How to use the community electric bikes

Membership of Transition Chipping Norton and the Compass Bikes scheme

Thanks for your interest in the Compass Bikes free electric bike borrowing scheme and becoming a member of Transition Chipping Norton.

Below are instructions for how to become a member of Transition Chipping Norton and a reminder how to access the bikes.

How to access the electric bikes outside the Coop Food Store (Chipping Norton)

1. Become a formal member of Transition Chipping Norton. You do this by making the following written declaration and paying a one-off membership fee of £1:

I support the aims and objectives of Transition Chipping Norton, which are to promote and develop Local Solutions for Sustainable Communities – actions that help our local communities to thrive and be resilient in the face of challenges and changes to our climate, environment, economy and society. I recognise that it is our natural environment which sustains life in the long term, and I am committed to reducing my own adverse impacts on this environment.”

Copy this text into an email and send it to, or add your signature to a written or printed copy of this text. You can pay the £1 direct in cash to any TCN committee member, or by bank transfer to the Transition Chipping Norton bank account (Sort code 08 92 99, Account no 65383762). If you opt for bank transfer, please email to confirm that you have paid by this method.

2. Sign up on the Compass Bikes website (go to The scheme administrators will then confirm if you are a member of TCN (or HN-LC) and if so, will email to confirm your registration.

3. When you are signed up, to book a bike, log in at . To find the keysafe combination you scroll down to E-bike 17, 18 or 5 (Chipping Norton bikes), and click the ‘Details’ button. To reserve a time slot you click the ‘Make Reservation’ button.

For more information on Transition Chipping Norton and its activities, visit our website and Facebook page, and if you have any queres, do email: