Do you want to know if cycling is right for you?

We rent bikes and e-bikes to residents of south Essex to help them get to work, training, education or to improve their health. 

Lots of journeys can be made without using the car, and cycling could be the perfect option for you. 

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What is the ForwardMotion bike loan scheme?

 ForwardMotion is an initiative to encourage people to think differently about the way they travel around south Essex. We help people make travel choices that don’t involve a car, and are working with Active Cycling Projects to deliver a bike loan scheme. Under the scheme, you can choose to rent a regular bike, electric bike and additional cycling equipment.   


How much does hiring a bike cost?

Hiring a bike is a great way to find out if cycling is a good travel option for you. Prices start from as little as £10 per month If you meet discount eligibility criteria. If you don’t meet the discount criteria, prices start from £20 per month. If you rent the bike for six months, at the end you’ll have the option to buy the bike for a discounted price. 

To be eligible to hire a bike, you must live in south Essex and be over 16 years old. You will be eligible to receive a discount on the cost of hiring a bike if you are a jobseeker, apprentice, or a university, college, or sixth form student.

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Hiring a bike is simple. Fill out the registration form, choose your bike and an advisor from Active Cycling Projects will contact you within a few days.

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If you would like to get in touch, you can call us on 01892 320270. Alternatively, fill out the form below and an advisor will be get back to you.

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ForwardMotion Bike Loan Scheme

The FowardMotion Bike Loan scheme is operated by Active Cycling Projects on behalf of ForwardMotion. We offer and deliver bike hire in Basildon, bike hire in Southend-on-Sea and surrounding south Essex areas.

Active Cycling Projects Ltd

Five Oak Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent. TN12 6RJ

01892 320270

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09:00 – 17:00