Service live from 24th April 2022
Friday to Friday
We have been working away through the winter months to link with funders to raise the monies needed to create our own community ebike hire scheme here in Oldmeldrum
Our new summer season begins on Saturday 23rd April at the Meldrum Day event. You will be able to book the bikes online from Saturday onwards.
For summer 2022 we are offering 7 days hire Friday to Friday for just £25. We will also offer concessions on request – just contact us if you require this.
We will require a brief feedback report of your usage during the hire period and hope that participants will be willing to consider volunteering to help us develop the project further.
This project is an innovation by
Meldrum Paths Group
Hiring an E-Bike
We have a number of e-bikes available for hire. Hires will include helmets and puncture repair kits.
Step-Through commuter type bikes. Suitable for mainly road use.
Hard-Tail eMTBs suitable for both road and moderate trail rides.
Hires will be charged at £25 per week.
Bikes will be available to adults only (18+).
We will offer concession prices on request. If you feel you need this just ask.
Customers will be met and handovers completed outdoors. Covid-19 rules, social distancing etc will be observed. All equipment will be cleaned and disinfected between hires
To hire your bike scroll down and keep reading.
Its really easy to use.
Our Ebikes are really easy to use. We will provide safety equipment and a charger and show you how to use them.
There is a simple hire agreement and identity check (Photo ID preferred) and you will need to be able to store the bikes securely and use the provided locks when not in use.
Where can I go?
We really want you to use the bikes to replace car journeys and also to increase your outdoor activity. Consider using one to commute to work or for other essential journeys such as shopping. Its great to use them for leisure as well 🙂 The battery will take care of the hills for you!
If you are still unsure we can organise an accompanied ride for your first go.
Our scheme is all about encouraging sustainable local active travel and leaving the car at home for relatively short journeys and leisure rides.
Who can hire?
The bikes are available to adult (18+) residents of Oldmeldrum, Bourtie and the surrounding local area.
We prefer that hires will be collected and returned by riding the bikes. We want you to ride them away and back.
If you plan to transport the bikes by car you will need a towbar mounted bike rack rated to carry ebikes – they are too heavy for roof bars or boot mounted racks.
We expect that you will have sufficient cycling ability to ride the bikes on quieter roads and trails. We also expect that you will follow the highway code when riding the bikes.
We will provide lights, charger, repair kit and a helmet. You should provide your own cycle clothing including hi-vis if necessary. We will also provide a lock which you must use to secure the bike to an immovable object when you are not using the ebike.
See here for the full conditions of hire
This project is about helping you to experience using an e-bike at an affordable price. E-bikes really can help you to leave the car at home. Use it for necessary journeys.
A leisure ride, commuting by bike, a trip to the shops, a local journey, a delivery.
E-bikes are also great fun and make it possible for people of different abilities to cycle safely together for leisure. While you will still have to pedal, the hills are much less of a problem thanks to the battery and motor assist.
If your partner is already a cyclist you’ll be able to keep up or even overtake them on the hills!
The range is in excess of 50km per charge.
Information and Research
Our project began back in April 2021 with a 4 week trial. It really helps us if you are able to provide information about your experience of using our bikes. Our funders will want to know how our project is progressing and your feedback is essential.
We will ask you to provide a few details about your plans for the bike and your arrangements for looking after it during the hire.
We may also ask you to keep a diary of your journeys or fill in a short questionnaire about how you used the bike. This will help us to shape the project for the future.