We are delighted to announce the launch of a pilot electric bike project to show that cycling anywhere in the district is possible - with a little bit of power assistance!
Electric bikes or Ebikes are regular push bikes with a few extra components (electric motor, battery, sensor & display) that work together to mean that the rider gets an added boost when needed to make the ride easier. Ebikes are pedal assist which means
the motor is only activated when the pedals are already in motion. The rider is in control of the amount of pedal assistance provided at all times and can adjust the level assistance up and down accordingly.
As part of the pilot project we are offering Year 11 and Sixth Form Students the opportunity to train at level 3 Bikeability using an Ebike. This will be under the supervision of a qualified cycle instructor. This will allow you to consider whether an
ebike is something that could help you make more of your journeys by bike.
The 2 to 3 hour sessions on our Ebikes will start in a traffic free environment with a maximum of 6 participants. Instructors will explain the ebike controls and best practice for riding before progressing to a led ride using local roads and some of the
dedicated cycling infrastructure in the area. Sessions will be delivered by qualified and experienced cycle instructors who will adjust the sessions to suit the ability of those attending, but participants must already know how to ride a bike and feel reasonably
confident riding on quiet roads. This is not a learn to ride course. However Free dult Cycle training is available here
We are initially looking for Schools and sixth forms to come forward and register your interest, We will then be able to tailor sessions to suit.
If you would like to register your interest for this training, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘EBike trial’ in the subject line.