Free ebike loans for 2021 Key Workers
As part of our response to Covid-19 both Forth Environment Link Active Travel Hubs have prioritised use of their ebike libraries for key workers to commute on. Unfortunately, this means that we do not presently have access to our fleet to loan to the wider general public.
Since March 2020 our ebike fleet have being utilised by key workers to commute to work. Within the pandemic Key Workers have clocked up over 20,000 miles commuting on our ebikes and Forth Environment Link have been able to provide 106 long-term bike loans to Forth Valley key workers.
This has been extremely popular and if you are a key worker interested in joining the waiting list for this, please email Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, height, and contact details
Try an ebike (Currently available for Key workers only)
Electric bikes (ebikes) are bicycles fitted with an electric motor that provides an 'assist' to the bike's rider.
Electric bicycles offer the same great benefits as traditional bicycles including cost savings, improved health and connection with community. Riding ebikes is easier than riding a normal bike. It's more convenient and less effort. But this is the best thing about it — it makes cycling more accessible. Some people simply don't find the thought of slogging to get up hills appealing. They want the fun of being out on a bike without it feeling like an endurance challenge. They're also great for keeping cyclists active while they have injuries, or helping people keep cycling as they get older. And electric bikes are great for commuters, because they can arrive at work and meetings in good time and cycle in work clothes without being hot and sweaty. What about those who say it doesn't count as exercise? No need to worry about that, to ride an ebike you still have to pedal, which still takes effort. You pedal and the bike just boosts your power.
We have a range of ebikes that range in both size and type of bike. Find out more about the range of bikes we have and how to try one out out.
Are you wondering how to carry items on a bike?
Did you know you can borrow bike bags (panniers) to try out? We have a range of sizes from small ones right up to a pair of larger panniers. There’s also a wee bike trailer for those times only an extra set of wheels will do! Pop in to the Hub or contact us to ask about trying out the panniers or trailer.
We have a range of cargo bikes which can be tried out, including an electric cargo bike. Our cargo bikes can be used for transporting shopping, heavier items and we even have one for travelling with children.