Shared Electric Bike Programme Resources

Guidance Information for Shared Electric bike Projects

1. Grants Programme and Information

Bike specification

2. Technical Note on Bike Specification

2b. Appendix on Bicycle procurement for successful projects

2c. Appendix List of Suppliers (updated)

Business planning

3. Technical Note on Business Planning and Sustainability

3b. Technical Note on Docking Stations and Self Service hire options (updated 15.7.15)


4. Marketing and Promotion of electric bikes, Paul Robison

4b. Marketing: Ideas from USA Bike Share, Antonia Roberts

4c. Marketing: Lessons from the Developing Car Clubs in England Programme, Beate Kubitz

4d. Marketing: Some key concepts – understanding your audience/tailoring your messages, Isobel Stoddart

4e. Cycle England’s Guide to Marketing for Cycling Projects.

Frequently asked questions

5. Frequently asked Questions

Event presentations

For presentation notes please see events page




OXONBIKE is a mixed fleet of 80 bikes, 22 of which are electric bikes at 14 docking stations across Oxford. The scheme connects major employment centres including the Hospitals and Universities in Headington with the city centre and Park & Ride sites, enabling business and   Read more »»

Co-bikes, Exeter

Richard Austin
Tel: 07831 566005

The UK’s first exclusively electric on-street bike share, bikes and cars are available on the same app and smart card booking platform. Members can pick up Co-bikes and Co-cars in Exeter and the Exe Estuary; at railway stations, business parks and Devon County Council, alternatively casual users   Read more »»

Eastbourne Campus, University of Brighton

Eastbourne E-Bike Launch1

The scheme provides ten electric bikes at Eastbourne railway station connecting the hilly route between the University of Brighton campus and for staff and students. An additional ten electric bikes are being offered on a 1 or 3 month loan basis on campus. Associate Professor Anne Mandy,   Read more »»

Rotherham Journey Matters

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Expansion of 70 electric bikes to the Journey Matters bike scheme offering bikes to employees and the public via a popular mobile hub, aiming to attract commuters who previously do not cycle with short loans. The scheme is running a try-before-you-buy taster to encourage long   Read more »»

Bristol Co-wheels


24 electric bikes are being managed by Co-wheels across Bristol. The Programme adds 12 bikes; 6 at University of West of England Frenchay campus 4 at Bristol City Council 2 at Avon Fire & Rescue 82 employees have used the bikes for a total of 917   Read more »»

Plymouth Bike Hire

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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. The site is   Read more »»

Compass Bikes

Photo credit: Brett Tavarez

Sustainable Ventures offer 18 Raleigh Captus electric bikes in two different contexts. The first project provides the bikes in housing developments in low income communities in the east of England and the second  project is managed by the Hook Norton Low Carbon Group in Oxfordshire.   Read more »»

New Forest PEDALL


New Forest National Park Authority and PEDALL scheme exploring the potential take up of cycling for a wider group of less able people and an all ability cycle training programme with three adapted electric bikes, these are particularly helpful on the off road gravel paths. The   Read more »»

Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Bikes


The Isle of Wight has 20 Red Squirrel Electric bikes for hire on the island’s extensive paved off road paths and stunning coastal roads. The Peugeot electric bikes are evidently visible outside staffed hubs in Newport, Ryde and directly located opposite the Red Jet Terminal   Read more »»

Outspoken Delivery, Cambridge & Norwich


Outspoken Delivery currently has 21 cargo bikes and trikes in their fleet at their Cambridge and Norwich depots, 13 of which currently have electric assist. The company is making 7 available for the Bikeplus shared electric cargo bike scheme, 4 of which can be hired   Read more »»

Hebden Bridge We:Cycle

Hebden Bridge we cycle credit After Alice project

13 electric bikes for residents, local businesses and tourists have been used for 103 journeys cycling 350 miles (April 2016 – January 2017) in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding hill top villages. The scheme is operated by the Alternative Technology Centre. Member experience feedback on electric   Read more »»

E-bike training guidance - Bikeability


The Association of Bikeability Schemes (TABS) has issued top tips and detailed guidance for riding electric bikes. This has been produced as part of the Department for Transport funded and Bikeplus managed Shared Electric Bike Programme. Download the detailed E-bike riding guidance for public Download   Read more »»