If you’re ready to embrace active travel by electric bike, cargo or adapted cycle, there are many ways to purchase or try one out.
A good place to start is to by reading buyer guides, such as this one from Sustrans. You could also visit your local retailer to discuss your needs. Some retailers offer an option to try out the bike before buying it.
If you think an electric bike might be right for you, but you’re worried about the upfront cost, many bike share schemes include ebikes. Use CoMoUK’s map to find electric bikes on your public bike share scheme. If there are no publicly available bike share schemes in your area, ebikes might be available through a local group.
Many employers also offer access to the Cycle to Work scheme, which could save you up to 40% on an electric bike and accessories. Have you checked if your workplace has a pool ebike available for employee use?