Borrow a bicycle and get active with the Cycle Loan Scheme

We’ve teamed up with Norfolk County Council to provide a number of men’s and women’s bicycles and accessories as part of their new Cycle Loan Scheme.

The scheme aims to give more people access to a bicycle and actively encourage more cycling, by offering a variety of bicycles, with 30 available in both Norwich and Great Yarmouth, as well as a lock, helmet and lights. Our Gorleston branch will have 30 bikes available to use for free for up to four weeks.

To take part, simply visit the Cycle Loan Scheme page on the Norfolk County Council website. You can register using the online form, and once accepted, you will be contacted to arrange collection of your loan bike. We will find a suitable bike for you and offer you training and maintenance advice along with a full demonstration of your allocated bike.


“I enjoyed riding this lovely new bike, but have only been able to do about 20 miles. I injured my back (not through cycling) so have been unable to ride. But this is a fantastic scheme. Hopefully it can roll out as a regular rental programme, say weekly or monthly, etc. I would definitely use again. The guys at Great Yarmouth are friendly, helpful and full of advice. I would say more people should use this scheme. It also helps you educate younger riders who cycle with you. Brilliant!”

Phil, Gt Yarmouth

“I have loved my bike sooo much that I don’t want to give it back! I wanted to lose weight and get fitter and am on my way to do this by cycling six plus miles every other day…and loving it.”

Sharron, Gt Yarmouth

“It’s been really lovely having a reliable, well-built bicycle that I’m not constantly having to get fixed. It’s meant that me and my daughter can cycle to and from school together which is a new thing for us.”

Oliver, Gt Yarmouth

“I hadn’t been on a bike for over 40 years and I have really enjoyed it. I have been out riding with my grandsons and my daughter and we have had such fun. I have popped to the shop without taking the car, also been to visit my mum for a cuppa and a chat, no car and much quicker than walking!!.”

Helen, Gt Yarmouth

For more information, visit the Cycle Loan Scheme page

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