Mark Searle from Outspoken Cycles introduces the new Try Before You Buy e-cargo bike scheme

Many families and businesses could use e-cargo bikes as a means to reduce their carbon emissions and beat the congestion on their everyday journeys and the UK government is keen to support their uptake. Last year, Cambridge was one of 18 English local authorities which secured funding from the £2 million e-Cargo Bike Grant Fund. Outspoken Cycles was appointed by Cambridgeshire County Council to deliver a Try Before You Buy e-cargo bike scheme in Cambridge and the surrounding area. The scheme offers a range of different bikes and trikes to trial at minimal cost.

At Camcycle’s July meeting, Mark Searle, General Manager at Outspoken, explained how the scheme works and Susan Rooke from Cambridge County Council joined him to answer questions from Camcycle’s members and supporters.

The meeting also included a round-up of the latest cycling and campaigning news from our Communications and Community Officer Anna Williams.

It was originally held on our Facebook channel and is also available to view on YouTube.

The next Camcycle meeting will be held online on Tuesday 3 August, when we’ll be joined by author Hannah Ross. She’ll be speaking about her book, Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels.


Links to more information

Try Before You Buy scheme

Find out more about the e-cargo bike scheme for families and businesses and book your own low-cost loan from Outspoken Cycles.


Current consultations

Consultations that will influence cycling issues in and around Cambridge.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan
Greater Cambridge Partnership: Cycling Plus
Queen Anne Terrace Cycle Parking
Cambridge Market Square survey


Cherry Hinton Planning Application

Find out more about the planning application for a new logistics hub and country park near Cherry Hinton.
(Reference no: 21/02326/FUL)


Local authority news

Combined Authority backs action on climate
Greater Cambridge Partnership votes to progress with busways


Summer issue of Camcycle magazine

Cycling and campaign news, plus articles on ‘Everyday Cycle Chic’. Everything from addressing barriers to cycling to carrying dogs on bikes!


Camcycle events

Find out more information on upcoming Camcycle meetings and social events.