Why should you Apply?


 Whether you’re travelling to work, a job interview, apprenticeship, or classes, commuting by car can be boring; day in day out along the same roads. It’s easy to get stuck in the same old patterns and usual traffic jams. In comparison, cycling can be a great way to start the day. Evidence shows it boosts your mental health, increases your concentration and memory, and helps you feel more motivated.

If you don’t own a car, cycling can be a quick and convenient option for getting you from A to B. With a bike you can keep to you own timetable, reducing the risk of being late for an interview, class or work.

 Apply to hire a bike today and see how much freedom a bike can give you. 

It's convenient

Many journeys currently taken by car or public transport can be undertaken on a bike. A bike will take you directly to your destination. No more wasting time finding or paying for car parking; no waiting for public transport to arrive which may not even take you to where you want to go. 

It's better for you

Cycling is a great way to improve your health and well being. It is great for de-stressing you, and even an e-bike will improve your fitness. Cycling is also very social, being an activity that friends and family can take part in. 

It's better for the environment

By using a bike you will be helping to improve noise and air quality in your community. 

It can save you money

If you are substituting journeys normally made by car or public transport, then you will quickly realise cycling can save you money.

We make it easy for you

So you already knew the above points, but just aren't sure cycling is right for you. Well this is where the ForwardMotion Bike Loan Scheme comes in; try a bike through the scheme.  It is low cost, without commitment and we deliver bikes to you. We also maintain the bikes for you.  ForwardMotion can also offer you support through FREE one to one cycling training to help build your confidence and competence on bike.

How to Apply



Before you apply, find out if you could get a discount on your bike loan by checking the eligibility criteria. If you’re eligibile, you could save 50% on the cost of renting a bike. Then, just click on the ‘SIGN UP’ button, fill out the form, choose your bike, and an advisor will get back to you within a few days to confirm your bike rental.

1. Where you live matters

You must must live within one of the following postcodes to take part in the bike loan scheme. SS0, SS1, SS2, SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7, SS8, SS9, SS11, SS12, SS13, SS14, SS15, SS16, SS17, RM16, RM17, RM18, RM19, RM20, CM11, CM12

Discounted rates may apply if you are a jobseeker, an apprentice, go to school, college, university or other training in the south Essex area. 6th form pupils who receive a pupil premium are also eligible. 

2. Are you old enough?

You must at least 16 years to take part in the scheme. If you are under 18 then a parent or guardian must sign the rental agreement and provide financial guarantees.

3. Discount Eligibility

You will be eligible for a bike loan discount if you are a jobseeker, a newly recruited employee, an apprentice, or a college, sixth form or university student. You will need to provide proof that you are either in receipt of jobseekers allowance, that you are on an approved apprenticeship scheme, or attend college, sixth form or university.

Whilst anyone can apply, during busy times priority will be given to those who will be using a bike to get to and from work, education or training.