Essex Pedal Power Basildon will provide 600 FREE high-quality bikes to residents living in the borough. Everyone who receives a bike will also be provided with a helmet, lock, pump and lights, and can access free learn-to-ride and cycle confidence training. The Essex Pedal Power team will also support recipients to maintain their bike.
The scheme aims to provide a low-cost and sustainable mode of travel, helping Basildon residents to access employment, education opportunities and key local services. As part of Essex Pedal Power Basildon, there are aspirations to develop new community cycling groups to provide more opportunities to cycle and help people develop social connections through cycling.
Bikes will be available to residents living in Felmores and Fryerns, as well as staff working at the Basildon University Hospital. In addition, the Essex Pedal Power team will be working closely with local organisations to support people experiencing significant barriers to cycling, by providing them with a bike and other services.
Essex Pedal Power Basildon is a partnership of the Active Essex Local Delivery Pilot, Essex County Council, The Active Wellbeing Society, Basildon Borough Council, Sport England, London Marathon Foundation and Basildon University Hospital.
How to apply?
The project will initially loan a brand-new bike free of charge to eligible residents in Basildon for a period of 6 months. If the bike has been used regularly during this time, the applicant will be able to keep the bike at the end of the loan.
We have a limited number of bikes available so they will be released in phases. If you are unsuccessful in the first few phases, your application will automatically be carried over into the next round.
In the meantime, there is still lots to get involved with, including free cycle training and led rides where we can lend you a bike to take part.
In phase 1 of the project, residents living in Felmores and Fryerns will be eligible for a bike. Please see the map below for the priority areas: