If you are looking to get a bike we have:

Try Before You Bike

Try Before You Bike is a flexible bike scheme that will get you cycling.

Thousands of Londoners have started cycling using this flexible, supportive scheme. It is a great way to get into cycling if you are not ready to go out and buy a new bike yet.

The scheme is Council-subsidised for anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough. You can try out a new or nearly new bike for a monthly fee. The fees are then refunded if you choose to buy the bike.

You can then buy the bike and accessories on:

  • an interest-free payment plan or
  • through the cycle to work scheme

Our partners Peddle My Wheels run the scheme on our behalf. 

Sign up for Try Before You Bike on the Peddle My Wheels website. 

Cost

The monthly fee to hire a bike is:

  • £30 per month for a standard pedal or folding bike
  • £75 for an electric bike

This fee 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

Choosing a bike

All bikes are carefully selected so you don’t need to worry about whether you are choosing the right one.

The sizes are clearly listed on the website to make it easy for you to order.

All the bikes are good quality, mid-priced range from makes like:

  • Raleigh
  • Forme and
  • Ridgeback

Cycle training

If you're a beginner, you can join a free cycle skills sessions.

Cycle maintenance courses

We're not currently running cycle maintenance courses in Sutton. There are courses available in Kingston which are open to Sutton residents.

If you are looking for advice on how to do your own maintenance visit bikeride.com.

Local Cycle Shops

Sutton has several high quality independent bike shops around the borough. In particular, Pearson Cycles on Sutton High Street is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest established bike shop in the world.

Cycle Power

77 Central Road
Worcester Park
KT4 8EB

020 8330 3421

Halfords

Free safety check and 10% discount on servicing and accessories for Bikeability participants

1 Crown Road
Sutton
SM1 1SE

020 8643 8374

Balfes Bikes

Free safety check

126 High Street
Sutton
SM1 1LU

020 8076 7400

The Village Bike Shop

Free safety check and 10% discount on servicing and accessories for Bikeability participants 

20 Green Wrythe Lane
Carshalton
SM5 2DW

020 3417 7260

Wallington Cycles

Free safety check

3 Stafford Road
Wallington
SM6 9AQ

020 8288 9909

Xways Cycles

Mobile bicycle workshop

07775 674562