Our free bike scheme started in 2020, to mark the charity putting it’s 3000th bicycle back into use. Ride On has grown rapidly since it’s formation in 2011, with one of our volunteers, Rob Slowley, playing an important part in our development. Rob tragically died in March. Our team of trustees, staff and volunteers decided to name this scheme after him, to recognise and remember his contribution and friendship.
Our free bicycle scheme is supported by Dakota Tucker, a young Mountain Bike rider from Devon, and Saddles & Paddles, the bike shop that also hires out bikes, canoes and kayaks at the Quay.
Heather Baker, Saddles & Paddles owner said: “we are thrilled to support Ride On with their bike give-away programme, by donating a D-lock and helmet for the recipient of each bike. As an independent bike shop, we’re keen to do what we can to support great initiatives like this to enable more people to cycle.”
If you work for a charity or educational institution you can propose someone for a free bicycle. Complete the form below and send it to [email protected]
Please note that we can only give away two bicycles a month, one adult and one kids bike. If we receive more applications than this we will try our hardest to get everyone a bike, but this might not always be possible.