Edinburgh cycle hire scheme launches

A city-wide cycle hire scheme, Just Eat Cycles, has launched with bikes available across the University.

On 17th September, ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont and Leader of Edinburgh City Council, Adam McVey officially launched Just Eat Cycles at Edinburgh City Chambers. 

An initial 200 cobalt blue bikes are now available, growing to 1,000 by the end of the year. Users are able to unlock bikes and return them at the growing network of cycle hire points across the capital using the simple smartphone app.

Early adopters to the scheme can sign up for an annual subscription for the price of £75 (usually £90).    

Cycling is vital to the University’s commitment to reduce environmental impact and to promote wellbeing amongst staff and students. We are delighted to be an official partner of this scheme and to host some of the city’s first cycle hire points. More than 12 per cent of our University population travel by bike to their place of work or study. We hope these new facilities will encourage even more of them to take up this fun, cheap and healthy way of travelling around our city.

The University of Edinburgh has worked in partnership with scheme operator Serco and Transport for Edinburgh to house several cycle hire points across our Estate. Visit our Transport website for an up to date list of University locations. 

For the city wide list of cycle hire points and further information on the scheme visit the Just Eat Cycles website:    

September 2018