Cycle hire in Oxford | Oxfordshire County Council

Cycle hire in Oxford

Some of the bicycle hire options available.


Oxonbike is a self-service bike hire scheme, currently operating in parts of Oxford. For further information, visit the Oxonbike website.

Loan schemes

If you are local to the Bicester area then the Bicester Bicycle Loan Scheme could be for you. The scheme, aimed at getting people out of their cars and onto bicycles, allows you to take up the opportunity of a free cycle loan scheme as part of the ‘Cycle for Bicester’ programme aimed at encouraging more people in Bicester to give cycling a try. The scheme returned for its second summer cycle with more opportunities for people living or working in the town to get around on two wheels and cut at least one weekly car journey per week. For more details go to the Eco Bicester website.

Brompton Dock in Oxford

Brompton Bike Hire has 40 folding bikes available for hire at Oxford Station.

They can be taken on public transport, even at peak times (though do be aware that if a bus is very full, it will be at the driver’s discretion whether or not to let you on with the bike, as with any luggage), or folded into the boot of a car. The bikes are available for both short and long-term hire and are ideal for commuter, business and leisure use.

To hire a bike you must first become a member online by registering at You can then reserve a bike online or by text message.

You can also hire a bike by text at the dock.

Last reviewed
03 November 2017
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