Who can ride a Bike Bute e-bike?

There is no upper age limit, however it is illegal to hire an e-bike to anyone below 14 years.  Bike Bute is open to all.

How fit do you need to be?

Our Raleigh Grand Motus Tour e-bikes have a low step-over frame; this means that mounting the e-bike is easier for people with lower limb health conditions.  The Bosch power-assist is designed to enable you to ride further and tackle some of the inclines as you explore our island.  For people with mobility issues that use a wheelchair, please ask about our VeloPlus companion e-bike.

I haven’t been on an e-bike before – will I receive instruction?

Yes! Our friendly staff will be there at your pick-up time, and take you through the e-bike’s functions. It’s much the same as riding a mechanical bike – only easier!

What about my height, will I find an e-bike that I can ride comfortably?

We have 3 sizes of e-bike so you are sure to find one which works for you:

Motus Electric Bike Size Guide 
Frame StyleFrame SizeMin Rider HeightMax Rider HeightMin Inside Leg LengthMax Inside Leg Length
Low Step26″ wheel (46cm)152cm


5 Ft



5ft 3”

Low Step46cm161cm


5ft 3”



5ft 10”

Low Step50cm178cm+


5ft 10”


How far will I be able to travel?

Our battery range is up to 128 miles, more than enough to take you right around the Isle of Bute.  However, there are a number of factors that can reduce that range including wind, terrain, and rider fitness.  Your e-bike will be fully charged at the start of your hire.

What other equipment can add to my experience?

Helmets are available for free and we strongly recommend wearing one.  You may wish to hire a set of panniers for £5  We have 2 trailers which are suitable for young children to be carried in which can be hired from £10 for up to 4 hours and £15 for up to 8 hours.

I am a wheelchair user, do you have an e-bike for me?

Yes, The Velo-Plus is an easy to use wheelchair transporter which enables wheelchair users to enjoy the sensation of cycling.  The Velo-Plus cycle is designed for riders who need to remain seated in their own wheelchair when cycling. It is a very sociable way for two people to cycle together.

What if I make a booking and need to cancel?

Please ensure you read our terms and conditions before booking.


What days are you open?

We are open 7 days a week, with the exception of some holidays. Check our Facebook Page for updates.