Electric Bikes

Bookings for our ebikes can be made online through the below app. Please contact us at admin@shapinsay.org.uk if you need any help with your booking. If you have an queries, call us on 07471 751791


Monday/Friday 9am till 1pm you can pop into the Boathouse to arrange a hire, or if someone happens to be there in the afternoon.

Please contact the ebike phone number or email in advance for weekend bookings as emails are not checked over the weekend.

Our ebikes are available to hire for £15 per day for up to a maximum of 3 days. Our non-electric bikes are available to hire for £5 per day for up to a maximum of three days.

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SDT, through Energy Savings Trust, were able to purchase 6 electric bikes and one electric trike. We also have 2 children’s bikes that are not electric, a child’s seat for the back of a bike and a tag along trailer that hooks onto the back that can take up to 2 children.

You will be provided with a helmet and high vis and are expected to wear these as part of the hire agreement. There will be a contract to sign on arrival. These bikes are checked over regularly, but if you have any problems, please report them to the person hiring out the bikes. If you have any issues while on the road, please contact the office number (01856 711733)

Electric bikes are capable of doing everything a normal bike can do and more. The adult e-bikes will assist you up to 15.5 mph and any speed past that point will be up to your leg power alone. You can explore Shapinsay in a fraction of the time, without the same strain on your legs! These are road bikes so please stick to roads to avoid damaging them.