If you want to get out and about with a young family and avoid jumping in the car, why not borrow a bike seat from the family cycle library?
The council has just launched Ealing’s first family cycle library, which lends bike seats or trailers to parents so they can take their children out on two wheels.
The pilot scheme is running between 9.30-11am on alternate Wednesdays at the Log Cabin Children’s Centre in Northfield Avenue.
Borrow a bike seat
It is £5 to borrow a seat for up to a month and if you take your bike with you, the child seat will be professionally fitted by London Bike Hub. The service is open to anyone living, working or studying anywhere in the borough.
Council leader Julian Bell, said: “Cycling is really important to us so we’re doing everything we can to make sure that families can cycle together. This is a great way for people to try cycling with a young family to see if they enjoy it and find a seat that is suitable for them and their child.”
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “I’d highly recommend cycling as a fantastic, fun family activity. My boys love going out on the bikes and when they get older and can cycle themselves it’s a great way to help children to get some exercise as well as being a brilliant way to get to school. I hope lots of people will come along to the library to see what’s on offer.”
As well as the family cycle library, the council has a cargo bike which can be borrowed to carry small loads, as well as children.