E-Bike FAQ

How much does electric bike hire cost?

Hire rates vary according to length of time required:

 

Hire Period Cost for Resident     Cost for Tourist    
Hourly £2 £3.50
Half Day (6 hours) £6 * £8
Full Day (24 hours) £10 * £14
1 Week £50 £70

* HDDT Members receive £1 discount from Half Day Hire, and £2 discount from Full Day hire.

Are they available for men and women?
Yes, we have men’s and ladies versions available to hire.

 

Do I have to pedal?
Yes, the electric assistance starts when you pedal, leaving little work for you to do.

 

Does the electric cycle have different levels of assistance?
The electric bikes have three different levels of assistance: eco, normal and sport/turbo, with eco having the least and sport having the most. You also have the option to turn the electric assist off and use it as a conventional cycle.

 

Does the booking include a Helmet?

Yes it does, but both Helmet and Bike need to be returned to the Brander Office on completion of the booking. You also get a lock to keep your bike secure while you are out and about.

 

How does it work? 
The electric power is generated by a battery which is stored at the rear of the bicycle.

 

How do you charge it?
You will be provided with a battery charger when hiring your bike for long hires. The batteries are charged through mains power sockets.

 

How long does the battery take to charge?
The battery takes about 4 hours to charge.

 

How far can I cycle with a charged battery?
The distance varies from 18 miles (30km) to 50 miles (80km) depending on the conditions such as wind resistance and hill climbs. The battery also runs out quicker depending on what mode you have it in, ie. eco, normal or sport.

 

Are the bikes noisy?
No, the electric battery on the bike does not make any noise.

 

Can I use an electric cycle in the rain?
Yes, the bikes can be used in all weather conditions.

 

To make a booking please drop into the Brander Office, or call us on 01466799416, or email us on info@huntlydevelopmenttrust.net

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