Let’s help you get cycling

There are many ways that Waltham Forest Council is supporting residents, visitors and students to cycle more around the borough. As well as creating segregated cycle lanes and quieter, safer neighbourhoods we've also introduced a series of complementary measures to help get more people cycling.

Free cycle training

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Waltham Forest is entitled to free cycle training with our partner Cycle Confident. There are regular training sessions in local parks as well as one-to-one training. We also provide free training to primary school children as well. Find out more here.

Free bike hire

If you're considering buying a bike but want to try one out first, we provide free bike hire. We have a range of adult and cargo bikes available.

Cycle parking

Bikehangars are being installed in residential streets across the borough. Over 340 cycle hangars have been installed. To find out how to get one on your street and request access to them visit our residential bikehangar page.




Station Cycle Hubs are a great option for daily commuters who want to ensure their bikes are kept in a secure and dry location. These hubs are monitored by CCTV operators 24/7 and also have a bike pump inside. To find out more visit our Station Cycle Hubs page.




Cycle stands have been installed in high footfall areas like shopping areas and commuter stations to provide free access to parking for cyclists. Businesses can request stands outside their stores, visit our cycle stand page for more information.

Request a Dr Bike

If you're holding a community event and would like the Dr Bike team to attend, get in touch here.

Local bike shops

If you're looking to buy a bike you can find a list of local bike stores here.