Family Cycling Library

Next Family Cycling Library is on Sunday 3 September in London Fields - Special 'bumper' long session!

10 am - 12:30 pm Get your kit ready to try getting the kids to school by bike!

If you've borrowed kit from a previous session, please bring it back at the start of the session so that others can borrow it :)


And hire a cargobike for a week for FREE as part of the library! The free hires are running out fast!! Contact


Sometimes we follow the Family Cycling Library with 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.

You are always welcome to bring a picnic, chat to other families, hang around, learn stuff about cycling with children and pass on your tips to other families!


Future dates:

Sunday 2 September (Library only; no ride) 10am - 12:30pm in London Fields, by they Lido

Other dates TBC once we get the next year of funding confirmed from Cycling Grants London


We've tried a session in conjunction with the Round Chapel Families Project  during July 2017 which went really well.


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.