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Try out an ebike

We have a selection of ebikes and which can be borrowed from the hub 

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Electric Bikes

Electric bikes (ebikes) are bicycles fitted with an electric motor that provides an 'assist' to the bike's rider making hills and long distance cycling so much easier. 

Free ebike trials

Falkirk Active Travel Hub is funded by The Energy Saving Trust on behalf of Transport Scotland to provide ebikes trials for businesses and individuals across Scotland, specifically the Forth Valley area.

We have a fleet of different models of electric bikes. Ebikes are quite an expensive purchase so being able to test different types before making a decision is obviously beneficial. We have ebikes that range in both size and type of bike. 

How to try out an ebike

If you would to try one of our ebikes then please contact us to discuss sizing and requirements. In order to try out a bike, you will also need to provide us with the following documentation:

  • Current photographic ID such as driver licence or passport
  • A recent utility bill with your address on it

**By law we cannot loan ebikes to anyone under 14

Our bikes

We have the following adult** bikes available for people wanting to try out an ebike.  Please note that the sizes are given as a guide only.  

Emu Foldaway 

  • Hub drive foldaway electric bike
  • Folds down for easy storage at home or at work and for easier transportation
  • Suitable for people from 5’ 4” to 5’ 9” in height
  • Battery and charging port are located in the seatpost
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Shimano Nexus 3 gear hub and cable disc brakes
  • 250w motor (front hub)
  • Range is 12-20 miles (5.2 Ah battery) or 18 – 30 miles (6.8 Ah battery) per charge
  • Price is between £999 and £1099 depending on configuration
  • https://www.emubikes.com/product/emu-mini-in-black-with-battery/

 

 

 

 

Cube Touring Hybrid 400 

(Callan 46cm/medium small & Clyde 52cm medium)

  • Comfortable multi-purpose bike for on-road and light off-road use
  • Callan is suitable for people 5’ 4” and taller and Clyde is suitable for people 5’ 6” and taller
  • Battery is situated in the downtube. Can be charged in-situ via port.
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Bosch Active Plus motor (250 watt)
  • Bosch PowerPack 400
  • Shimano Altus 9 speed gears
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Range around 70 miles in Eco mode
  • Price is around £1600
  • https://www.cube.eu/en/2019/e-bikes/trekking/tour/touring/cube-touring-hybrid-one-400-blacknblue-2019/

Ridgeback Electron Di2 

(Callendar – 46cm/medium)

  • Comfortable step-thru with an automatic gearing system paired to the pedal assist
  • Callendar is suitable for people 5’ 4” to 5’ 8”
  • Battery is situated in the rear rack. Requires removal to charge.
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Shimano STEPS E5000 motor (250w)
  • Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Shimano Nexus rear gear hub
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Range is around 70 miles in Eco mode
  • Price is around £2400
  • https://www.ridgeback.co.uk/bike/electron-di2-2020

Bergamont E-Horizon N7 

Bergamont E-Horizon N7 (Phoenix – Size Large)

  • Comfortable hybrid/commuting electric bike
  • Largest of our ebike fleet suitable for people 5’ 8" or taller
  • Battery is situated in the downtube. Can be charged in-situ via port.
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Bosch Active Plus motor (250 watt)
  • Bosch PowerPack 400
  • Shimano 8 speed Nexus hub
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Range is around 70 miles in Eco mode
  • Price is around £2250
  • https://www.bergamont.com/gb/en/product/bergamont-e-horizon-n7-fh-400-wave?article=270430048

Cube Cross Hybrid 400 

Cube Cross Hybrid 400 (Cobalt 50cm & Alba 50cm)

  • Comfortable multi-purpose bike for on-road and light off-road use
  • Cobalt and Alba are suitable for people 5’3” to 5’ 6” in height
  • Battery is situated in the downtube. Can be charged in-situ via port.
  • Full charge time is 5 hours from empty
  • Bosch Active Plus motor (250 watt)
  • Bosch PowerPack 400
  • Shimano Alivio 9 speed gears
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Range around 70 miles in Eco mode
  • Price is around £1600
  • https://www.cube.eu/en/2019/e-bikes/trekking/tour/cross/cube-cross-hybrid-one-400-allroad-iridiumnblue-2019-trapeze/



Cube Reaction Hybrid SL500 eMTB (Tango – Size Small)

  

Ebike loan - funding through Energy Saving Trust

If you are considering purchasing an ebike there is a new, exciting funding opportunity available in Scotland through Energy Saving Trust. This scheme is funded by Transport Scotland (an agency of the Scottish Government). 

The ebike loan is for up to £6,000 with a repayment period of 4 years and covers the following (per household):

  • 2 x ebikes capped at £3,000 each
  • 1 x family ecargo bike capped at £6,000
  • 1 x adaptive ebike capped at £6,000

Further information can be found on the EST website.































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Emu foldaway

 

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Emu foldaway

 

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Cube touring hybrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ridgeback Electron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bergamont E-Horizon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cube Cross Hybrid 400