Cambridge Science Park staff: e-bike hire

Cambridge Science Park Staff: Electric Bike Hire from Longstanton

From July 2nd, Cambridge Science Park is piloting a free,  electric-bike hire service. Science Park employees can quickly commute from:

  1. Longstanton Park & Ride,
  2. Along the Guided Bus route;
  3. To their offices or local meetings.

Each morning, we allocate electric-bikes on a first-come, first-served basis. However, commuters can:

  • Reserve a bike online,
  • Up to 30 days in advance,
  • Using the form below.

Please use this page to book your electric bike: Longstanton booking form

Pick-up

You can pick up an electric bike at Longstanton Park & Ride from 7am to 9am on weekdays. We provide safety helmets and high-viz vests. Riders can bring their own helmets.

Bike care

Our electric bikes include a combination lock and chain. Commuters must:

  • Lock the bike at their premises or other destination;
  • Whilst cycling, store the lock & chain in the pannier bag.

Every morning we fully charge the electric bike's battery. Our bikes's range exceeds 35 miles, so there is ample power for your return trip.

When not riding the bike, commuters must:

  • Lock the battery,
  • Take the key out;
  • Keep the key in a safe place.

The hirer:

  • Is  responsible for taking care of the bike in a reasonable and careful manner.
  • Must not allow any person to:
    • Damage the bike;
    • Cause damage wilfully;
    • Act with undue care.

Return

Each day, you must return the electric bike to Longstanton Park & Ride. We want to check the bike, and fully charge the battery.  This service is not intended to be a free, overnight, multi-day hire.

It's easier if you return the electric bike between 4pm and 7pm.

Between 7pm and 8:45pm, you:

  1. Lock the e-bike to the bike rack, using our combination lock & chain;
  2. Leave the battery lock key with the Park & Ride staff at the service counter in the terminal building.
  3. The building is open to 20:45

After 8:45pm the terminal building shuts. So you:

  1. Lock the e-bike to the bike rack, using our combination lock & chain;
  2. Keep the battery lock key;
  3. Return the key when you next use the service.
    • We have spare keys to use in the interim.

Breakdown Assistance

We provide assistance if the electric bike has a puncture or mechanical failure, and you can't complete your journey.

We'll organise a taxi to collect you and the electric bike from the nearest road access point. Just call these emergency numbers:

  • 07973 499224
  • 07971 054279

Our Plans

Cambridge Electric Transport manages this pilot, on behalf of Cambridge Science Park.

If this pilot scheme succeeds, we hope Cambridge Science Park will expand this hire service to Madingley and Milton Park et al. We also plan to develop a mobile app booking service.

Booking an Electric Bike

Please use this form, whilst we test the calendar booking functionality.

Electric Bikes from Cambridge Electric Transport for hire at Longstanton Park & Ride
Electric bike hire at Longstanton Park & Ride
Electric Bikes for hire and support at Longstanton Park & Ride
Briefing customer at Longstanton Park & Ride
Quick and easy ride from Longstanton Park & Ride to your Science Park office.
Riding electric bike along the guided bus route Longstanton to your office on Cambridge Science Park

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