Try Before You Bike

View of Cycleway 1 from the handlebars

You don’t need to own a cycle to start riding in London – find out why thousands of Londoners have got moving with Peddle My Wheels‘ Try Before You Bike scheme!

Try Before You Bike scheme

Peddle My Wheels work with councils across London to make cycling accessible and affordable for everyone.

You get everything you need to start cycling with its Try Before You Bike scheme – from kids’ cycles, hybrids and folding cycles, to electric, cargo and adapted cycles, Peddle My Wheels will help you find the perfect cycle for you.

From £20 per month, you get your chosen cycle, lights, a lock and a helmet delivered to your door by a qualified cycle instructor who will get you started with a free cycle skills session. Maintenance is also free during the trial so nothing will put the brakes on your plans!

If you love your cycle and want to keep it, you can buy outright at a reduced price, set up a payment plan or use the Cycle to Work scheme. Should you want to stop renting your cycle, it’s free and easy to arrange its return.

Check if Try Before You Bike is available in your area and get started today!

Cycling is for everyone

People from all backgrounds and with all budgets can give cycling a go with the Try Before You Bike scheme. Here’s what just a few people who have used the scheme had to say! 💬

Family cycling on a cargo bike

‘We trialled the Babboe Mountain cargo bike for three months from Peddle My Wheels and have been thanking our lucky stars that we found them! It’s a massive expense to buy outright and we use it for our 14-mile round trip commute to school. We needed to be sure that we’d use it in all weathers and that the bike would cope with all the hills and the distance. I’m happy to say we all love it and thanks to the trial, we’re absolutely sure we want to keep it (it’s also given us a bit of time to save up)! Peddle My Wheels have been super helpful, coming over to change a flat tyre and fix a frozen lock in no time – I couldn’t recommend them more! They’re so friendly and it’s such a brilliant scheme’ – Louise.

Giorgio and Ann with their e-bikes

‘The Try Before You Bike scheme was a fantastic experience for us. We were able to get around all of central London (and more!) during lockdown, without having to travel on public transport. We discovered fabulous routes along the Thames as far as Barnes, and all the wonderful London parks – with Battersea Park becoming a favourite. My wife was very sceptical as she is not familiar with cycling, but with the easy-to-use e-bikes rented to us, she discovered a new passion (which, at 69 years of age, is not bad!)’.

– Giorgio
Cairo smiling on his cycle

‘After an unsuccessful summer trying to learn on our own bike, Cairo is off to a flying start on his Cuda bike. The lightweight bike is great for his balance and confidence – I’m very grateful that one of the parents at school told us about this great value scheme!’ – Nkwa.

Georgia in a park with her cycle

‘My bicycle was delivered to my front door within a week. Two years later, I’m still enjoying riding it!’ – Georgia.

Ohnecia with her cycle

‘I was so pleased to hear about the Try Before You Bike option as I haven’t cycled since I was fifteen. I’m excited to get out there, get fit and maybe start cycling to work in West Croydon. It’s already helped and boosted my confidence from 0 to 100 real quick. I’m enjoying cycling with confidence again’ – Ohnecia.

Build cycle confidence

Whether you’re new to cycling or just need a refresher, take up a free one-to-one training session with Peddle My Wheels. Plus, take advantage of our free online Cycle Skills course to build confidence on the roads!