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  • Loan and hire

    Whether you’re interested in cycling for leisure as a family or part of your daily commute, we promise we can help find the perfect bike for you. Do you know the best bit? Some of the people we know provide bikes for free!

    Barnsley Doncaster Rotherham Sheffield  


    Barnsley Active Travel Hub

    Located at Barnsley Interchange, the Barnsley Active Travel Hub offer free bike loans, for between one and three months. The scheme is a completely free way to see if cycling is for you and gives you the opportunity to try out a regular pedal bike or electric bike and see what works best for you. Along with the bike, you’re supplied with all the typical travel accessories you need, including a helmet, bag, bike lock and lights. Plus, your bike is maintained for the duration of the loan so that’s one less thing to worry about!

    To sign up, pop along to the Hub located at Barnsley Interchange or visit the Barnsley Active Travel Hub website. 

    Barnsley Cycle Hub

    Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries: Active Barnsley and Sporting Penistone

    Located at Active Barnsley and Penistone Leisure Centre, there are a fleet of bikes to loan with a selection of styles to choose from in both adult and children’s sizes. 

    For more information on a location near you, head over to Yorkshire Bank Bike Library website.

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    Rovers: Ride It!

    Through their partnership with Doncaster Council, Club Doncaster Foundation offer a free cycle hire scheme with a range of over 75 bikes including children’s bikes, road bikes and mountain bikes to choose from. The Foundation is now recognised as an official Yorkshire Bank Library – a concept where you can hire bikes and equipment free of charge.

    To find out more information on the hire scheme or how to donate your unwanted bike, visit the Club Doncaster Foundation website.

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    Rotherham Cycle Hub offer a free opportunity to see if cycling is for you. The Hub loan out both pedal and electric bikes for people who either live, work or study in Rotherham. Along with the bike, you will be loaned a helmet, bag, bike lock and lights plus, free maintenance for the duration of the loan.

    Pop along to meet the Rotherham Cycle Hub team at community events in Rotherham to sign up, or alternatively you can sign up online via the Rotherham Cycle Hub website.

    Rotherham Cycle hub

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    Sheffield CycleBoost

    The Sheffield CycleBoost scheme offers workers and residents in Sheffield the chance to give cycling a go by loaning an electric or regular pedal bike for 4 weeks – for free! Delivered on behalf of Sheffield City Council, the scheme aims to encourage more people to replace shorter journeys by travelling to work by bike. As part of the loan, you’re supplied with a helmet, panniers, lights, puncture repair kit and a gold-standard lock.

    Need to brush up on your cycling skills? Take a look at the training support available in Sheffield.

    For more information, or to apply to loan a bike, visit the Sheffield CycleBoost website.

    Cycle Penistone

    Located in Penistone, Sheffield, Cycle Penistone have a fleet of bikes to hire with a selection of styles to choose from in both adult and children’s sizes. The styles on offer range from electric bikes, trikes and tandems as well as inclusion bikes for the disabled.

    For more information on hiring a bike, visit the Cycle Penistone website

    Russell's Bike Shed

    Located at the Sheffield train station, Russell’s Bike Shed is a small independent bike shop offering bike hire, including hybrid bikes and Bromptons to hire short term and for up to three months!

    For more information, visit the Russell’s Bike Shed website.

    Yorkshire Bank Library: In2Change

    Located at In2Change, Neepsend in Sheffield, there are a fleet of bikes to loan with a selection of styles to choose from in both adult and children’s sizes. 

    For more information, head over to Yorkshire Bank Bike Library website.

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