As part of a £1.4m investment, East Riding of Yorkshire Council have launched a new e-bike rental scheme.
Under the scheme local residents will be able to rent one of an initial 14 bikes.
The scheme is part of the larger Get Active East Riding project, and has received a £700,000 contribution from the Department for Transport’s Access Fund.
The bikes, which work like regular bikes, but come with electrical assist. This means less peddling and more riding!
The scheme is available for residents aged 16 and over and will cost £35 a month to hire the bike. The bikes are available for up to one year.
Along with the bike, you’re given a hi-visibility jacket and cycle lock to keep you and the bike safe. You can also get free bikeability training to help you get started.
Erika Spight, project manager for the Wheels To Work scheme, said:
We’re really excited to be launching these new e-bikes and they offer a real alternative to our popular scooter loan scheme, plus an opportunity to try out an e-bike before you commit to buying one.
E-bikes are popular with people young and old and this mode of transport is already taking off all over the UK. We’re envisaging a high number of applicants for the e-bikes, so I’d encourage people to apply sooner rather than later.
Councillor Andy Burton, who is the cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and planning delivery, also said:
Given the rural nature of the East Riding, Wheels to Work is one of the council’s most popular initiatives and supports our residents get out and about on two wheels.
These new e-bikes will be a welcome addition to the scheme and will be ideal for those who live in parts of the East Riding with hills or those who have a bit further to travel but don’t qualify for a moped.
Want to know more?
The bikes will be available from October onwards. You can find out more about the scheme on the Wheels To Work page.