Women's e-bike
Women's e-bike

Making cycling e-asier

Looking for a quick, reliable and cheap way to get around? Try out an e-cycle for free and discover a new way to travel
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What is Making cycling e-asier?

Cycling UK’s exciting new scheme, Making cycling e-asier, is funded by Department for Transport and aims to support communities across England with free skills and confidence sessions and e-cycle loans to encourage them to consider e-cycles as an active travel option for everyday journeys.

The scheme is available in communities located in Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester and Luton & Dunstable.​

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Skills and confidence sessions

If you haven’t cycled for a while, or this is the first time you’ve used an e-cycle, you can book training and support through one of our skills and confidence sessions.

These free, one-hour sessions take place in each of the Making cycling e-asier locations, where experts will be on hand to assess your skills and requirements and guide you through e-cycling to give you the confidence to get riding quickly and easily.

Our friendly team will select the best e-cycle for you to test and provide you with a helmet if you wish to wear one (or you are welcome to bring your own).

During the session you will learn:

  • How to pedal and operate the e-cycle through fun games
  • Basic maintenance checks
  • Best practice when preparing for your e-cycle journey​
  • Top tips when e-cycling on the road through interactive activities​

The session will cover some cycling skills but rest assured, there is no test, pass or fail involved. Our aim is to give you the skills and advice you need to confidently start your e-cycling journey.

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Making cycling e-asier offers free one-month loans of a wide range of electric bikes and cycles in different sizes to meet your needs, including e-bikes, non-standard e-cycles and e-cargo bikes.

With e-cycles provided by top brands, you’ll also receive accessories such as a battery charger, lights and a lock, along with expert support.

Plus, Cycling UK has you covered with our valuable membership. When you successfully sign up for a free e-cycle loan, you’re eligible for a three-month Cycling UK membership for free, providing you with excellent discounts with high street retailers and peace of mind insurance with Yellow Jersey.

Available in specific locations

Choose your nearest area to find out more about where Making cycling e-asier is currently available.

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Who can take part?
  • People over 18 years of age
  • Residents living in specified locations
  • Strictly one e-cycle loan per applicant
  • There is no need to attend an event in order to apply for a loan
Interested in finding out more about Making cycling e-asier?