Cycle scheme picking up speed ahead of the summer

Cllr Tree at Cycle Sphere

Hire bikes and e-bikes for free in Whitehill & Bordon

Make the most of your summer with our free bike hire scheme in Whitehill & Bordon. 

We've teamed up with Cycle Sphere, based in The Shed, to give East Hampshire residents the chance to hire bikes and e-bikes completely free of charge and use them to tour the town’s award-winning Green Loop.  

Families from around the district have already been taking up this amazing opportunity and you can too by going to the Cycle Sphere website through the link below.

Book your free bike ride

The scheme is one of twelve welfare initiatives launched by EHDC Leader Cllr Richard Millard and will help people live healthier and more active lifestyles.   

When the sun comes out this summer get on your bikes and enjoy Whitehill & Bordon’s Green Loop, a network of paths that criss-cross through and around the town. At 7km long it connects areas of interest and local beauty, including the Hogmoor Inclosure, The Shed and Quebec Terrace.    

The flat terrain and clear signposting make it the perfect safe, fun and family-friendly way to get some exercise and spend time together outdoors. It’s also a great route for an active commute, linking homes to businesses throughout the town. 

Cllr Andy Tree, EHDC Portfolio Holder for the Whitehill & Bordon Area, said: “Whitehill & Bordon has a lot to offer and it is all connected by our award-winning Green Loop. 

“Come and hire a bike for free and then take a trip around the town. It’s a great way to get fit and a fantastic day out for your family."

Cycle Sphere sells, hires and repairs bikes. Its owner, Simon Bush, said: “The Cycle Sphere team are excited about this partnership with EHDC to offer the free cycle hire scheme to local residents; we are keen riders ourselves and actively encourage people to get out and explore all the superb cycling opportunities we have on our doorstep including the Green Loop.   

“We have already observed the increase in bicycle use in the town during our seven years in business for both leisure and personal transportation and this is a fantastic opportunity for locals that may not have access to a bike currently to use one and enjoy the benefits of the town developments in and around the Green Loop – it’s also a chance to try a different sort of bicycle like a mountain bike or an e-bike and even one with child transportation options.”  

Each bike can be hired for up to two hours and proof of identification will be required. The scheme is only open to residents of East Hampshire.    

Maps are available to give riders the best routes around the town.