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Cycling Services

Better for you and better for the environment
Sophie Tyler
Travel Planning Coordinator
Sam Knight
Travel Planning Assistant

We encourage a cycling and walking culture in Bankside, it’s better for you and better for the environment. Our range of special perks for cyclists make it easier for you to consider travelling by bike, and equip you with the skills you need to keep your bike safe and roadworthy.

Dr Bike

Better Bankside offers a free basic bike servicing to employees of its member businesses.

Each session provides participants with a basic servicing which will assess:

  • General roadworthiness of each bike
  • Brake pads and brake cables are functioning properly
  • Gears are functioning properly
  • Wheels are spinning/aligned correctly
  • Tyres well inflated and no indication of any inner tube punctures

Please contact us to learn more about upcoming monthly & in-house Dr Bike sessions or check the Events page for the next session.

Better Bankside Secure Cycle Park

Need somewhere safe to park your bike?

Reasons to sign up

  1. Keeps your bike, safe, sound and dry
  2. Free cycle cleaning and On call emergency ‘Dr Bike’ service

Where is it?

An underground car park on north Hopton Street SE1 9JH

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 0700 to 2200

Facilities

Parking for up to 70 cycles in a dedicated area of car park. Access is by security swipe card. The car park in covered by CCTV and included on Better Bankside Wardens’ patrolling round.

Current Membership offer

FREE to all employees of Better Bankside members

For more information contact Sam Knight or tel 0207 928 3998

Brompton Hire

The zero-cost way to try cycling-to-work

Fancy cycling to work? Not so sure about buying a bike or signing up for the Cycle Hire Scheme? Why not take part in a two-week free bike loan from Better Bankside! Experience healthy commuting using one of our Brompton folding bikes, easy to store at work or home. The trial is completely free, but we request that participants take part in a free introductory session with a cycle trainer to ensure they are road-ready!

Cycle Confidence and Safety

Guided rides for beginners and HGV awareness events

In an effort to improve road safety in the area, Better Bankside and Southwark Council run several joint-initiatives. Cyclists and those who wish to start cycling at member companies can take part in a free one-to-one cycle safety session tailored to their level of experience. Periodically, we also hold HGV awareness events which engage with both lorry drivers and cyclists on ways to avoid dangerous road situations. For more information on cycle confidence events, email Sophie Tyler (st@betterbankside.co.uk)

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