Ride an electric bike for free: Government scheme could offer cost-free bikes to millions

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And that’s not all.

To further fuel sales, the Government is looking to fund an e-bike purchase subsidy as well as loan schemes.

Bicycle Association executive director Steve Garidis said: “I certainly still think this model has a lot going for it in terms of introducing new people to e-bikes, in an environment in which they may be more comfortable to try a new activity, and which can form a fun part of a holiday. There is a direct benefit at the tourist location if this cuts short trips.”

Cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris confirmed: “E-cycles could be hugely important to our goal of bringing non-traditional groups to cycling including older and disabled people. We are establishing a national e-bike support programme, which could include loans, ‘opportunity to try’ schemes, subsidies, or other financial incentives, using the learning from other schemes in the UK and abroad.”

Published at Sat, 05 Jun 2021 05:21:00 +0000

Ride an electric bike for free: Government scheme could offer cost-free bikes to millions

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