want to try an e-bike?

  • Taking the risk out of buying
  • Getting as many people onto bikes as possible
  • Cutting the number of short car journeys
  • Addressing road safety concerns

Community e-bike LOAN

Gill Thomas @ Mouse About Town

Transition Stroud and social enterprise The Bike Drop are working together to run three e-bike loan pilot projects across Stroud district in collaboration with the many Climate Action Networks, community groups and cycling enthusiasts in our region. These pilots are affordable e-bike loan hubs that are run by local communities to help more people decide whether they would like to make the switch from car to e-bike. You can reserve one for yourself on our booking site.


We’re delighted to announce our community partners for our new e-bike loan pilot projects, due to be launched in time for April and the summer cycling season:

Together, we are running e-bike loan hubs in Minchinhampton, Stonehouse and Brimscombe, with more pick-up options and locations planned in future.

**Our first hubs in Minchinhampton and Brimscombe are now open, with the others coming soon** You can reserve an e-bike on our on online booking site here.

Get involved

All three partners are open to taking on new local volunteers to help the scheme run smoothly. Email us to volunteer with one of our community groups.

loan a bike out

Our first e-bikes should be ready to book by April – booking will be available here on the Transition Stroud website, along with guidance on how to look after it at home. Email us to get on the waiting list, and we’ll let you know as soon as bookings go live. We’ll be asking for donations to help us cover the cost, as we want to keep this service running on a sustainable basis.


This project is being run by Transition Stroud and The Bike Drop in collaboration with our community partners. We are very grateful for the financial support of Stroud District Council’s Active Travel fund, The National Lottery Community Fund (distributed by Transition Together), Brimscombe & Thrupp Parish Council, MinchCAN and Stonehouse Town Council.

For an introduction to the project and our key proposals, please see these presentation slides from our November 2023 information event (links to video recording).