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Covid-19 Cycle with confidence

Date created: 7/13/2020

Cycling is a healthy, sustainable and safe way of getting around, and avoiding public transport.

Plan a route

Transport for London's Cycle map shows the Cycle Superhighway and Quietway cycle routes across London. The map is useful if you haven’t cycled to work before or are a beginner or infrequent cyclist who would prefer to use backstreets where possible.

Cycle parking in the city

You can find cycle parking using this interactive map.

On-street cycle parking spaces in the City are limited but the City of London Corporation is in the process of providing more on-street spaces.

The City Corporation car parks have secure undercover cycle parking including CCTV.

Cycle hire

Santander Cycles and Beryl Bikes are available in the City and the London Borough of Hackney. The Santander Cycles scheme offers free 24-hour access for NHS workers.

Other cycle hire schemes will be available in the City in the near future.

Cycle skills

If you work, study or live in the Square Mile you can get free cycle skills training with expert instructors.

These include bespoke cycling related packages for business, beginner sessions and family sessions. So, if you want to start riding to work or cycle regularly and are looking to improve your skills, the instructor will tailor the session to suit your individual abilities and goals.

Book your Cycle Skills course with Cycle Confident.

Online cycle skills

You can register for Transport for London's free online cycle skills course for new cyclists or those just wanting to brush up their cycling skills. There are four short modules to try.

  1. Tips to get you and your cycle prepared for the road
  2. How to start cycling on the road safely and responsibly
  3. Tips to brush up on your cycling skills
  4. How to cycle in a group with children or adults

TfL has partnered with Halfords to provide a discount on Halfords cycle lights, locks and helmets on completion of the course.

Here are some tips for cycling to work with confidence from sustrans.

Cycle maintenance and repairs

Use this UK-wide interactive map to help you find your nearest cycle repair shop. The site provides details of offers in London for key workers on cycles and equipment, free and discounted repair and maintenance services.

Find out more

Cycling UK  Cycling for beginners and  Coronavirus Q and A