Bikes on the seafront.

Are you hoping to save on your bike expenses? There are various options available to help you get a bike at a lower cost. You can explore schemes that offer refurbished bikes or ways to purchase new for a fraction of the cost. Additionally, the Cycle2Work scheme may be worth considering for those choosing to use their bike as a mode of transport when going to work. Keep reading to discover more about these opportunities and find local places that can help you.

Pre-pedalled Bikes

Halfords is offers up to 50% off if you purchase a referbished bike rather than paying for a new one. Each bike is checked for safety and has a 12 month warranty. You can look at pre-peddalled bikes in any of the Halfords stores or a wide selection on their website. Click here to look online to see what is available in your local area.


ReCYCLE is a programme run by the Cycle Community CIC that has an award-winning Bicycle Recycling Programme. Their bike workshop provides an educational programme to offer affordable refurbished bikes to their local community. They are a community interest company based in Ashford. They hold bike sale in different areas, take a look at their webpage to see their next event. their friendly team are there to help you choose the correct bike, varying from both adult and children’s bikes. They are all fully serviced and ready to use and take both cash and card payments. To find out more, visit their website.

Selling your bike? Donate to ReCYCLE at their centre to receive a 20% discount for your next bike. Perfect for children needing a bigger bike or those looking for a different terrain bike.

The Bike Project

The Bike Project help to refurbish and restore all of their bikes, giving their money to support refugees. They offer a variety of different bikes for all ages, including any accessories you may need. To see their deals and to look at their selection, visit their website here.

Bike Club

The Bike Club offers a sustainable way purchasing a bike. They offer a subscription that allows you to swap your kids bike when they grow out of it. It’s a way to never buy a children’s bike again!  Making cycling for children more affordable and sustainable. They offer both bikes and scooters for all children’s ages. Perfect for those looking to buy a child’s first bike. For more information, take a look at their bike exchange page.

Hythe Cycles

Hythe Cycles is located on the high street with a wide selection of used bikes for sale. As their range of bikes changes regularly, make sure to contact them to avoid missing out. To visit their website and contact their business, visit here.


This online website is perfect to find second hand bikes in your local area. Filter the search by type of bike, brand and the location to find the right one for you. There is a great selection and great for those that do not want to travel far. To take a look, visit the website here.

The Canterbury Bike Project

The Canterbury Bike Project not only sells pre-owned bikes, but they also recycle, refurbish, and rebuild bikes to make sure they are at a high standard and any worn parts are replaced. Visit their website here for more information.

Looking for other alternatives?

Looking at places such as Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree is a perfect way to cut the cost on a bike. Purchasing second hand allows bikes to be given another purpose, if they need fixing there are free bike fixing events including ones at the ReCYCLE centre. Be sure to make sure the seller is legitimate and only pay for the purchase when receiving the goods and ensure the bike is safe to ride. The Canterbury Bike Project have a useful guide on what parts need to be checked before purchasing.

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