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EV cargo bike hire

We've teamed up with OurBike to provide a community e-cargo bike that will be available for hire by local businesses.

Cargo bike

As part of the Saffron Walden Clean Air project we are piloting a community e-cargo bike scheme.

About the project

OurBike is an e-cargo bike share scheme allowing residents and businesses to hire an electric cargo-bike by the minute.

How it works

The OurBike can be booked through the app for just £3 an hour!

Each OurBike is assigned to a local business (called a host) who make sure the OurBikes remain ready for action for their local community. In Saffron Walden the ourbike can be found in the Market Place.

Find the Market Place on a Google map

Residents and businesses can hire the bike for making deliveries, transporting large goods or bringing your shopping back from the market.

Hire a bike

Its easy to hire an e-cargo bike. Just download the app to start your journey.

Download the OurBike app

Download the OurBike from either the App Store if you have an Apple phone or the Play Store for phones that use Android.

You will need some photo ID such as a picture of your passport or driving licence to upload. 

You'll find full instructions on the OurBike website.

Once you are authorised you will be able to reserve, unlock and lock and pay for the bikes using the OurBike app.


Go to Waffle + Coffee

Go to Waffle + Coffee at 1-3, Market Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JZ.

If you are a new user you'll get one hour free to start or 3 hours free if you are a business.

Then the cost of using the scheme is £0.75 for each 15 minutes, that's just £3 an hour.


Start using the e-cargo bike

If you are not confident riding a cargo bike we suggest booking a training session with one of OurBike's in-house instructors or partner training providers.

To book a free session, email them details of the OurBike you would like to meet at and they will book in a session.

Book a training session


Other schemes

There are other schemes involving e-cargo bikes that have worked elsewhere.

OurBike community electric cargo bike share scheme | Lambeth Council

Giving cargo bikes a try - Porty Community Energy's Story - YouTube

Colchester eCargo bike library · Colchester City Council

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