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Free CycleBoost Loan Bikes for SHU Students

The free Sheffield CycleBoost scheme is here again, to help you start cycling more often - whether you’re inspired by the Olympics or just want to get round Sheffield cheaper and quicker. The scheme offers a chance to try cycling without having to buy a bike first. For anyone who has thought about cycling in the past, this is the perfect chance to give it a go, with the loan of a bike and all the advice and support you need to get you started. Note: there is no catch: CycleBoost offers you a free loan bike which, after a trial period, you can either buy or return!

CycleBoost has helped thousands of Sheffielders to get cycling over the last five years, by offering them everything they need to get started, safely and confidently, including:

  • A free high quality Ridgeback loan bike to try out cycling as transport (with opportunity to buy at huge discount after taking full part in the scheme)
  • Free urban cycling tips sessions to help commuter cyclists ride safely and happily
  • Free Dr Bike maintenance sessions 
  • Free advice and support from the CycleBoost team and community 

Find out more (and apply for a place) at the scheme website:


The Ridgeback Speed loan bikes are high quality hybrids capable of navigating Sheffield’s hills, roads and trails. We also supply a full set of accessories (pannier bag, D lock, lights, helmet) to make sure you’re ready to go. If you take full part in the scheme you can even buy your loan bike (and accessories) at a huge discount to keep cycling into the future. 


Just visit the website above to register your interest, or if you’d like to see us and the bikes before applying we’re at:


5th October - 3.30-7pm - Graves Health and Sports Centre - Sheffield S8 8JR

6th October - 3.30-7pm - Ponds Forge -  Sheffield S1 2BP


Make sure you take advantage of this amazing offer and tweet us at @shsucommunity to let us know what you think!