Borrow an electric bike

Get involved with the Sustrans E-move project and borrow an electric bike for free in Barry.

The walking and cycling charity Sustrans are working with the Welsh Government on a pilot project to find out the benefits electric bikes can have on communities in Wales. We are providing e-bikes to community organisations and residents for free for 30 days. The bikes are currently sited at Awesome Wales Zero Waste Store in Barry, so it’s super convenient for you to book an appointment to take a look at the options available to you.

E-Move is an electric cycle loan scheme for residents of Aberystwyth, Rhyl, Barry, Swansea and Newtown. The pilot scheme is helping people who may find the cost of e-bikes a barrier to using them. E-move offers a healthy, sustainable and affordable way to travel.

Electric bikes provide extra power through a motor when pedalling. This will allow you to breeze up Barry’s hills and travel further than usual. It’s also great for reducing emissions around the town.

If you are unable to afford a bike or have barriers to accessing transport we can provide you with an e-bike for a 30 day period for use to get to work, run errands and for leisure. We will survey you before and after to see how it has affected your travel behaviours and also collect data on your journeys through GPS. By taking part you’ll be helping us provide data to influence future policies and programs around e-bikes.

The range of bikes and accessories we have means you can easily navigate your day to day errands on an e-bike, reducing the need for a car for these short trips. We have space for up to two children on the back and generous cargo accessories for picking up the shopping on the way home.

If you would be interested in the project please get in touch with Emily Sinclair for an information pack:
Email: emily.sinclair@sustrans.org.uk
Phone: 07541 241162