Free cargo bike hire

To join the cargo bike waiting list, please email

You can now borrow a two-wheeler or three-wheeler cargo bike for free. They are also known as bakfiets, freight bicycles, carrier cycles and box bikes.

Cargo bikes are pedal powered vehicles designed for transporting loads. They are great alternatives to the car. You can also use them to carry up to two small children and are perfect for a fun day out. 

You can use cargo bikes for:

  • the school run
  • shopping - say goodbye to car park headaches
  • fun days out - make the journey to the park part of the adventure
  • community events - take equipment to a local event
  • allotment deliveries - shift that compost to your plot easily

How to hire a cargo bike

If you are an Ealing resident, you can hire a cargo bike for free. You will need to have valid third party cycle insurance to do this.

Anyone with London Cycling Campaign (LCC) membership will already have third party liability insurance included in their membership.

Ealing residents hiring a cargo bike can get half price LCC membership

Other benefits of LCC membership include:

  • free cargo bike hire all year round for Ealing residents
  • third-party insurance
  • free legal helpline
  • savings of up to 15% at 120 London bike shops
  • special offers on holidays, books, bike maintenance, and more
  • strengthening the voice of London’s cyclists