Free Trials for Transition Linlithgow’s new E-Cargo Bike

Transition Linlithgow have secured an Electric Cargo Bike for use in the community, an exciting addition to the three other Electric Bikes currently available for hire.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 7:00 am
Transition Linlithgow have recently secured this Electric Cargo Bike for use in the community.

The new bike has been funded by the Community Climate Asset Fund (CCAF) and has all the accessories to make it suitable for many different uses.

It can carry loads of up to 200kg, has two large carrying trays to cope with all manner of goods, shopping or equipment, and has seat pads to carry an adult on the back as a passenger.

Hills are made easy by powerful electric assistance, even with a heavy load on board.

The CCAF is a Scottish Government fund, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, and 279 community-based organisations from across Scotland have been awarded more than £3.2 million of funding to tackle climate change.

Carole Racionzer, Transition Linlithgow chairperson, said: “Growing research has indicated a connection between the health of our population and the pollution of our atmosphere and this is precisely why the CCAF have decided to support us.

"The CCAF aim to play a very vital role in the green recovery that must take place across the country and is providing capital funding for community-based organisations to achieve Scotland’s goal of reaching a net zero carbon society.”

Transition Linlithgow are continuing their work in the community and have already achieved notable goals. This includes in the last few years, 304 tonnes of carbon saved, engaging 3200 people, 983 volunteer hours worked and championing over 70 events locally, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund.

Carole said: “Covid-19 has been challenging in so many ways and Linlithgow Community Development Trust, of which Transition Linlithgow will soon become a part, has been optimistically looking at how we can leave the pandemic a greener society.

"Active Travel is of course an important part of that journey to net zero and reaps huge benefits for the planet as well as the people involved.

“We are relaunching the e-bike hire to coincide with March’s national Ride it Out challenges.

"If you would like to hire an e-bike or the new e-cargo bike, contact [email protected]

Carole added: “If you make a booking before the March 20, using the code word ‘E-Bike-Life’, your weekend rental will be free!

"If you book any time after the 20th, weekend hire is £30, weekly is £40 and £60 for two weeks.

“We love that many of our hirers have gone on to purchase their own ebikes. Why not give it a try?”