Cargo Bike Hire - Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Cargo Bike Hire

Cargo bike hire

For the period of the Covid-19 crisis, our Urban Arrow cargo bike is on a long term hire with the charity Streetwork helping with their work on the front line

The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling Ltd has an Urban Arrow cargo bike which is available for hire (when not in use on company business i.e. during the Festival of Cycling in June). As a social enterprise, one of our aims is to promote cycling as a form of sustainable transport. So we are making our Urban Arrow cargo bike available for hire for journeys in and around Edinburgh. When hiring the Urban Arrow you can either collect and return at an arranged time outside of The Bicycle Works, 29-30 Argyle Place, EH9 1JJ, (please note that this is just a meeting place, the Bicycle Works is an entirely separate business and is not involved with the hire of this bike) or we can arrange delivery or collection to/from other locations inwith Edinburgh for a modest extra charge.

Please note that the Urban Arrow cargo bike is currently fully booked until the end of the Covid-19 crisis, once the current crisis is over, we will be happy to take hires again.

Newly branded Urban Arrow cargo bike

The cargo bike hire comes with insurance cover from the Environmental Transport Association which includes: Theft, accidental damage and vandalism cover (subject to a £100 excess), £5 million Personal Liability cover, and bicycle breakdown cover. So you can hire our cargo bike with confidence.

Sadly this insurance cover has been discontinued. We are currently unable to offer any insurance cover for hires as we have been unable to find an alternative policy. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, all hires will be entirely at the hirer’s risk.


Up to four hours£15
Per day (if less than a week)£25
One week (7 days)£125
Optional extras available (request in advance required)
Additional front bench seat fitted£5 (per hire)
Maxi Cosi Family, baby seat adapter set fitted (seat not included)£5 (per hire)
Yepp Mini seat adapter set fitted (seat not included)£5 (per hire)
Raincover Family Rainhood in a bagFree
Delivery or collection inwith Edinburgh*£35
*If not collected and returned to standard location in Marchmont.

If you are interested in hiring the Urban Arrow cargo bike, you can either ask a question or request a booking, using the form below.

NB: As the Urban Arrow cargo bike is an e-bike, by law it can only be legally operated by persons over the age of 14 years old. However, please note that our insurance only covers riders over the age of 16 years old.


Please Note: The requested hire dates cannot be guaranteed and will be subject to availability.
Payment for the hire will be taken at the start of the hire period either by credit card or cash, please ensure you have the means to pay. Please bring some form of Government-issued photo ID (i.e. Passport, Driving Licence, ID card, etc) with you at the start of the hire.

People ask us how far you can go on a single charge? Well, that is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but as an example here is what one user manage on a single battery charge whilst making deliveries and collections across Edinburgh. Clearly the bike was being used in Eco mode with minimal e-assistance.

Illustration of how far an Urban Arrow e-cargo bike can be riden on a single battery charge


If you are interested in test riding the Urban Arrow cargo bike with a view to buying your own cargo bike, short test rides can be arranged free of charge via Laid Back Bikes (Scotland’s only Urban Arrow dealer).

Urban Arrow cargo bike family model 2015

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