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Published: Thursday, 16th May 2019

Get your bike out of the shed and join us in celebrating Bike Week from the 8 - 16 June 2019, with activities for all the family.

Bike Week is the opportunity for all people who live, work or study in Royal Greenwich to feel confident about their cycling ability. Throughout the week, expert instructors will be on hand at our events to help absolute beginners as well as those who just want to gain more confidence on London roads. The sessions, run by Cycle Confident, can be booked at a time and place that suits the rider. 

For more information or to book go to the Cycle Confident website or email contact@cycleconfident.com.

Are you a bike owner?

As part of Bike Week 2019, Royal Greenwich will be hosting Dr Bike sessions every day of the week from Monday 10 – Saturday 16 June. Professional mechanics from Cycle Confident will check your bike to make sure it’s roadworthy, and make small adjustments and repairs if necessary, such as tuning your gears, adjusting your brakes or pumping your tyres. They will also be able to advise and refer you to a local bike shop for anything more serious that can’t be fixed there and then.

Our mechanics are available on:

Monday 10 June, 4-7pm at 6 Mitre Passage SE10 0ER

Tuesday 11 June, 3.30-6.30pm at Woolwich Library (Love Lane entrance), Woolwich SE18 6HQ

Wednesday 12 June, 3.30-6.30pm at Thamesmere Leisure Centre, Thamesmead SE28 8RE

Thursday 13 June, 4.30-7.30pm at at Greenwich Park, Great Cross Ave/Blackheath Ave roundabout, SE10 8EJ

Friday 14 June, 3.30-6.30pm at Charlton Park, by the Old Cottage Coffee Shop, SE7 8UB

Come down, get your bike out of the shed and give it the TLC it needs! 

Led rides Saturday 8 - 15 June on Quietway routes:

If you want to explore more of London but don't feel confident doing so alone, why not join a led ride? With experienced cycle instructors on hand, they are a friendly and relaxed way to enjoy a new route. You can join the rides at any of the pick up points, and stay on until the end if you wish. The led rides taking place are: 

Saturday 8 June – Thamesmead to Greenwich to Waterloo (Cycleway 14)

Saturday 15 June - Eltham Park to Greenwich to Waterloo (Cycleway 10)

Want to try before you buy? 

Did you know that you can now book cycle training from Abbey Wood Park at weekends? Cycle Confident instructors can help you learn to ride, brush up your skills and learn to ride with confidence on local roads in the area. This adds to the existing cycle training locations at Hornfair Park and Avery Hill Park. Some bikes and helmets are available on request when you book a session, and you can of course use your own if you already have one.

Alternatively, why not try our electric EZ Cycles?

Electric bikes are pedal-assisted to give you a boost up hills or when starting off from junctions.

They’re a great way to return to cycling if you haven’t cycled for a while, or if you have health conditions that make riding a regular bike tricky.

The battery that powers the motor lasts for between 50 and 80 miles, depending on battery usage, and recharges at the mains like any other battery.

E-Z Cycle loan sessions take place twice per month:

  • on the fourth Saturday of each month at Avery Hill Park Cafe, Reinickendorf Ave, London SE9 2PQ
  • on the second Sunday of each month at The Valley stadium, Floyd Road SE7 8BL

Collection and training is between 1pm and 4pm, and drop-off the following month between 10am and 12.30pm.

For more information on our EZ Cycle scheme, you can read our frequently asked questions

'Explore using their bikes'

Councillor Denise Scott McDonald, Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Public Realm and Transport, Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: "We want to encourage as many residents and families to explore using their bikes to get around town and, just as importantly, to do it as safely as possible."