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Electric bike scheme launches

The University is a partner in Edinburgh's first electric bike sharing scheme, eCycle, with eight bikes available for free use by staff.

Electric bike scheme launches

The scheme offers the use of electrically assisted bicycles as an enjoyable and healthy alternative to using cars, taxis and buses for work-related journeys.

The bikes are available at locations in the Central Area and at Little France. Users will be provided with a lock, panniers, high-visibility vest and helmet.

How to book

Bike bookings can be made via the Outlook calendar system.

Staff must first register with the scheme and attend a practical induction course.

Launch and partnerships

The eCycle scheme was officially launched by three members of the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Cycling and Russell Imrie, Chair of South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran), which supports the scheme.

The University is a member of the Edinburgh Further and Higher Education Transport Group, alongside Edinburgh College, Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University, Scotland’s Rural College and Transition Heriot-Watt.

SEStran and the national cycling charity Sustrans offer strategic support to the Transport Group, and SEStran provided a £25,000 match-funding grant for the procurement of 28 electric bikes for the group-wide eCycle scheme.