Welcome to our bike library! This isn’t a usual bike hire – you can hire a bike long term and it’s free. So rather than keep buying different sizes of children’s bikes, you can start with a small one then bring it back later for a bigger size. Or maybe you want to try out cycling or get back to it after a long time. Maybe you’ve got guests coming to stay and want to go on a bike ride together. Or maybe you foster children of different ages. Whatever your reason, we’ve got a bike for you!
You need to contact Pete (below) and he will arrange a time to meet you and fit you out with a bike – Saturday mornings are often a good time. You will need to bring some ID and fill in a form with your details – then you can take a bike away with you.
Also, if you have any bikes you no longer need – please contact Pete and again, he’ll arrange to meet you and find them a new home.
We are one of many Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries, which were started after the Tour de France came through Yorkshire. Yorkshire Bike Libraries have an ambition to give every child in Yorkshire access to a bike.
Telephone Pete: 07397 288 043
Email Pete: [email protected]
Coming up in the Summer Holiday:
Is your child struggling to get going on a bike? This is a new way of learning to ride, focussing on balance and stability by learning without stabilisers – but also without pedals. It’s lots of fun, with different activities and challenges while children learn the skills they need. The session is run by Balanceability instructor Lee and costs £3. Balanceability is on Saturday 5th August, times to be confirmed. To book, please contact Pete on 07397 288043 or [email protected].
You can bring along your child’s bike, which Pete can remove the pedals from. Or you can borrow one from our Bike Library for the session, which you can then loan to practice at home. Either way, we will give you the pedals and show you how to put them back on again once your child is ready.
Pete, who is running our new Bike Library, is doing two bike maintenance courses over the summer, to help you get your bike in shape ready for those long rides in the sunshine. You can bring your own bike, or borrow one of ours and take it away with you on loan afterwards. The course will cover adjusting gears and brakes, mending punctures and doing a safety check, all of which will help to keep you and your bike on the road.
The Bike Maintenance course runs on
- Saturday 5th August 2:15-3:15pm
- Saturday 5th August 3:15-4:15pm
- Saturday 19th August 10-11am
- Saturday 19th August 11am-12
It costs £5 and can be booked by contacting Pete on 07397 288043 or [email protected].
There are also lots of other Summer Holiday activities