E-Bike projects

E-bike and Scooter trials in St. George’s Square. Bikes operated by Legacy Ride

Try an E-bike for employees loan and purchase scheme:

E-bikes offer a Covid-safe, cheap, healthy, low-carbon alternative for commuters.

Our scheme enables employees to find out if an e-bike would suit their travel needs over the longer term. We offer them a free 2 weeks hire to get used to an e-bike.

EPIKS delivers this in partnership with Manchester Bike Hire (MBH) who have been running schemes for an NHS trust and a university.

Employer support

Responsibility for the scheme will rest with the operator (us) not the employer, who would need to offer safe on-site parking for e-bikes.

We are interested to talk to “bike-friendly employers” willing to offer this option to employees. We are exploring opportunities to get this scheme operational in the spring.

We have had positive expression of support from Kirklees Council. We are hoping for matching funding support from West Yorkshire Combined Authority through the City Connect programme.

How the E-bike scheme works

A small fleet of new e-bikes, in a mix of sizes and designs, will be available starting from Spring 2021. The bikes will be provided with locks, insurance, panniers and optional training as well as advice on helmet purchase.

Employees will have use of the bike free of charge for the first 2 weeks. After that the bike is charged at about £25 per week, depending on model.

After 2 weeks the staff member can

  • continue to hire the bike for up to a total of 3 months
  • simply hand the bike back. It will be offered to the next staff member on the waiting list, again with the first 2 weeks rent-free.
  • acquire a brand new e-bike through an accredited Cycle 2 Work provider (via “salary sacrifice”).

Contact us for further details.