Cargo Bike Hire - Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Cargo Bike Hire

The EdFoC Urban Arrow cargo bike on hire as post wedding transport.

Cargo bike hire

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 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 an extra charge.

The bike we are currently hiring is a wee bit special, it is the Family Anniversary edition, which was launched in 2021 to mark Urban Arrow’s tenth anniversary (although due to global supply chain issues, the bike wasn’t delivered until 2022 over nine months late). This bike has a high level of specifications, which really do make it feel special. There is, however, one caveat, if the intended rider is less than 1.65 m tall, please let us know as the suspension seat post will be too high for them and we can swap it for the normal seat post which allows a lower seat position.


Newly branded Urban Arrow cargo bike


Up to four hours£17
Per day (if less than a week)£30
One week (7 days)£150
Optional extras available (request in advance required)
Additional front bench seat fitted (note the bike is fitted with a rear bench seat as standard).£7 (per hire)
Maxi Cosi Family, baby seat adapter set fitted (seat not included)£7 (per hire)
Family Rainhood in a bagFree
Delivery or collection inwith Edinburgh*£40
*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 terms of hire require 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.


    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

    How are people carried in the bike

    • The bike is fitted with a rear bench seat which is fitted as standard (see below photo) which has three-point harnesses for two children or space for one adult. A second bench seat can be fitted at the front of the box on request (see the form above).
    • Urban Arrow cargo bike front box, with bench seat for two children

    Do you have more than one bike which I can hire?

    • Sadly, at the current time, we only have the one bike available for hire.


    Where can I buy an Urban Arrow?
    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

    Edinburgh Festival of Cycling