Hire a cargobike
**New!** We now offer £5 off hires for members of Cyclefox. Check out our page there!
**New!** Hires are now available for pick-up and return on the same day for a NEW reduced price. See 'return-same-day' prices below. Please note, for Saturday same-day hires, you must return the vehicle by 5pm (earliest hire pick-up on Sat is 10am). We don't open on Sundays.
**Also new!** We are now making our electric assist models available for hire on the return-same-day shift only. You won't be able to re-charge the battery during your hire, and it's best if you don't let it run all the way down... but they will now be available! There is a +£15 extra charge - please see table of prices below. There is limited availablity, but give us a go!
If you’re looking to hire a cargobike to carry out a task, have fun with the kids for a weekend, or just try out a cargobike properly before deciding to buy one, you’ve come to the right place. You can also hire flatbed trailers from us (for carrying cargo only – not people!).
If you're wanting to hire for an event such as a wedding or kids' party, or to film using the vehicle, please read our Events Service page (coming soon - email or call us). Please talk to us about your event and we'll offer you a bespoke service.
Please read all the info here and then phone us to discuss what you need: 07725 466842 email@example.com
|type of vehicle / hire length||return same day||hire up to 3 nights||hire up to 8 nights|
|Trike||£30 +£15 for e-assist||£50||£100|
|2-wheeled cargo bikes (Long and Short)||£25 +£15 for e-assist||£40||£80|
|Carry Freedom flatbed trailer||£20||£25||£35|
For all hires we also ask for £80 deposit, which is refunded when everything is satisfactorily returned. Read more about our deposit system (coming soon - see below for the time being).
You would need to make an appointment slot both for pick-up and returning. Normally you'll be picking it up and dropping it back yourself. In rare cases we can do that for you, but we would need to charge an extra fee for that, dependent on circumstances.
Current opening hours are:
|Monday||8:30am – 6pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am - 6pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am – 6pm|
8:30am - 6pm
|Friday||8:30am – 6pm|
|Saturday||10am - 5pm|
|Sunday||closed - no hire returns|
Remember that you must make an appointment first. With some notice, other hours may possibly be arranged.
We currently have four different cargobikes for hire. We have a Trike (3 wheels), a Long 2-wheeler, a Short 2-wheeler, and a Short 2-wheeler with electric-assist. All are the Azor Bakfiets brand. Information about trailers is further below.
Bakfiets Trike - please note that this is a generic photo; the trike you hire will be the same model but may have a different coloured frame, cover, etc.
Bakfiets Long 2-wheeler - please note that this is a generic photo; the bike you hire will be the same model but may have a different coloured frame, cover, etc.
Bakfiets Short 2-wheeler - please note that this is a generic photo; the bike you hire has an optional raintent like the others. It will be the same model as shown but may have a different coloured frame etc.
They come with locks, covers for the boxes and covers for the whole bikes. You can also borrow baby-carrying equipment for free as part of the hire. You may need to provide your own lights depending on the model – please discuss with us first.
Please note, electric assist options are only available for return-same-day hire, unless you are intending to buy that vehicle from us, in which case please disucss first for a longer e-assist hire. You can also arrange to try out our electric assist options in the streets and parks around our premises.
If you go on to buy any cargo bike from us within 6 months, we will take your hire costs off the purchase price, so that your hire(s) will effectively be free of charge (usually up to a value of £150).
The bikes are insured against theft and malicious damage and third party liability for the ‘driver’.
For use by your business you'd need to email us a copy of your public liability business insurance (just a photo of the front page would do). Or you will need to sign a disclaimer saying you will only use it for personal use, not business - and you must only use it for personal use.
We have two flatbed CarryFreedom trailers for hire, the Large and the Small, for carrying cargo only. Please note: they must not be attached to the back wheel hub of the Bakfiets cargobikes! You attach them to your own bike, at the rear wheel hub using the attachment that comes with the trailer.
We are based on Powerscroft Road, E5; full address details are given once an appointment is made.
To make a booking:
Check out the details about each bike and phone us to discuss your requirements 07725 466842 and to book firstname.lastname@example.org. You will usually need to transfer the hire fee in order to secure your appointment (so that we avoid cancellations and no-shows) – we will send you details about this. On the day of hire bring cash per bike/trailer for the refundable deposit.
Ts & Cs
- You must tell us what you'll be using the vehicle for when enquiring about hire. 'Normal' use is for families with their own kids (or related/close friends); moving items that won't make an awful mess inside the cargobike; or try-before-you-buy. Outside those, we have a bespoke Events Service for events such as weddings and for filming.
- We don't normally advise carrying adults inside the cargobike unless they are sitting on the floor of the box (e.g. on a cushion!), not on the flip-up seats, which are designed for children. We can advise for your Event / filming work.
- Whoever is going to be driving the bike/trike must come to the safety briefing when picking it up.
- Normally, we don't expect the vehicle to be passed around a bunch of different drivers, much like with a hire car.
- If CarryMe Bikes has to cancel the hire before your pick-up for any reason that’s not your fault then we’ll refund the whole of your monies. (We’ll ask for your account details for a transfer.)
- If you have to cancel your hire less than 24 hours before before pick-up then we will have to keep £20 of your hire fee. If we are able to rent it out to someone else during your hire timeframe then we will refund you, less a £10 admin fee.
- You will need to bring £80 cash as a deposit when you pick-up your hire item.
- You must bring the hire item back in a clean and fully functioning condition and including all the accessories, on the date and time agreed in advance. Please don't drill holes in the box (yes, this has happened!) or otherwise meddle with the cargobike. Otherwise, we may have to keep some or all of your deposit.
- These Ts&Cs are not exhaustive and we reserve the right to add more!
- Despite all of the above.....you must have fun!