60 minutes of free cycling to celebrate Merton’s Big Sports Day

Forest eBikes, in partnership with the London Borough of Merton, is offering every Merton resident 60 minutes of free eBike use as we start our journey to become London’s Borough of Sport. Central to this is ambition is creating more low-cost and free opportunities for residents to get active – and this cost of living giveaway will make Merton the best place in the capital to hire an e-bike.

The free minutes can be claimed from today, helping residents  travel sustainably to South West London’s biggest ever community sports event: Merton’s Big Sports Day on 24 September

Residents can set up a free account with Forest. Entering the code MERTON60 into the Forest app will allow you to claim your free minutes, which you’ll have three months to use. 

Forest and Merton have set up Green Bays around the Borough so bikes do not obstruct pavements, or hinder pedestrians. 

To find out more, download the Forest app here: Android/IOS

Councillor Ross Garrod, Leader of Merton Council, London’s Borough of Sport, said, ‘This fantastic initiative from Forest means that everyone in Merton has the opportunity to try out an hour of free cycling. As we support our residents through the cost of living crisis and encourage them to become more active as part of our ambition to be London’s Borough of Sport, I hope everyone will take the opportunity to give an ebike a go.’ 

Councillor Stephen Alambritis, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability, said, ‘I’m delighted Forest are supporting our drive to help Merton residents get active. This initiative will help Merton move forward with our drive to promote active transport and become London’s Borough of Sport.’  

Alex Berwin, Forest Head of Policy, said: “It’s great to be involved in Merton’s push to become more active and sustainable. Forest ebikes are a great way to get from a to b as well as lowering barriers to entry for first time cyclists. As well as the 60 minute code, users are also able to receive 10 minutes free riding daily so hopefully Forest bikes will become easily ingrained into Merton’s transport mix.”