Here is a link to contact us about Cycle Buddies
Please note that this is on hold as at 20 December – updates as soon as we can.
Are you a new cyclist feeling nervous about riding on London’s roads?
Or are you a confident cyclist who would like to help another rider experience the joy and freedom of getting about by bike?
Cycle Buddies puts new riders in touch with experienced riders in their local area. Buddies can then meet up and ride together – to work, to the shops or just to the park for a bit of practice!
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Coming out of lockdown we are seeing more people want to get around by bike. Londoners are returning to work or resuming local journeys, but trying to avoid public transport where possible. Cycling is a great alternative: it helps you stay healthy; it doesn’t fuel air pollution and it doesn’t cause congestion.
If you’re entirely new to cycling or if you are looking for cycle training then we’d recommend you contact your local council to find out about the free cycle training they provide. But if you want to build up your experience, then Cycle Buddies may be right for you. Perhaps you are uncertain about riding in traffic or what’s the best way to cycle your commute or you want some practice time on the road.
An experienced cyclist can ride with you as you get used to your local streets, help you plan a longer journey finding the right route for you, and just give you moral support.
How do I get involved?
For new and experienced cyclists, if you live in one of the boroughs where our local groups have started a Cycle Buddies scheme, follow the link to sign up – it’s free. We will match you with a rider in your local area and give you advice on how to meet up and ride together.
Cycle Buddies is expanding rapidly and we are delighted that we have our own scheme here in Islington. If there is not yet a scheme in your area please register your interest here and we will contact you when we are able to match you up with a local buddy.