Get on your elec­tric bike

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS -

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

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