The culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus is delighted to have been awarded a grant of £12,454.32 from the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of Transport Scotland. This funding will allow ANGUSalive to provide four electric bikes and one electric trike for the use of residents and visitors in Angus.
The ‘Have ‘E’ Go’ project will deliver pop-up events and inclusive family bike sessions that will allow communities to try the turbocharged fun of electric bikes, that boost enjoyment for cyclists of all ages, levels of fitness and ability in a COVID-19 safe environment.
Laura Smith, Disability and Inclusion Lead for ANGUSalive said: “A fantastic way for people to discover the fun and practicality of an e-bike is to ‘Have ‘E’ Go’. This project will offer a meaningful experience and provide advice and guided rides in the diverse and unique settings located across the county of Angus. We’re delighted we have been successful in this funding application.”
The project is also designed to enable and support everyday functional journeys for the ANGUSalive workforce with a combined aim of increasing physical activity leading to improved health and wellbeing and reducing travel emissions, encouraging active and sustainable transport options.
ANGUSalive hopes that the availability of e-bikes in Angus will contribute to behaviour change. The charity is hopeful that the Have ‘E’ Go project can launch in time for Easter and provide a jump start to the widespread adoption of cycling in the county of Angus, encouraging everyone to value, enjoy and protect the environment.