Try before you eBike

Staff returning to work on campus this month might be giving some thought to their commute. EFM has a number of electric bikes that are available for hire to interested staff to ‘try before you bike’.

Man with an ebike stood by a concrete wall looking at his phone

This scheme allows University staff to hire an electric bike for two months at a time.

This is a great opportunity for staff who might have considered an electric bike but don’t want to take on the cost without giving it a go first.

Staff can then use the Cycle To Work scheme, accessible through The Deal, to buy their own electric bike after the trial.

The hire of the bike is free of charge, but we do ask users to put down a security deposit of £150 which will be refunded at the end of the two months, providing the bike is returned in working order.

Staff expression of interest

If you are a staff member interested in hiring an electric bike, follow the following steps:

  • Please fill in this Google form: then contact Eric Bohun (
  • Your questionnaire will be checked and if you are successful, you will be sent the Hire Agreement.
  • Please read the Hire Agreement carefully then pay the deposit on the online store (
  • Once notification of payment has been received, a date can be organised for the collection of the bike.
  • At collection, a short demonstration on how to use the bike correctly will be given, the Hire Agreement can be signed with a handover checklist.

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