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Getting a Bike

There are as many types of bike out there as there are reasons to go cycling. Choosing the right one for you depends on what type of journeys you’re going to make.

For instance if you’re a long distance commuter buying a folding bike could help you stop driving to the train station. For general travel to work and the shops perhaps a city bike or tourer would be suitable, And for those of you who prefer tracks and trails then perhaps a mountain bike or a hybrid.

For general information use the links at the bottom of the left hand column. For further help and advice follow one of these links:

– The Right Bike for You (3MB pdf)

– CTC

– Why Cycle?

Or visit one of your local cycle shops (see below)

Local Cycle Shops


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Leisure Lakes Bikes

103 Penny Street, Lancaster

01524 844389

DW Sports

Central Drive, Morecambe

01524 410613

Dynostart

3 Scotland Road, Carnforth

01524 732089

Destination Cycles

12 New Street, Lancaster

01524 388351

The Edge

2 Chapel Street, Lancaster

01524 840800

Halfords

Unit 2 Bulk Road, Lancaster

01524 846889

Lakeland Cycles

3 Whin Drive, Bolton-le-Sands

01524 735465

Oggy’s Cycles

34 Regent Road, Morecambe

01524 832860

Smalley’s

28 Parliament Street, Lancaster

01524 63478

Smalley’s

104 Euston Road, Morecambe

01524 412446

Colin Stones

Mobile Bike Repair Service

0790 878 2027

denotes retailers also offer cycle hire (please note that Leisure Lakes only offer bike hire in the spring/summer)

Pedal Poweris a local organisation that collects unwanted bicycles for renovation. Bikes are stripped down and then rebuilt to order. A range of bikes is available to the public at low cost and can be equipped with racks, mudguards, locks and helmets.

Bikes are available to buy at the two Furniture Matters stores in Lancaster and Morecambe. For more information please call 01524 65328.

Green Lancaster

For staff and students at Lancaster University, new and reconditioned bikes (plus accessories) are available for sale via the Green Lancaster initiative – http://greenlancaster.org.uk/bikes/

VelocampusStudents at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster Campus can now enjoylow cost bike loan at just £35 per year.  The Trek bikes are built for getting around the urban environment and will enable students to get to and from campus in a speedy and cheap way.  Full details on how to loan a bike can be found at www.cumbria.ac.uk/velocampus.  

Bike Hire

Click here for local bike hire info

Tax Efficient Cycle Purchase Scheme

To promote cycle commuting the government has introduced tax exemptions for employers to loan cycles and equipment as tax-free benefits.

The scheme allows employees to benefit from a long term loan of bikes and commuting equipment such as lights, locks and panniers completely tax free.

Employers benefit from fitter, more punctual, more wide-awake staff. Employees benefit from better health and better bikes because their money goes further. With a budget of, say £400, an employee in the high tax-band can now afford a bike, plus accessories, worth nearly £800.

To find out more please visit ourcycle friendly employers page

Second Hand Bikes

Unfortunately these can sometimes be hard to come by – but they are out there. If you have an unused one or two sitting in the garage please think about donating it to someone who could make use of it.

  • Try using our messageboard to advertise both unwanted bikes and to make a request

  • Try your local freegle group – www.ilovefreegle.com

  • Use the local press or ebay

Useful information:

www.bonthronebikes.co.uk/help/advice-on-buying-a-second-hand-bike

www.cyclingforfun.co.uk/BuyingSecondHandBike.html

www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=291