County Council Ebike Scheme

Leicestershire County Council are working in partnership with the Department for Transport to offer Leicestershire residents training and discounts on electric bikes.

Throughout summer 2021 the county council’s safe and sustainable travel team, Choose How You Move, will be hosting events and training to those interested in purchasing an electric bike using one of the government’s discount vouchers.

These vouchers are for £300 off the cost on an electric bike and can be used in bike shops across Leicestershire.

Just like conventional bikes there are many different kinds of electric bike available, from hybrid and commuter bikes to folding bikes, cargo bikes, road and mountain bikes. Our electric bike voucher can be used towards any type of electric bike. The discount scheme can also be put towards a specialised bike if you have accessibility needs.

Before you can claim your discount, you must attend an electric bike training session hosted by our safe and sustainable travel officers. Training sessions will take place throughout 2021.

For those who would like to try an electric bike or talk to our team of cycling experts about this scheme before booking onto a training session the team are hosting a series of drop in events across the county.

Our experts will be on hand to answer any questions you have from the best bike for you, how electric bikes work, the benefits of cycling, to bike maintenance and tips on how best to ride an electric bike

Please note: Vouchers are limited and subject to availability. 

Come and see us! 

If you would like to speak to our team before signing up to a training course, would like to know more about electric bikes and even try one out we are visiting districts across Leicestershire this summer. There will also be an opportunity to get the latest cycling advice, discuss the best routes, ask our cycling experts any questions and get a FREE bike maintenance check from Dr Bike. 

The team will be at each location from 10am – 2pm: 

Blaby: Tuesday 6th July – Bouskell Park, Blaby  

Oadby and Wigston: Thursday 8th July – Bell Street, Wigston  

Hinckley and Bosworth: Saturday 10th July – The Mead, Hinckley  

Harborough: Thursday 15th July – Welland Park, Market Harborough

Charnwood: Tuesday 20th July – Sock Man, Loughborough town centre – No Dr Bike 

Melton: Thursday 22nd July – Wilton Park, Melton Mowbray  

North West Leicestershire: We unfortunately have had to cancel our event on Saturday 24th July at Snibston, please visit our Twitter and Facebook pages to keep up to date with future events. 

Training

Unfortunately, our training sessions are now at full capacity. 

Please get in contact with the team for further information, or to be put on the waiting list. 

If you would like to speak to the team about this scheme they can be contacted on choosehowyoumove@leics.gov.uk or 0116 232 3232

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