Cycle for Bicester was launched in 2012 as part of the Eco-Bicester travel demonstration project. It was funded from the Communities and Local Government (CLG) eco town grant held by Cherwell District Council and was administered by Oxfordshire County Council.
This successful scheme continues to go from strength to strength and is now being run by Bicester Green – centre for sustainability, skills and second hand stuff.
Bicester Green’s bike loan scheme offers cycles for periodic one off use or the opportunity to subscribe for regular access. Bicester Green is located at Unit 2, McKay Trading Estate, Station Approach, Bicester, OX26 6BZ, tel: 01869 388564, open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 5pm.
Subject to demand, and an authorised person present, bikes are available for hire at any time during Bicester Green’s opening hours. A cheque deposit is also required.
Bikes are available for occasional use as part of a 3 monthly rolling subscription service. Please note hire conditions apply.
One bike is always available for free hire in order to pull the CDC Arts Community Kiosk. This will be available to local community groups who have their own public liability insurance and the hire will be for local community events.
However many bikes are in stock at the time will be available for use for guided tours around Bicester. These would be guided by an able and insured ride leader.
Rides planned include the Gold, Silver and Bronze cycle routes as well as historical or foraging themed trips around the town. There is also the potential for many more themed rides and these will be publicised on Bicester Green’s website and the Eco Bicester calendar. Rides will be open to individuals who participate on their own bicycles, or, for a small fee, and subject to availability, can borrow one of the bike fleet.
• All riders using the bikes will be provided with safety equipment and locks for their bikes
• All riders will be inducted on the safe use of their bike prior to their loan.
Please note a small fee towards the hire of the cycles is required to cover the costs of maintenance.