Get on your electric bike
New electric bikes are now available for hire in Orkney as part of a green travel project in the islands.
The initiative is partof the islands council’s wider Smarter Choices, Smarter Places project, and has attracted £50,000 from Transport Scotland as well as £ 10,000 from Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership to help pay for the bikes and their maintenance.
In addition to the e-bikes, the green travel plan aims to reduce the number of short journeys made with vehicles by encouraging cycling, walking and the use of public transport.
There are eight ebikes available for hire from the Kirkwall Travel Centre which cost £20 per day or £3 per hour, and these can be booked in advance through the Cycle Orkney bike shop. The bikes come