Cycling is an amazing way of getting around.
Getting from A to B using a bike can often be quicker than any other method, including car or bus, and it’s good for you and the environment.
Here’s our top tips on how to get going :
- Try before you buy 🚲
Try a brand new or nearly new bike for a small monthly fee, with lights, lock and helmet included.
You can then choose to buy it, at a reduced cost, via payment plan or Cycle to Work scheme. Get a head start with a free cycle training session from a qualified bike instructor.
- Borrow a cargo trike from Ealing Council
Cargo bikes are an amazing way of getting stuff (animate or inanimate) around. Ealing Council’s cargo bike scheme lets you hire a cargo trike for FREE!
More details here:
- Organised rides for women only 🚲🚲🚲
Joy Riders Women only organised rides led by experienced ride leaders. Build confidence on gentle, mainly motor traffic free rides.
West London Breeze, Breeze group for West London women. Weekend and weekday rides, starting from/finishing in Ealing, Brentford, and surrounding areas
- Bike-hanger bike storage rental 🔐
Shelters around the borough provide secure, robust, weather-protected cycle storage near homes.
Suggest a new location here:
There’s a big waiting list so be sure to let Ealing council know you want secure bike storage!
- Brompton Hire 🚲🗄
Hire a Brompton folding bike monthly or annually. They are stored in three lockers in the Borough of Ealing, return your bike to any locker.
PLUS: Support Wheels for Heroes, who provide NHS workers with Brompton bikes 👏
- Lime Dockless e-bike hire 🍋🔋
Lime’s hireable bikes are available in Ealing Borough.
Please leave at a considerate place and avoid blocking pavements, drop curbs or parking spaces.
- FREE! Cycling lessons 😎
Build skills and gain confidence at cycling, with free tailored courses and fully qualified instructors, to suit your individual abilities and goals.
- Online Cycling training with TfL (just theory, obviously!) 🧑🏽💻
This course provides easy to follow tips and advice to get you started in cycling
- FREE Assisted riding with Ealing Cycling Buddies 👯♀️
Ealing Cycle Buddies puts new riders in touch with experienced riders in their local area. Buddies can then meet up and ride together – to work, to the shops or just to the park for a bit of practice.
- Wheels for Wellbeing, determined to show that anyone can enjoy cycling, given the right equipment, support and environment ♿
- FREE Bike Maintenance with Dr Bike 🔧🧑🏼⚕️
The council provides a free Dr Bike service where mechanics will carry out minor repairs on the spot and give advice on how to look after your bike, to keep you riding all year round.
- Repair stations 🔧
Free public pump and repair stations around Ealing. Follow the link to explore the map
Our travel time maps show how just how far you can get on a bike, generate your own at https://app.traveltime.com/