Following a successful trial in the Low Emission Neighbourhood last year, the Council is expanding the scheme to all residents in the Royal Borough.
Electric bikes are pedal-assisted to give you a boost up hills or when starting off from junctions.
They’re a great way to return to cycling if you haven’t cycled for a while, or if you have health conditions that make riding a regular bike tricky.
The battery that powers the motor lasts for between 50 and 80 miles, depending on battery usage, and recharges at the mains like any other battery.
On average, the cost of recharging works out at less than 15p per charge, about half as much as it costs to power your washing machine.
Where and when?
E-Z Cycle loan sessions take place twice per month:
- on the fourth Saturday of each month at Charlton Athletic FC Training Ground, Sparrows Lane SE9 2JR
- on the second Sunday of each month at The Valley stadium, Floyd Road SE7 8BL
Collection and training is between 1pm and 4pm, and drop-off the following month between 10am 12.30pm.
Professional cycling instructors will show you how the bike works, equipment you’ll be provided with, and basic skills in a safe environment, and afterwards you can receive up to four hours of free cycle skills training outside of the E-Z Cycle scheme.
The first session is on 26 January, 1-4pm, at Charlton Athletic FC Training Ground, Sparrows Lane SE9 2JR.
Loans last for one month, and you must return the e-bike to the same location that you hired it from.
You can also have the option to buy an e-bike at a discounted rate. Offers from local e-bike retailers will be available to those who sign up to the scheme via email after the loan period ends.
£10 for a month-long trial, which is only to provide insurance.
Who is eligible?
Anyone who lives, works or studies in Royal Greenwich over the age of 18.
E-Z Cycle is part of the Sharing Cities programme and the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund, and is being delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT).
020 8921 2102