Now everyone can get out and go for a ride in the Chilterns countryside on one of the many electric bikes available.
Electric bikes are still a rather new idea in the UK but have been popular in countries like Germany and Holland for a number of years with around half a million sold annually. But as with everything, people are often reluctant to try new things. So we’ve made it nice and simple for everyone to have a go.
Both Lovelo Cycle Works in Berkhamsted and the Bicycle Workshop in Great Missenden have two electric bikes for hire. Hire rates are similar to that of normal bikes but there are often ‘give it a go’ offers available or even free demos. Why not give the shops a call.
All of the bikes have been purchased and provided to the various outlets by CTC’s Cycle Chilterns project as part of the ongoing work to increase cycling opportunities for residents and visitors in the Chilterns.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Where to hire e-bikes: Lovelo Cycle Works and Bicycle Workshop both have two e-bikes
When: Any time you want.
How much: FREE during April 2015 if you have a valid train ticket for the day of hire or a valid season ticket, £5 otherwise. Normal prices vary from £15 to £25 depending on duration. Photo ID and a deposit will still be required.
Who: Anyone. Electric bikes are great for people getting into cycling, slightly older people that aren’t as fit any more, adults that want to keep up with their cycling partners, everyone really.
How: Contact the hire shops directly using the information on their individual websites, web links are listed below.
‘GIVE IT A GO’ VENUES
If you are a business or organisation that would like to host the bikes for a while, please contact us.