Borrow a bike

Free six month bike loans

Herefordshire Council are currently offering free six month bike loans to all women living in Hereford City no matter what your age or ability. Funded by the Department for Transport the aim of this scheme is to try and encourage more women to cycle to work, to school and for fun. The loan period should allow you enough time to try out cycling with a view to potentially buying a bike of your own.

We have a variety of different bikes you can borrow. If you have children we may also be able to supply you with a child seat or bike trailer.

We have a limited stock of bikes and trailers but will always try our best to get the right bike for you.

Bikes available

Types of bikes available to borrow


  • Everyone who borrows a bike must sign up to Bike Champions where you will hear about all the latest cycling news, offers, and to hear of any further events, free cycling schemes and initiatives the council will be running
  • You must also attend two of our fabulous led rides which are suitable for all ages. Find details about our upcoming rides on our led ride page.

Ready for your free Bike loan?

Please fill in your contact details in the form below and one of our Community Bicycle Ambassadors will be in touch to organise the date and time for you to receive your bike.

Apply to borrow a bike

If you have any queries please call 01432 260068.

Free cycle lessons

If you are a beginner or want to get more confident on the road we also provide free cycle lessons with our friendly and professional cycle trainers. These sessions are designed to teach you key cycle skills and boost your confidence. The cycle trainers can also show you all the safe, quiet, traffic free routes to ride from your home to work or school - if this is for you please sign up on our free cycle lesson page.

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