January 2021

Cargo Bikes

  • See also our e-bike page, with our Why E-bike?  factsheet
  • For pictures and reports on some spokes-supported cargobikes see end of this page

Spokes Cargobike support grants

Spokes is keen to see more cargobikes in Edinburgh and the Lothians towns, to demonstrate that environmentally positive methods of distribution are possible – and are coming!  Thanks to generous donations from our members we are pleased to offer grants to local community organisations (and very small businesses) to assist with the cost of buying a cargo bike.

Subsequently our initiative was spotted by a philanthropist who has gave us a substantial donation, enabling us to up the sums offered and also institute a one-off offer [now closed] to Spokes members wanting a family cargobike.

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How to apply
  • Read our information sheet  [pdf]
  • Complete the application form [rtf format, so it can be completed in most WP packages].
  • Email the completed form to   spokes AT spokes.org.uk
  • Suggested artwork [pdf] for credit on cargobike.  If used as a sticker, then, depending on desired final size, this can be printed on A4 adhesive vinyl to produce 2 stickers 216 wide by 102mm deep.  High quality stickers for use on vehicles are available locally here… www.fhmcdsigns.co.uk/contact-us

Family cargobike Spokes offers

Cargobikes – background info, contacts, etc

Spokes initiatives/articles related to cargobikes

Spokes-supported cargo bikes: pictures, grant amounts, user reports

2020: £1500, Lauren’s family Long Steps cargobike at Cramond [report] 2020: £1000, Untitled Oats, Urban Arrow XL [report]
2020: £1000, Lothian Cycle Training – returning from a Dr Bike session [report] 2020: £1500, Josie & family Urban Arrow cargobike [report]


2020: £1493, Joanna & Miles’s Christiana cargo bike  [report]


2020: £1500, Veronica & Casey’s Urban Arrow cargobike [report]

Green Team cargobike 2020: £1500, Green Team Nihola cargobike [report1] [report2]


2020: £1117, Eddie & Vicki’s Helios tandem with cargo conversion kit fitted [report]


2019: £500, Bikes for Refugees, urban arrow cargobike

2019: £500, Hazel with Nihola family cargo trike

2018: £500, Hearty Squirrel cargobike

2018: £500, Food Sharing Hub…  Urban Arrow cargobike

We didn’t ask for reports for early grants, but here are further details…