Borrow an eCargo bike in Ilkley

Community group, Climate Action Ilkley, is reminding resident and businesses its electric cargo bikes are available to borrow for free.

The eCargo bikes can carry heavy or bulky loads, meaning people do not have to rely on their cars for transporting heavy or bulky objects. They can take loads of up to 130kg and with a bike trailer that can carry an additional 150kg.

The bikes are kept in a specially made eCargo bike store in the central car park in Ilkley, next to the pocket park. They are free to use but the group asks for donations to help maintain the bikes and run the scheme.

The scheme has its own website where you can find out more information and sign up to start borrowing the eCargo bikes: cb.climateactionilkley.org.uk

A spokesperson for the Climate Action Ilkley said: "We applied to and received a grant from the Postcode Local Trust to start a community eCargo bike scheme.

"The model we are basing this on is the Commons cargo Bike schemes in Europe, particularly in Germany. The bikes are free to use but we ask for donations to help us maintain the bikes and run the scheme. We ask for businesses to host the bike, so they are available within the local community.

"The more local journeys we do by bike the cleaner our air will be and the less congested our roads will be. Join us in this revolution."

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