How it works

The most efficient way to get around Edinburgh is on a bike. Cycle Hire bikes are primarily used for short rides and as a supplement to public transport.

First off: buy a pass

Download the app for iPhone or Android (search for just eat cycles), then sign up. There are 3 passes available:

· £1.50 for a single trip

· £3 for a multi trip pass, lasting for 24 hours from your first rental.

· For £90 you can sign up for an annual membership, valid for 365 days from purchase

For regular bikes, the first hour of a trip is included in the price of the pass, beyond that the price is £0.05 per minute.

For electric bikes the trip price is £0.10 per minute from when you unlock it until you return it.

The trip tariffs apply to all passes.

You can also sign up and buy a pass through the web site at www.edinburghcyclehire.com, but you will still need the app to use the scheme.

Find a bike

You can find the closest available bike in the app. A bike can be unlocked and returned 24 hours a day.

Unlock

Tap “unlock” in the app when you’re at a station, and take your bike within a minute.

Ride

Ride as much as you want, the app watches the time for you. For regular bikes, the first hour is included, after that you pay £0.05 per minute. For electric bikes you pay £0.10 per minute.

Return

You can return your bike to any station at any time. The closest available docks are shown in the app.

Lock the bike

At a physical station with docking points

Push the bike into the dock until it's locked. The front light will turn green and the bike will make a confirmation sound. Check for confirmation in the app, and it will also tell you a little more about your journey.

At a virtual station, or if the station is full

Park the bike on its stand and then press the ‘end my ride’ button on the app. The front light will turn blue and then you can push down the lever on the right hand side of the lock. Make sure it is all the way down and secured. If it doesn’t easily go down just wiggle the front wheel a little, it is probably touching a spoke.

You will know when the bike is locked, the front light will turn green and the bike will make a confirmation sound. Check for confirmation in the app and to see your journey details.