People who live, work or study in Royal Greenwich have the chance to try out a new or nearly new bike, before deciding if you want to buy it.

The Try Before You Bike scheme is run in partnership with Peddle My Wheels and is designed to help get more people cycling in the borough.

You pay a monthly hire fee, which you can claim back if you choose to buy the bike. The cost includes insurance against theft and damage, essential accessories like lights, lock and a helmet, and free delivery to your door by a cycling expert who will help get you started.

The fees start at:

  • £10 per month for children’s bikes
  • £30 per month for a hybrid bike or folding bike
  • £75 for an adaptive bike

The online ordering system makes it simple to select the right size bike for you and offers a range of models including Raleigh and Ridgeback.

If you decide to buy your bike, the hire fees you’ve already paid will be deducted from the price. You can pay the balance through an interest free payment plan or by using the Cycle to Work scheme, if your employer offers this.

Thousands of Londoners have started cycling using this flexible scheme. It’s a great way to get into cycling if you’re not ready to buy a new bike.

Visit Peddle My Wheels for more information including terms and conditions.