- Cycle Parking
- Haringey schools mass cycle ride
- Sky Ride Local
- It's quicker by bike!
- Cycle Maps
- Cycle Training - now free for Haringey residents!
- Cycle Safety and HGVs
- Cycle Security
- Cycling facts - why it's good for you
- Feedback Opportunity
- Free bike maintenance sessions
- Further cycling resources
- Cycling on Pavement Rules and Fines
Cycle Skills Training
If you are aged 9 years or over and live, work or study in Haringey you can book free cycle skills training.
Courses are run by Cycling Instructor Ltd:
For further information visit the Cycling Instructor blog (external link) or contact:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 0845 652 0421
Changes to the National Bikeability Website
The Department for Transport (DfT) have released two new Bikeability websites, one for schools and parents (external link) and a second for professional trainers (external link). The launch of the new websites provides DfT and the wider Bikeability community with an opportunity to encourage more people to find out about Bikeability/child cycle training.
Encouraging more people to cycle is a vital part of our plan to tackle congestion, improve air quality, promote physical activity and improve accessibility. We are committed to the promotion of cycling as serious transport. As the number of people who cycle increases, we recognise the need for safe and secure parking.
On street cycle parking – Sheffield Cycle Stand
We have invested heavily in cycle parking facilities over recent years and have installed over 1,400 publicly accessible on-street cycle parking spaces. We have installed cycle stands along town centres, outside shops, doctors surgeries, local underground and rail stations etc.
We install high quality Sheffield stands where there is a high demand for on-street cycle parking. Our cycle parking stand locations can be found on our interactive map.
If you would like to suggest a location for a Sheffield cycle stand, please email us at email@example.com with the proposed location, and we will try to install the Sheffield stand, subject to funding availability.
Secure residential cycle parking – Bikehangar
We have installed Bikehangars on a number of residential streets to accommodate demand for secure residential cycle parking. To date we have installed 40 in the borough.
They are half the length of a parking bay and can store up to six bicycles.
Applications for Bikehangar spaces are managed by Cyclehoop, the company who supplies and subsequently manages the arrangement. However, Cyclehoop will only start taking requests once a Bikehanagar has been installed. A maximum of two spaces can be allocated per person, but if a Bikehangar is under-utilised over a period of time, then Cyclehoop will issue additional spaces if required.
To apply for a space and for rental charges, contact Cyclehoop directly:
How do I request one for where I live?
We are accepting requests for new Bikehangars but please be aware there is a long waiting list due to unprecedented demand.
Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org - please include:
- Full name
- Street name and number (including any flat numbers/letters)
- Telephone number
- Number of spaces requested (max two per household)
- Confirm if you are willing to have it located outside your property
Subject to funding availability, we select installation sites depending upon:
- The date a request is received
- Demand from residents
- Equitable distribution throughout the wards in Haringey
Please note, due to the high demand for the Bikehangar facility, we are unable to contact you individually regarding the status of your request.
As part of our 2017/18 Cycle Parking Works Programme, we have funding to install 14 more Bikehangars around the borough. The attached Statutory Notification document contains details of where we are proposing to place the Bikehangars Bikehangar 2017-18 Statutory Notice (PDF. 132KB).
Car Bike Port
We are currently trialling cycle parking racks in the shape of cars, known as ‘Car Bike Ports’ which are able to take ten bicycles in a single car parking space. The message is, ‘ditch the car and start cycling'.
We have only one of these at this time located on Fortis Green Road; if successful we will install additional car bike ports in the borough, subject to funding availability.
Highlights of the schools mass cycle ride with commentaries from participating children.
Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.
Active Travel Community Project Funding
The Smarter Travel Team has now awarded the funding for the Active Travel Projects, look on our Smarter Travel page to see who was successful.
Sky Ride - organised rides for men, women and children (depending on cycling level)
Please visit the Sky Ride website (external link) to find out more about Sky Ride and to join an organised ride. For further information about rides around the UK visit the British Cycling website (external link).
- For women only. Please check Breeze Rides - British Cycling website (external link) for more information.
Guide for choosing suitable rides
- Easy rides along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes suitable for all abilities and ages
- Steady rides set at a comfortable pace, on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights, possibly modest hills, and possibly some modest hills
- Challenging ride over a good distance with a few hills
See more information on these and other active lifestyle activities on our Walk, Run and Cycle page
A four mile trip in London takes on average:
- 40 Minutes by car
- 30 Minutes by public transport
- 22 Minutes by bike
Haringey has a network of cycle routes across the borough including cycle lanes on main roads, separated cycle lanes and special fully signed, quiet routes. A new map is being worked on.
Haringey is part of the London Cycle Network and the London Cycle Guide provides a map of our on and off road cycle routes.
London Cyclists Survival Guide:
- Be Seen – Wear something bright, use lights and make eye contact with other road users
- Protect Yourself – Wear a helmet and other appropriate clothing
- Get Trained – We offer bikeability cycle training. See the Haringey page on the Cycling Instructor website (external link), or call 0845 652 0421
- Never position yourself between the left of a large vehicle and the kerb - especially at junctions
Lorries and HGVs have significant blind spots where cyclists are invisible. Read The London Cycling Campaign's page on cycling near HGVs (external link) to find out more about avoiding this hazard.
- Download our Look Out for Each Other leaflet (PDF, 450KB), promoting awareness and respect for other road users
Cycle Security - Keep your bike secure
Know your frame number
- Usually this is on the bottom bracket of the frame (external link) - write it down. Nearly 75% of people reporting bicycle thefts to the police do not know their frame number
Register your bike
- Register your bicycle model, make and frame number on the BikeRegister website (external link) This will help the police to return any recovered bikes to the rightful owner. Our Smarter Travel team and the Police have regular free bike security marking events - contact email@example.com for further information
- Three bike shops around Crouch End are offering a free Bike Register Service:
Locking your bike
- Before visiting a bike shop check Sold Secure website (external link) to see which locks are the most secure. Expect to pay £40+ for a secure lock. To best protect your bike from theft use two locks and always lock both wheels and the frame to the stand. There are more bike security tips on TfL's page about avoiding bike thefts (external link).
- Leave your bike somewhere where everyone can see it or in a well lit area covered by CCTV
- Check if your home insurance already covers your bicycle when it is away from your home. Also check that the total value of your bike is covered
Don’t buy a stolen second hand bike
- Make sure you get proof of ownership and check the frame number on the BikeRegister website (external link). If you register your bike with BikeRegister you have an increased chance of having your bike returned to you if it is stolen. Visit the website for details on how to get your bike on their database.
Bike maintenance lessons
Learn to mend and maintain your own bike with these courses for general public. Learn how to mend punctures, replace tyres and adjust gears and brakes. These are held at The Sandbunker and The Sandlings in Wood Green N22.
- Beginners: 14 October
- Intermediate: 21 October
Call Cycling Instructor on 0845 652 0421 to book you place. Download the Bike Maintenance lesson flyer (PDF, 626KB) for more details.
Pop-up bike maintenance programme
Our Pop Up Bike maintenance programme for 2017 has almost ended. Don't forget we can help with adjustments and maintenance, but cannot provide parts (inner tubes, cables, tyres, pedals and brakes etc), so if you need replacement parts fitting, make sure you bring them with you.
- Finsbury Park - Sunday 15 October, 2-5pm
- Cycling, even along flat ground, burns 400 calories in one hour
- Improves your strength, stamina and cardio-vascular fitness. Cycling helps to lower both blood pressure and the resting heart rate
- Shed those unwanted pounds. A cycle ride increases calorie consumption and raises the metabolic rate, which can help to lose weight
- Cycling is friendlier for your joints; less pressure is put on your joints than when running
- Reduces stress and helps to combat depression; improves your confidence and mental capacities
You can only cycle on the footway if it is clearly signposted and classified by the borough as a foot and cycle way. If there are no signs, then it is an offence that carries a £50 fine. You can check the law on the GOV.UK website (external link).
We are keen to listen. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide feedback about cycling in Haringey. We are looking at ways to make cycling in Haringey more enjoyable and safer.
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The London Borough of Enfield website (external link) also has some useful information including maps and cycle routes for their borough linking directly with Haringey.
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