CycleBoost is a FREE three-part cycle support service for residents and employees in Barnsley aimed at removing the barriers that prevent people from riding a bike.
Through CycleBoost you can loan a bike, learn how to ride, learn how to fix your bike and how to commute confidently.
Free Bike Loan
We loan out both regular bikes and electric bikes for free to the people who live or work in Barnsley for between one and three months. When we loan you a bike we also give you all the typical accessories you need including a helmet, bag, bike lock and lights. We maintain your loan bike for you as long as you have it, and also offer you free cycle training if you would like to improve your confidence and skills.
We also give you free access to secure cycle parking at Barnsley Cycle Hub in the town centre. At the end of your loan period you just have to return the bike and accessories to us. If you want to keep cycling we may be able to help you purchase a bike of your own.
Learn to Ride
These sessions are aimed at those who are unable to ride a bike or for people who simply haven't been on a bike for years! The sessions will focus on enjoyment and offer a basic introduction to cycling. All sessions take place off-road in a completely safe environment. (Bikes are provided for these sessions)
Cycle Plus Sessions
These sessions are park-based, using pathways and fields to develop cycling skills further, including steering, braking and gear changing. Nearby quiet roads can also be used for those with more confidence to develop basic road cycling knowledge. These sessions are suitable for the whole family but all children must be accompanied by a participating adult. (Bikes are provided for these sessions)
Our short road skills sessions are designed for people who have borrowed a bike under the CycleBoost loan scheme. The session is designed to give you the skills to start using your bike on the road. For people looking to purchase their loan bike, you must have attended one of these sessions or taken one of the courses listed during the time you have your bike.
On the Road Cycle Training
This training will give users the knowledge and confidence to negotiate junctions, roundabouts and traffic lights. The sessions will entail basic bike checks as well as maintenance, route planning, using minor and major roads and traffic strategies. A strong emphasis will be placed on road safety, visibility and awareness of other road users.
Dr Bike Clinics
At the free Dr. Bike clinics, our Cytech-qualified mechanics will give your bike a full safety-check, a bit like giving your bike an MOT. The clinics runs on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so we do not accept advance bookings but rather take people’s bikes as they turn up to the clinic. The bike check normally takes around 30 minutes, and includes basic adjustments of brakes and gears where appropriate. Under the scheme some small parts, such as brake blocks and brake cables, can be fitted free-of-charge. The Dr. Bike clinic does not undertake major repairs or servicing. When more extensive work is required on a bike we signpost the owner to their nearest bike shop and provide them with a report on the problems we encountered with the bike.
Contact name: CycleBoost To book on a course
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 01226 446970
Mobile number:07825 143122
Learn to Ride & Cycle Plus, Locke Park, Park Road, Barnsley, S70 1YG
Published: 09 August 2019