Why be a Bike Buddy?

​​If you're passionate about making cities more bicycle-friendly, one of the best thing you can do is to be the change and help others to experience their city on two wheels.


The more people on bikes the safer it becomes to cycle, and since fear and uncertainty are often the biggest barriers, offering a guiding wheel and a friendly face to set someone on their way can be invaluable. Who knows, you might even make a new friend!

Photo: © Tally Ho Cycles

What's a Bike Buddy?

Bike Buddies are Cycle Superheros!

Bike Buddies are experienced, friendly local cyclists who want to help others discover the freedom and joy of the bicycle by sharing their time and local knowledge - safe and scenic routes, good places to lock your bike, local bike shops and convenient coffee and ice cream stops to refuel!

Photo: © J Bewley/Sustrans

What's in it for me?

Apart from that warm fuzzy feeling that you are actively helping to make your city more bicycle and people friendly, we are working with partners to offer some great perks for being part of the Bike Buddies community - these might include:

  • Discounts with bike shops

  • Discounts on cycle insurance

  • Rewards for based on how many people you successfully buddy up with

How does it work?
How does it work?

Sign up

Tell us a bit more about your experience, location and why you want to be a Bike Buddy

We'll match you

We'll notify you when a fledgling cyclist is looking for a Bike Buddy in your area

Help others find their way

Meet your Bike Buddy!

Arrange to meet up with your Fledgling, get rolling and enjoy your Bike Buddy perks!