Eddington Cycle Loan Scheme
Update: 29 June 2020
Eddington Cycle Programme is resuming again from 9 July with Covid-19 social distancing measures in place.
We are releasing further dates for Dr Bike and Cycle Loan Sessions over the coming days.
We’ve selected some great bikes to meet a variety of needs that you can borrow for a whole month for just £10.
What’s more, if you love the bike, you’ll have the chance to buy it at the end of the loan period for a discounted rate and even spread the cost over 6 months or more.
It’s super-easy to book. Just read the information below, choose a bike and any accessories you need and hit the ‘book now’ button. You’ll be asked to choose a date and time to collect the bike and we will then send a confirmation email with details of the venue (on Eddington campus) and what to bring.
We also offer the scheme from our offices on Cowley Road in north Cambridge, Monday-Friday, if you can’t make any of the dates. Get in touch at the link below to arrange a time.
If you need any help or advice before booking, feel free to get in touch and we’ll answer any queries you have.
PLEASE NOTE: The scheme is currently only available to non-student residents of Eddington and is only available on a one time use basis i.e. the rental can not be extended for longer than one-month.
When you sign up you’ll book a 20-minute handover slot which will take place on Eddington where we will handover the bike and accessories. Our friendly team will show you how to use the bike and answer any questions. You’ll need to sign and agree to the cycle loan agreement
The bikes come with locks, lights and panniers as well as a helmet if you require. We’ll equip you with a local map of the city so you can see where all the cycle routes are and you’ll be free to ride away and enjoy for a month!
Get in touch available bike pricelist and information on repayment costs with our interest free finance options.
Throughout the loan period we’ll send information on great local cycle routes, tips and advice on cycling and let you know about the options at the end of the loan period.
At the end of the month, you’ll need to bring the bike back. You’ll be offered to buy it at a discounted rate (though you’re under no obligation) or if it wasn’t quite right, we can point you in the direction of alternative designs depending on your needs.
In the meantime we hope see you out on the cycle paths of Cambridge before long!
What bikes are available for the Eddington Cycle loan scheme?
We have a limited number of available on a priority basis to those who have to travel more than four miles and/or who have particular need of a powered bike. We use the excellent Gazelle Orange model which has a powerful and smooth Bosch motor, ensuring hills and distance are no barrier!
Electric cargo bike – long
We have a couple of which are the most popular cargo bikes in Cambridge. They have a lovely balance and are really easy to use. Recommended if you are regularly carrying children and/or cargo!
The is designed just outside Cambridge by the fantastic Circe cycles and is perfect for children. Its 20″ wheels means it’s really compact, super light and there’s enough range on the seat post for it to be suitable for 3 year olds and up. We’ve got special crank adaptors for small people.
Brompton folding bike
Choose a folding bike, if you regularly need to get to the station or put your bike in the car for a part of the journey. We use bikes which are world renowned for being the quickest, simplest and all round best in the market.
Budget City Bike
Our and City Bikes are not part of the loan scheme but are available to purchase at any time (with or without the loan). For £299 the bikes are a great budget way to get a bike with commuting necessities like mudguards and a rack included.
What children’s bikes & accessories are available?
If you need to drop off a small child on the way to work, then we can have your loan bike set up with a decent quality child seat – children really love being on the bike. Our have been safety tested and come with a kitemark.
This child bicycle seat is only suitable for carrying children with a maximum weight of 22 Kg (and children with recommended ages ranging from 9 months to 5 years of age – with the weight as the decisive variable).
We have bike trailers available which are suitable for children aged just a few months up to around 5 years old. These trailers also double as a buggy so perfect if you need to head in to town to the shops for example. There’s a really easy hitch for quick change over and a special sling harness to ensure safety of your precious cargo.
The manufacturers recommended maximum height is 117cm, and maximum carrying capacity of 45kg (i.e. total of all children and luggage)
Our lightweight are brilliant for children of all ages. Their hybrid design makes them great for commuting to school and exploring out into the country side.
A lovely lightweight – the perfect way to start your life of cycling, building confidence and developing the key life skill of balance.
Please note: we don’t have a permanent office or workshop in Eddington. Our staff will only be in Eddington on dates and times listed in the Eddington Cycling Programme pages.