Sport and leisure

Borrow, hire or buy

There's lots of support out there to get you started cycling. If you're not sure whether cycling's for you, why not borrow a bike for free for a few months and give it a try? Or visit one of the helpful centres below for help with bike hire, servicing and affordable ways to buy.

Active Travel Hub

Previously known as the Cycle Hub and based at Barnsley's transport interchange on Eldon Street, the Active Travel Hub offers:

  • free bike loans
  • bike hire
  • electric bikes
  • bike checks, repairs and maintenance
  • local bike route information
  • secure indoor bike parking and changing facilities

They also sell accessories and accept donated bikes for recycling.

For more information visit the Barnsley Active Travel Hub.

Bike hire for people with disabilities

Charlotte's Tandems is a national charity. They lend (for free) tandems and tag-alongs to people with disabilities or additional needs, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own.

Cycle Penistone CIC also offers bike hire suitable for people with disabilities or additional needs.

Tee Cup Cafe at Elsecar Park

For a small charge children under the age of 7 can hire bikes from the cafe at Elsecar Park.

Hire includes helmets and a deposit is needed.

Cycle Penistone CIC

Based in Penistone on the Trans Pennine Trail and a short walk from the train station, Cycle Penistone CIC offers:

  • bike hire
  • accessible bike hire
  • recycled and new bike sales
  • servicing and repair
  • maintenance lessons
  • accompanied rides-outs
  • secure storage and cleaning facilities

For more information visit the Cycle Penistone CIC website.

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries

Borrow a bike from a bike library, donate an old bike, or get support to set up a bike library. 

For more information visit the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries website.

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