Access to Cycles



Here in Waltham Forest, we’re passionate about sustainable, active travel and want to encourage as many people as possible to choose this when travelling in the borough.

Below, you’ll find lots of resources to help you get started.

Cycle Hire Scheme Click to get info

Cycling is a great alternative to the car and can be used for any journey from the school run to shopping trips.

The Council have a range of standard bikes and cargo bikes which are available for residents to loan for up to three weeks, free of charge, which will allow you to see how cycling could fit into your day-to-day life.

For more information or to borrow a cycle please visit

The Council is working in partnership with Peddle My Wheels to offer the Try Before You Bike scheme.

This allows residents to trial a new or nearly new bike for a monthly fee and if the bike is not for you, you can return it.

All bikes come with lights, lock and helmet and you can add any other accessories you may need. Bikes have maintenance and theft cover available for peace of mind and there is no deposit, interest or cancellation fees.

Sign up with Peddle My Wheels who run the programme on behalf of Waltham Forest Council

Try Before You Bike

Secondhand Bikes Click to get info

If you have a bike that you no longer want, please do let us know and if suitable it would be great if we could add this to our fleet of loan cycles, please email