Many families and businesses could use e-cargo bikes as a means to reduce their carbon emissions and beat the congestion on their everyday journeys and the UK government is keen to support their uptake. Last year, Cambridge was one of 18 English local authorities which secured funding from the £2 million e-Cargo Bike Grant Fund. Outspoken Cycles was appointed by Cambridgeshire County Council to deliver a Try Before You Buy e-cargo bike scheme in Cambridge and the surrounding area. The scheme offers a range of different bikes and trikes to trial at minimal cost.
At Camcycle’s July meeting, Mark Searle, General Manager at Outspoken, explained how the scheme works and Susan Rooke from Cambridge County Council joined him to answer questions from Camcycle’s members and supporters.
The meeting also included a round-up of the latest cycling and campaigning news from our Communications and Community Officer Anna Williams.
The next Camcycle meeting will be held online on Tuesday 3 August, when we’ll be joined by author Hannah Ross. She’ll be speaking about her book, Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels.
Links to more information
Try Before You Buy scheme
Find out more about the e-cargo bike scheme for families and businesses and book your own low-cost loan from Outspoken Cycles.
Consultations that will influence cycling issues in and around Cambridge.
Cherry Hinton Planning Application
Find out more about the planning application for a new logistics hub and country park near Cherry Hinton.
(Reference no: 21/02326/FUL)
Local authority news
Summer issue of Camcycle magazine
Cycling and campaign news, plus articles on ‘Everyday Cycle Chic’. Everything from addressing barriers to cycling to carrying dogs on bikes!
Find out more information on upcoming Camcycle meetings and social events.