Get cycling on the cheap with bike loan scheme

22 Aug 2017

Getting excited about the Tour of Britain coming to the county?

Feeling inspired to go cycling - but don’t have a bike ?

We’ve got the answer !

If you are over 18,  live or work in Northumberland and would like to cycle more but don't have a bike -  you can borrow one for just £25 a month.

The Active Northumberland adult cycle loan scheme  is a the perfect way to get  back in the saddle  without having the expense of  buying a new bicycle.

And with the school holidays underway, it’s a perfect way to enjoy Northumberland with the family.

If after the month is up you would like to purchase the bike, you will be eligible to a discount which you can pay back over spread payments. Alternatively, you can purchase a refurbished bike through our cycling partner Watbike.

Northumberland County Councillor, Cath Homer cabinet member with responsibility for leisure said:

“ With  less than a month to go until  the Tour of Britain, the UK’s  biggest cycle race passes through the county,  excitement around the event and the sport is starting to build.

“ Cycling  is an activity that can be adapted for all ages and fitness levels.  It is also
growing in popularity. Many people are getting on a bike for the first time, and those who already cycle are cycling more often.   We hope the arrival of the Tour and our bike loan scheme will inspire more people in Northumberland to cycle more often. ”

Cycles can be loaned from Prudhoe Waterworld, Blyth Sports Centre or Concordia in Cramlington.  To find out more log on to www.activenorthumberland.org.uk or call 01670  542222 . You will need proof of your address and photo ID to hire a bike.

Watbike in Ashington also hire out bicycles for £25 for 10 days. Tel 01670 522111