If you are looking to get a bike we have the Try Before You Bike scheme and a number of local cycle shops, plus you can hire a Brompton and secondhand bikes are available from the Community Reuse Shop.

Try Before You Bike

The flexible bike scheme that will get you cycling

  • Try Before You Bike is a council-subsidised scheme that allows anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough to try out a new or nearly new bike for a monthly fee. The fees are then refunded if you choose to buy the bike.

  • The bike and accessories can be purchased on an interest-free payment plan or through the cycle to work scheme.

  • The monthly fee to hire a bike is £30 per month for a standard pedal or folding bike and £75 for an electric bike.

  • The bikes available are carefully selected so you don’t need to worry about whether you are choosing the right bike and 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.

  • Included in that fee is 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.

  • If you are a beginner and require more training you can get free cycle skills sessions through the Council’s cycle training program, details of which will be provided when you order your bike.

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

Find out more from our partners Peddle My Wheels who run the scheme on our behalf.

Try Before You Bike

Local Cycle Shops

Sutton has several high quality independent bike shops around the borough including the Pearson Cycles in Sutton High Street which 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

Pearson Cycles

*Free safety check*

126 High Street
Sutton
SM1 1LU

020 8642 2095

The Village Bike Shop

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

20 Green Wrythe Lane
Wrythe Green
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