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Harwell Campus Bicycle Loan Scheme - Now including electric bikes

Harwell Campus Bicycle Loan Scheme - Now including electric bikes

The Harwell Campus Bicycle Loan Scheme is available to all campus occupiers to use free of charge and to hire, you simply need to download and register on the Donkey Republic App, available on Android or iOS.

We are very excited to announce that the loan scheme now includes electric bikes. Please download instructions on how to use them here

Whether you're running late for a meeting on the other side of campus, feeling in a fitness frenzy on your lunch hour or just fancy a little ride around campus - the loan scheme system is perfect for those who need a set of wheels. 

The bicycles can be found at the following locations: 

  • Quad 1 cycle shelter (including 1 x electric bike)
  • Zephyr cycle shelter (including 1 x electric bike)
  • STFC Reception cycle hoops
  • Curie Avenue shopping centre cycle hoops (1 x electric bike) 
  • HQ between A and C (including 1 x electric bike) 

The Bicycle Loan Scheme is easy to use. Simply download the Donkey Republic app (available on both Android and iOS) and register a new account using your company email address. You will be prompted to input credit/debit card information and you will not be charged unless you exceed the free 48-hour period. 

And that's it! 

Unlock the bike using your phone and remove the horseshoe lock, as indicated on your phone's display. You have up to 48 hours of cycling free of charge, however, should you want to keep the bicycle for longer than 48 hours, you will be charged a small fee for extended rental periods (fees can be found in the Donkey Republic app). 

When returning the bicycle, be sure to make sure it is fully secured, using the Donkey Republic app to lock the bike in place. Once locked simply tap the "End Rental" button on your phone to end the session. Failing to end the session may result in unwanted payments and will stop others from being able to use the bicycle. 

If you have any mechanical problems,  please contact Bainton Bikes: Tel: 01865 311610

For booking, locking or unlocking enquiries, please contact Donkey Republic: Email:  
Tel: 0808 178 5353