Try Before You Bike

The flexible bike scheme

Covid update: Bike stocks are extremely low due to the unusually high demand and disruption to supplier channels. We will have new stocks from mid-September to December.

  • Flexible, affordable and supportive - working with your council to help more people cycle
  • Try a bike for a monthly fee from £10 for kids bikes, £20 for adult bikes, £50 for electric and £100 for cargo and adaptable bikes
  • Cycle skills training and maintenance and theft cover available for confidence and peace of mind
  • Various options to buy include interest free 12-month payment plans and the Cycle to Work scheme
  • Up to three months trial fees refunded if you buy the bike


How it works 

  1. You must live, work or study in one of the boroughs listed on the Choose a Bike section
  2. Note down your bike size using our Size Guide
  3. Choose your bike and any accessories you need (all bikes come with lights, lock and helmet) and sign up to a monthly trial period*
  4. Bike and accessories will be delivered to your door by one of our qualified cycle instructors
  5. Like your bike and accessories? Buy it at a discount price, pay over 12 months (interest free) or buy through the Cycle to Work scheme. Whichever way you choose we refund your trial fee (we refund up to three months of trial fees if you buy)
  6. Not sure yet? Book another one month trial (we refund up to three months of trial fees if you buy)
  7. Cycling not for you? Just book a free collection of the goods

*Cargo bikes and non-standard adaptive bikes are ordered after consulting with us to ensure the right bike is sourced


Still got questions?

Visit our TBYB Frequently Asked Questions