24 electric bikes are being managed by Co-wheels across Bristol. The Programme adds 12 bikes;
• 6 at University of West of England Frenchay campus
• 4 at Bristol City Council
• 2 at Avon Fire & Rescue
82 employees have used the bikes for a total of 917 journeys cycling over 2,300 miles.
The car club already offers 12 electric bikes to public and private sector employers in the city.
Teresa, a community nurse recently returned to Nursing from a career break and her role includes travelling around the city to visit patients who are house bound and otherwise unable to access normal NHS services. She has been riding an e-bike since April. After her bicycle was stolen from her GP practice, her employer arranged for her to have access to an e-bike so that she could continue her job. She uses the e-bike to attend her patient visits.
“I love the freedom of riding my bike around the city, there are no congestion issues and I always have somewhere to park my bike. Even though the bike is electric and gives you that extra boost, I like to put it in the top gears when riding so that I still get a good amount of exercise every day”.
See the Co-Wheels website for more details.