Our Cycling action plan lays out how we plan to support the active travel aims of the Mayor's Transport Strategy.

Santander Cycles

Our cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, offers bikes for rent 24 hours a day, in and around central London. The scheme is sponsored by Santander and operated on our behalf by Serco.

Over 11,500 bikes can be hired from around 770 docking stations. Customers use them for business or leisure trips around London, then return it ready for the next person to use.

Docking stations are typically about 300-500 metres apart, placed off main roads, near tourist attractions, in parks, and at Tube and rail stations.

The scheme, originally sponsored by Barclays, started in central London in 2010.

Cycle Superhighways

Cycle Superhighways are routes that offer safer and more direct ways into and across London, creating a more enjoyable cycling experience. Segregated cycle tracks feature across many of the Cycle Superhighways, ensuring cyclists are separated from motor traffic where possible.

The routes have many features to benefit all road users, from widened footways, new pedestrian crossings and innovative safety improvements at junctions.

From summer 2019, we're combining new cycle routes, Cycle Superhighways and Quietways into one cycle network called Cycleways.

Cycle Skills

Cycle Skills is the name of a range of training sessions created to help Londoners to get on their bike, build confidence or ride smarter. Four types of sessions are available - basic, urban, advanced and family sessions.

Free to anyone who lives, works or studies in London. Find out more and request a session on the Cycle Skills page.

Cycling Grants London

Community projects across London can apply for up to £10,000 in funding to deliver cycling initiatives over three years. Funding can cover guided rides, cycle training and bike maintenance to promote the benefits of cycling.

To be eligible for a grant, your organisation must be based or operate inside Greater London and fall within the following groups:

  • Community groups or clubs
  • Charities or not-for-profit organisations
  • Social enterprises

Applying for a grant

The next application window should open in summer 2019.

Groundwork London administers the grants on our behalf. Find more about Cycling Grants London and how to apply on the Cycling Grants London website, or contact the Groundwork London Cycling Grants team:

Email: cyclinggrantslondon@groundwork.org.uk
Phone: 020 7239 1286