Cycle hire

Battersea Park, 
Carriage Drive North, 
SW11 4NJ 

London Recumbents Battersea Park Centre.

Next to Millennium Arena (Chelsea Bridge entrance, Queenstown Road)

About Cycle hire

The Transport for London (TfL) cycle hire scheme has been operating in Wandsworth since December 2013. Docking stations are spread out across parts of Battersea, Wandsworth Town and Putney.

Bringing cycle hire to the borough is a central aim of our Travel Choices campaign and will give thousands of local people a new and exciting travel option.

We work with TfL to identify the best possible locations, especially around town centres and transport hubs. TfL must obtain planning permission for every docking station site. When identifying the best potential locations a range of issues are considered, including safety and the impacts on parking, pedestrians, local businesses and homes.

Santander Cycle Hire

For more information about Cycle Hire and locations within Wandsworth, visit Santander cycles, (Transport for London website).

Free cycle hire for children with disabilities

Wandsworth Council and Aiming High offer children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs free hire of a range of modified and adapted bikes, trikes and tandems at London Recumbents in Battersea Park.

Cycle hire is available to any child or young person aged 5-18 years, living in Wandsworth, who has any of the following:

  • A WAND card
  • A Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • A letter confirming they receive a Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • A letter from a Doctor or medical practitioner confirming they have a recognised disability

Through the scheme disabled young people can:

  • Receive one hour's free cycle hire of a range of modified and adaptive bikes, trikes and tandem bikes (you can have more than one session)
  • Receive an additional one hour's free cycle hire for a parent, sibling, carer or friend
  • Keep healthy by cycling; and
  • Have fun in the outdoors with friends or family

If you have a WAND card:

  • Bring this card with you. You don't need to fill in a form or bring any of the other documents that we ask for as proof

If you do not have a WAND card

  • Download and print a form.  Bring the form with you for your first hire, together with one of the documents listed under the "who's it for" heading.

To receive your free bike hire, please present photo ID as a deposit.

Cyclists should wear comfortable clothing, closed-in shoes and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Contact details

Try Before You Bike

We have partnered with Peddle My Wheels for the Try Before You Bike scheme; a user-friendly scheme that is specifically designed to encourage people to cycle. 

Try Before You Bike enables businesses and residents in the borough to hire a bicycle, e-bike, cargo bike, e-cargo bike or trailer with the option to buy the bike at the end.

Bikes are available on a one-month subscription that you can cancel or renew whenever you wish.

Benefits of the scheme

Advantages of Try Before You Bike:

  • Pay monthly for a bike (including hybrid, folding bikes, e-bikes and e-cargo bikes) with an easy to order process
  • Free friendly delivery to your door with accessories (helmet, lights and lock) and guidance
  • No deposit or hidden fees
  • Affordable purchase options and Cycle To Work available
  • Free collection if you decide the bike is not for you
  • Support and encouragement given to help you get confident on the roads

See the Peddle My Wheels website to find out more.



Battersea Park, 
Carriage Drive North, 
SW11 4NJ 

London Recumbents Battersea Park Centre.

Next to Millennium Arena (Chelsea Bridge entrance, Queenstown Road)