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 hire at £2.50.  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 are familiar with our terms and conditions before making a 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.