Pedal Power available for Dunblaners
Dunblane Development Trust has launched an electric bike demonstration and loan scheme for local residents. Thanks to funding from the Climate Challenge Fund and the Energy Saving Trust, two bikes have been acquired for community use.
The scheme is run on behalf of the DDT by a team of three volunteer demonstrators who will provide free introductory taster sessions, advice on how to ride safely, as well as an introduction to local cycling routes. Sessions may be followed up by loans for up to 7 days; subject to a small administration fee. All volunteers have cycle trainer qualifications and are aware of concerns about cycling on roads.
Lead demonstrator Tim Hughes says “These bikes provide an opportunity for local people to discover how power assistance can, not only overcome hills and wind, but also allow cyclists to maintain higher speeds on roads; thus making them less vulnerable to motorists’ impatience to overtake”
Anyone considering easier ways to travel in the Dunblane area, without jumping in the car and competing for parking spaces, are welcome to try out one of these bikes.
Arrange a taster session by calling 01786 822422 or 07910 695088
Further information at http://dunblanedevelopmenttrust.com/news