Welcome to our bike library! This isn’t a usual bike hire – you can hire a bike for longer and it’s free. Try your child in the next size of bike. 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.
To start with you can hire the bike for up to 3 weeks. Then you will need to contact Pete again if you want to extend the hire, much like renewing a library book. It might need to come back for a safety check, or someone else could have requested it – but often you can hire it for another 3 weeks. If you have it for a longer time, you might need to maintain the bike and pay for parts – talk to Pete about details.
Also, if you have any bikes you no longer need please consider donating them to us. Contact Pete and 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]
Other cycling activities
Learn 2 ride
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 Learn 2 ride instructor Lee and costs £3. There will be sessions run throughout the year – to register your interest, 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.
Bike maintenance courses are run at various times in the year. 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 costs £5 and you can register your interest in the next one by contacting Pete on 07397 288043 or [email protected].