The Dalbeattie Community Ebike project provides free group cycle rides for all
abilities using electric bikes.
We aim to provide the opportunity for the community to:
  • Gain confidence on a bike
  • Learn more about ebikes
  • Practise cycling skills
  • Improve fitness
  • Explore the local area
  • Meet like minded people

What is an ebike?

An ebike has a small electric motor which assists the rider whilst pedalling up to a maximum speed of 15.5 mph.
Ebikes reduce the effort needed to pedal and are a great way to get back into cycling, improve fitness or as an alternative to using a vehicle for transport.

Who leads the rides?

Rides are lead by trained volunteers from the Dalbeattie Community Initiative.
There are opportunities to join the project as a volunteer and benefit from cycle ride leader and first aid training courses.

Where do rides take place?

Rides start and finish in Dalbeattie and using a mixture of quiet roads, cycle paths and woodland tracks.
Ride route, length and timing are matched to the aims and ability of participants. We include plenty of opportunity to rest, chat or practise cycling skills.

Is there any cost to join a ride?

No, the project is free for participants and volunteers.
The project is managed by the Dalbeattie Community Initiative and supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council, Sustrans, and Cycling UK.

How do I find out more or book onto a ride?

Please contact Tom at the Dalbeattie Community Initiative
phone 07835 821976
facebook & twitter @DCIEbike

Do I need any equipment to join a ride?

No, bikes and helmets are provided. We have a range of sizes of bike with several easy entry models.

What should I wear for a ride?

Comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for the weather conditions

Can I loan a bike from the project on a long term basis?

Our bikes are used for group rides so are not available for loan or purchase at this time.


Page updated November 2020