EPIKs e-bike hire/loan scheme is live. Prior to taking on an electric bike on a loan of up to four weeks, our “returners” to cycling have all undertaking Bikeability training sessions with Kate Wylie of Colne Valley Cycle Therapy CIC.

In April and May we are testing of our systems and our maintenance arrangements. We are using booking software and payment systems set up with the help of our partners, Manchester Bike Hire @McrBikeHire

Our photo shows three of our “trailblazers”, Bob Auckland (white helmet), Charles Waterhouse and Councillor Andrew Cooper (centre) getting ready for their induction session at Experience Community in Slaithwaite,

EPIKs has future plans for a community e-bike library project and is in discussions with a number of employers about establishing an e-bike loan schemes to help employees test the potential of cycling to work.