Free Electric Bike Loans

Now that many of us are returning to offices after working from home for a prolonged period, you might be looking at your commute in a different light.

E-bikes are a great option to replace your current traffic filled drive to work!

To experience the benefits of commuting by e-bike, Leeds City Council are offering free two week loans of e-bikes. Both fixed and folding e-bikes are available to borrow.

Benefits of electric bikes

E-bikes are accessible, easy to use and easy to charge. They can be cheaper and, depending on traffic, often quicker than driving or using public transport.

By switching to an e-bike for commuting, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help keep the city’s air clean, all while improving your fitness. Check out our post on the benefits of an active commute for more info!

Apply to borrow a bike

To take part in the scheme, you must:

  • Live in Leeds
  • Ride the e-bike to work at least 3 times a week
  • Live less than ten miles from your place of work (that’s almost all of Leeds from Thorpe Park!)

If you’re interested in borrowing an e-bike, send an email to, with the following information:

  • the journeys you intend to make
  • your name
  • your address
  • your telephone number