Are you a new cyclist feeling nervous about riding on London’s roads?
Or are you a confident cyclist who would like to help another rider experience the joy and freedom of getting about by bike?
Cycle Buddies puts new riders in touch with experienced riders. Buddies can then meet up and ride together – to work, to the shops or just to the park for a bit of practice!
Note – As of the relaxation of Covid rules from April 6th the program is back up and running!
Tell Me More
Coming out of lockdown we are seeing more people want to get around by bike. Londoners are returning to work and school or resuming local journeys, but trying to avoid public transport where possible. Cycling is a great alternative: it helps you stay healthy; it doesn’t fuel air pollution and it doesn’t cause congestion.
New and returning cyclists can sometimes be uncertain about cycling on London’s roads. Some are concerned about how they will manage with traffic, or how to cycle their commute, or maybe they just feel they need for some practice time on the road.
That’s where Cycle Buddies come in. Experienced riders can ride with you as you get used to your local streets, help you plan a longer journey finding the right route for you, and just give you moral support.
How do I get involved?
For new and experienced cyclists please sign up here – it’s free. We will match you with a rider in your local area and give you advice on how to meet up and ride together.
How do I promote the scheme
Put this poster up in your local area or place of work.
What if I don’t live in Camden?
Other boroughs have similar schemes and it is growing – see www.lcc.org.uk/groups/cycle-buddies/ for details.