Cycling is great for your health and it’s good fun too. Whether it’s taking the kids to school, getting to work or just riding for leisure, there’s no better time to give it a go.
Now Swindon Travel Choices are giving people a chance to try cycling, for 6 weeks, for free. If you are over 16 and work, live or study in Swindon then you can get involved!*
Choose between a hybrid bike, electric bike or folding bike. All bikes come with accessories – lock, lights, hi-viz vest, helmet and pannier bags. You can also try a child seat or child trailer to help transport little ones.
And there’s free cycle training, maintenance courses and route planning on offer tool.
Interested? Click for an application form or to download the PDF leaflet to returm
Once you’ve Applied
The Cycling Officer will contact you to arrange a collection date. You’ll need to come to the Swindon Direct Reception on Beckhampton Street to collect the bike, bringing along a proof of ID and your deposit. You will meet the Cycling Officer and complete the loan agreement, then you will be given an introduction pack and a chance to test ride the bike. The appointment will take around 20 minutes. After this you have the bike for 6 weeks to enjoy, please use it as much as you’d like! We just need you to update us weekly on your mileage, which is recorded on your cycle computer.
After the 6 weeks
Bring your bike back after 6 weeks and your deposit will be refunded (providing there has been no loss or significant damage to the bike). Swindon Travel Choices are keen to help you continue cycling so they can offer you chance to buy your loan bike at a discounted price. Or they can advise you on how to get your own bike for the best price.
*Scheme is open to new participants only. If you were involved in last year’s loan scheme you are not eligible to take part in this scheme.