Plymouth Bike Hire

20 electric bikes complement an existing hire fleet of over 60 bikes aimed at leisure rides starting from Coypool Park & Ride in Plymouth. Since the launch in Easter 2016, the 20 electric bikes have been hired 79 times cycling 677 miles.

Bike bus

The site is well located to ‘cycle the city, coast and moor’,  with popular routes leading on to off-road trails in to Dartmoor National park, along Drake’s Trail along the beautiful Plym Valley or heading to Plymouth’s waterfront by Saltram House.

Aiming to inspire and serve those who might not think cycling is for them, Plymouth Bike Hire offers a try-before-you-buy deal for Raleigh, Juicy and Kudos electric bikes, the cost of hire is deducted from the purchase price.

Plymouth Bike Hire have teamed up with Donkey Republic to offer bike share on your smart phone. Bikes are available in the City Centre from the Greedy Pig Restaurant, find out more on Donkey Republic or download the app for IOS or Android. See Plymouth Bike Hire website for more details.

3 wheeled adult trikes and tandems are also available, the Bike Bus doubles as a cafe serving refreshments.

Case studies

Plymouth e-bike rider feedback:

“Fantastic! An amazing ride – 30 years since I last rode a bike.”

“We are definitely going to buy a pair of Ebikes from Raleigh”.

One lady’s experience of a Plymouth Bike Hire e-bike:

One particular lady accompanied by her husband has hired an e-Bike on 4 occasions.  The first time she explained how she was recovering from cancer.  On each occasion she has thoroughly enjoyed the ride and has definitely gained in fitness and health.  On her 5th visit she decided to hire one of our regular bikes and was very pleased with how well she managed.  explaining on return that she had completed a particular trip which we could tell her was a 14-mile roundtrip!  She is coming back this weekend and is talking about buying a bike as she enjoys it so much.  She described how following her illness she never thought she would be able take part in such a physical activity ever again.

Bikeplus is the UK representative body for bike sharing which aims to optimise the benefits of cycling by supporting the emergence of the effective widespread availability of pooled bikes.

About bike share


Shared Electric Bike Programme


Bike share map