Help with the cost of a bike

Two people cycling along a cycle path

To help more people in Scotland choose cycling instead of the car for shorter journeys, the Scottish Government has made funding available. If you live in Scotland, find out more about an interest-free loan to help you buy an electric bike.

People walking and cycling along a path

The interest-free eBike loan is repaid over 4 years and entitles households to:

  • Two ebikes to the value of £3000 each
  • One family cargo or ecargo bike to the value of £6000
  • One adapted cycle (value assessed on a case-by-case basis)

To apply for an eBike loan, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or visit www.

You could also ask your work if they offer a tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme to help with the cost of buying a bike. This can cut the cost by up to 40%. If your work doesn’t already offer it, you could encourage them to sign up!


That's how much the Cycle to Work Scheme can cut the cost of buying a bike

Cyclist on a road

Or you’ll find plenty second-hand for sale online or even for free at FreecycleScotland Cycle Repair also provide free repairs and maintenance for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it.

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme helps with the cost of essential bike repairs