Family Cycling Library

Next Family Cycling Library is on Sunday 4th June in London Fields by the Lido (the Lido itself is closed over the summer for repairs).

We usually follow the Library with a gap for a short picnic, then a Family Bike Ride . For more details, keep your eyes peeled for the Facebook events page! Check out the Hackney Family Cycling Facebook page in the meantime.

And hire a cargobike for a week for FREE as part of the library! Contact


Future dates:

Sunday 2nd July

Sunday 6th August

Sunday 2nd September (Library only; no ride)


The Family Cycling Library was set up by Ruth-Anna Macqueen during 2016 with donated items, lending them out like a 'library' to families who need to try out cycling kit for families. Families might be trying out kit before deciding what to buy, or borrowing equipment for a family cycling outing, for example. This helps families save money, and helps make the right decision to get the whole family cycling instead of going in the car or on public transport.

With the funding from Cycling Grants London we have been able to boost the Library with new kit, more kit, and to link it with the Family Bike Rides, for which we also now have funding. Carryme Bikes is also offering one FREE cargobike hire per Library, so get in touch to find out more!

Contact the Family Bike Library to find out more about the Library in general, or check out Facebook page Hackney Family Cycling.


The Libraries have been a roaring success so far!! We hope to add some case studies and examples of feedback to this section soon.