Winter support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities throughout winter.

Colchester eCargo bike library


Photographs of Colchester's eCargo bikes

We have six different electric cargo bikes for hire.

Larry vs Harry eBullitt 

This bike offers a sportier ride than some others, it’s agile with a small turning circle and a lightweight frame. The eBullitt has a flatbed that can be used as it is, or with a lockable metal box. 

Blue electric delivery bike beside six cardboard boxes

Blue electric delivery bike with purpose-built front storage

Motor: Shimano Steps 6100 crank mounted 250w 
Battery: Shimano Steps 518wh
Range: up to 50 miles 
Gears: Shimano Nexus 5 speed internal hub 
Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes 
Bike weight: 28kg (15kg bike,13kg box) 
Bike dimensions: L 243cm x W 46cm x H 76cm 
Platform dimensions: L 71cm x W 46cm 
Box capacity: 145 litres 
Max total weight: 180kg (rider + load) 

Butchers & Bicycles Mk1 E 

A unique feature of the B&B is its tilting steering – lean to turn like you would riding a normal bike. This bike offers an upright riding position and a large front mounted box with a waterproof cloth cover. 

Black electric delivery bike beside six cardboard boxes

Black electric delivery bike with purpose-built front storage

Motor: Bosch Performance Line crank mounted 250w 
Battery: 2x 500wh 
Range: 15 - 50 miles (1x 500wh) 
Gears: 1x11 SRAM derailleur
Brakes: hydraulic disc brakes 
Bike weight: 49kg 
Bike dimensions: L 225cm x W 90cm x H 110cm 
Box dimensions: 90cm x 60cm x 60cm 
Max total weight: 250kg (max load in box 80kg, max rider weight 120kg) 

Carla Cargo eCarla trailer 

The eCarla can be used either as an electric assist trailer with a regular bike, or pulled along as an electric assist hand cart. This trailer has a HUGE flatbed and the sky’s the limit with what you can carry!  

Black electric delivery bike beside a number of cardboard boxes

Three-wheeled yellow bike trailer

Motor: Front wheel brushless Bafang hub motor 
Battery: 480wh
Range: 12-20 miles
Gears: n/a 
Brakes: Disc brake with mechanical overrun 
Trailer weight: 45kg 
Trailer dimensions: L 230cm x W 95cm x H 75cm 
Platform dimensions: L 165cm x W 65cm (1.5m3 loading volume) 
Max total weight: 150kg as trailer, 200kg as hand trolley 

Riese & Muller Packster 40 

The smallest eCargo bike in our library, the R&M 40 has a very similar ride to a normal bike with a smaller cargo area (either with a box or as a flatbed). There’s still plenty of room to carry bulky items though. This is a great bike for nipping around town. 

Black and red electric delivery bike beside cardboard boxes

Black and red electric delivery bike with front storage

Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX Gen 2 crank mounted 250w 
Battery: 500wh 
Range: 25-95 miles 
Gears: Shimano Deore 10 speed derailleur 
Brakes: Hydraulic disc brake 
Bike weight: 30kg 
Bike dimensions: L 223cm x W 62cm x H 115cm 
Platform dimensions: L 42cm x W 48cm 
Max total weight: 160kg 

Urban Arrow Cargo L Flatbed/softbox 

One of our biggest eCargo bikes, the Cargo L really is Large! The enormous flatbed can be used as it is, or with a waterproof soft box attached. Don’t be put off by its size though, it still has a very smooth ride. 

Black electric delivery bike beside several cardboard boxes

Black electric delivery bike with large front storage

Motor: Bosch Performance Line crank mounted 250w 
Battery: 500Wh 
Range: 20-75 miles 
Gears: Enviolo Cargo internal hub gears 
Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes 
Bike weight: 50kg 
Bike dimensions: L 274cm x W 70cm x H 110cm 
Platform dimensions: L 74cm x W 60cm 
Max total weight: 275kg total (bike + rider + load) 

Urban Arrow Cargo L Hard case 

One of our biggest eCargo bikes, the Cargo L really is Large! This version has a large metal lockable storage box. Don’t be put off by its size though, it still has a very smooth ride. 

Motor: Bosch Performance Line crank mounted 250w 
Battery: 500Wh 
Range: 20-75 miles 
Gears: Enviolo Cargo internal hub gears 
Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes 
Bike weight: 67kg (50kg bike, 17kg box) 
Bike dimensions: L 274cm x W 70cm x H 110cm 
Box capacity: 260 litres 
Box dimensions: 100/68cm x 55cm x 65cm (71x46cm opening size) 
Max total weight: 275kg total (bike + rider + load) 
 

Page last reviewed: 24 November 2020