Holme Deliveries is a cleaner,  greener way to cut down on car and van journeys. EPIKS is calling upon people in the Holme Valley to be part of this exciting new venture using a powerful new e-cargo bike.

Thanks to generous support from individuals, Kirklees Council’s Growing Great Spaces crowdfunding campaign through Spacehive reached it’s funding goal . This means that EPIKS volunteers and staff will be able to take Holme Deliveries on tour throughout the autumn, offering trial deliveries to businesses, community groups and individuals so we can gather support and innovative ideas of how this eye-catching green technology will pave the way for Climate Action, local enterprise, lower air pollution and less congestion on our roads.

Kim Warren, EPIKs Project Officer said, ‘The e-cargo bike will mark the start of a long-term project to use low-emission vehicles to deliver goods and services throughout the Holme Valley. It does not make sense either environmentally or economically speaking for us to be bringing goods into the valley from further afield – we just loose money to big corporations and cause pollution and congestion on our roads. Not only does the bike have a huge 80kg capacity, but it really turns heads and raises a smile wherever it goes.’

The e-cargo bike is a Ries&Muller Packster 80 Vario with a large 80kg capacity and enough power and sturdiness to tackle the steep lanes and hills of the Holme Valley. Thanks to the generous funding from Holme Valley Parish Council Climate Action who provided funding for the bike and HoTT Wind Bright Green Community Trust , local volunteers are being trained to begin low – emission deliveries in May 22. This follows many months of research and inspiration from similar schemes in Calderdale and European cities where e-cargo bikes are being used.

To express and interest, volunteer or offer support for the scheme email 

Find out more about how to become a volunteer e-cargo bike rider here.