Electric bikes (e-bikes) are bicycles fitted with an electric motor that provides an 'assist' whilst you are cycling. You still have to pedal but the motor makes it easier to tackle those big hills, like Preston Road or Manse Road, or to take on longer bike rides, such as a jaunt to the Kelpies, with ease.
We have a fleet of electric bikes allowing us to offer you a 'try-before-you-buy' service, if you're thinking about buying an electric bike, or if you just want to borrow a bike for fun. We have three adult bikes that range in size and are always looking to add more bikes to our fleet.
2 x Raleigh Motus Grand Tour (large - suitable for riders from 5' 7")
1 x Raleigh Motus Grand Tour (small - suitable for riders to 5'7")
We picked these specific bikes as they have no crossbar, which makes it easy to get on and off them, whatever your age or mobility.
We'll supply you with a helmet, lights, lock, and high vis jacket. We also have a range of different panniers and baskets that you can borrow too - from laptop carrying cases to pannier bags and detachable shopping baskets.
Please note, we're not a bike trader/shop - so don't sell bikes or accessories - we have received funding from Energy Saving Trust Scotland and Transport Scotland to be able to deliver low cost electric bike hire in Linlithgow. However, we can always point you in the direction of both e-bike shops and bike shops in the town if you're looking to buy a bike or accessories, and can also point you in the direction of interest free electric bike loans.
To Hire a Bike
The e-bikes are available at any time (as long as they're not already booked out). If you would to hire one of our e-bikes then please contact us on 01506 844182 / firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sizing and requirements and availability. Alternatively, pop in to our base at Unit 5, Braehead Road, Linlithgow, EH49 6EP. Find us directly opposite Linlithgow Rose Football Club.
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
* A valid debit or credit card
Please note that to hire a bike you must be over 16. The bikes also have a weight limit of 21 stone, so regrettably we cannot hire bikes out to those over 21 stone.
Electric Bike Hire Costs
We have a simple pricing structure:
* £7.50 for a half day's hire (up to four hours)
* £15 for a full day's hire (up to 7.5 hours)
* £30 for a weekend hire (Friday to Monday morning)
Please note the bikes can only be picked up and dropped off Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4:30pm.