 2 week loan period
These can be extended depending on availability

Run from:
Create Centre, Smeaton Rd, Bristol, BS1 6XN
Tel: 0117 352 1105

Deposit:
£100 cheque or cash deposit for standard bikes
£250 for electric-bikes.
Payment – Cash or cheque only

ID:
Proof of address and photo ID

Restrictions:
Must be over 18

Booking:
Travelwest Sustainable Travel team
Tel: 0117 3521105
travel.roadshow@westofengland.org


North Somerset

What:
Hybrid, folding and electric bikes

Loan Period:
2 week period of loan unless otherwise agreed with the retailer

Run from:
The Bicycle Chain, Unit 1A, Aisecome Way, W-s-M, BS22 8NA
Tel: 01934 629370

Deposit:
£50 deposit for all bikes
Payment – Cash or card swipe only.

ID:
Photo ID

Restrictions:
Must be over 16

Booking:
Travelwest Sustainable Travel team
Tel: 0117 3521105
travel.roadshow@westofengland.org


Bath & NE Somerset

What:
Hybrid, folding and electric bikes

Loan Period:
Up to 4 week loan period unless agreed otherwise with retailer

Where:
Run from 2 bike shops

1. Take Charge Bikes, 1 Victoria Buildings, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3EH
Tel: 01225 789568

2. Bike-It Radstock, County Bridge, Radstock, BA3 3AA
Tel: 01761 431 502

ID:
Proof of address and photo ID

Deposit:
£50 deposit for standard bike, £100 for electric bikes.
Payment – Cash or card only.

Restrictions:
Must be over 16

Booking:
Travelwest Sustainable Travel team
Tel: 0117 3521105
travel.roadshow@westofengland.org


Cycle Training

Build your confidence with professional one to one training. Many people have benefited from assisted rides tailored to suit the individual.

Find out more about training here.

Travelwest Sustainable Travel team
Tel: 0117 3521105
travel.roadshow@westofengland.org


Accompanied rides

What:

1 hour accompanied ride on route chosen by individual. This includes time at the start and finish to discuss route and ask questions

Given:
Highlighted map with annotated instructions issued as part of the service

Booking:
Office will contact the individual to arrange a suitable time

Travelwest Sustainable Travel team
Tel: 0117 3521105
travel.roadshow@westofengland.org