TIER launches WESTcargo bikes in Bristol

February 2, 2024

  • The first two WESTcargo bikes are available for the public to rent from today through the nextbike by TIER app

  • WESTcargo bikes must be returned to the parking bay they are rented from and cost £1 to unlock, then 5p per minute

  • The WESTcargo fleet will eventually comprise 20 e-cargo bikes across the West of England

Shared WESTcargo e-cargo bikes are available in Bristol today from TIER. The first two WESTcargo bikes are available at the University of West England, offering a convenient way for local residents and students to do a weekly shop, pick up some DIY materials or bring home a wardrobe while leaving the car at home.

WESTcargo bikes can be accessed through the nextbike by TIER app and must be returned to the parking bay that they are picked up from. The e-cargo bikes cost £1 to unlock and then 5p per minute. A 30 minute rental would cost £2.50 for example. A launch offer of 30 days of unlimited unlocks and 30 minute rentals for £12 is also available.

The WESTcargo bikes feature electric pedal assist to aid the rider uphill and when carrying heavy loads. They are also equipped with a large front cargo area, perfect for carrying a weekly shop, large items like a chest of drawers or even a tall plant. Alongside WESTbikes and e-scooters Bristol residents can choose the vehicle that meets their needs and makes it easier to choose not to drive.

The fleet of WESTcargo bikes will increase over time with new locations added throughout Bristol and Bath with the full fleet eventually reaching 20 bikes.

Jessica Murphy, Head of Public Policy, UK, commented: “By adding WESTcargo bikes to the fleet, we are offering the residents of Bristol yet another way to choose a sustainable mode of transport, even for journeys which people may have thought would only be possible by car. This is the first time shared e-cargo bikes have been available in the city, so we are building the service up in stages in order to spot and rectify any teething issues early on.”