The flexible bike scheme that will get you cycling
Try Before You Bike is a scheme that allows anyone who lives, works or studies in Croydon to try out a new or nearly new bike for a monthly fee which you can claim back if you want to buy the bike.
The monthly fees to hire a bike start from:
- £10 per month for kid’s bikes
- £30 per month for a standard hybrid bike or folding bike
- £75 per month for an electric bike
- £75 per month for an adaptive bike
- £200 per month for an electric cargo bike
The cost includes insurance against theft and damage, essential accessories like lights, a lock, a helmet, and free delivery to your door by a cycling expert who will help get you started.
If you love your bike and want to keep it, the hire fees are deducted from the purchase price. You can pay the balance through an interest-free payment plan or by using the Cycle to Work scheme.
All the bikes are good quality from makes like Raleigh and Ridgeback. The online ordering system makes it simple to select the right size bike for you.
If you are a beginner and need more training, you can get free cycle skills sessions through our cycle training programme. You will get details of the scheme when you order your bike. The scheme is subject to council funding.
Thousands of Londoners have started cycling using this scheme and it is a great way to get into cycling if you are not ready to buy a new bike yet.
Peddle My Wheels run the scheme on our behalf.