Bristol City Council invests in new e-bike kit to expand cycle hire scheme
Bristol City Council has expanded its bike loan scheme to include an additional 20 bikes that have been converted to electric.
The Revos eBike Conversion Kits are designed and made in Bristol and are an affordable and very efficient way to convert existing bikes to electric. The kits can be fitted in around half an hour and weigh so little that you can happily ride without it being powered up.
The council will be offering residents the chance to try out the Revos eBikes in a one-month free trial, enabling them to replace trips which may otherwise have been taken by car.
Since 2016, the council’s loan bike scheme has helped over 1,500 people to borrow one of its bikes. In total, there are now 60 regular bikes, 22 eBikes, 20 Revos eBikes, and 11 folding bikes available to loan. The loan scheme is available for anyone over 18 years old and a deposit is required on collection.
The cycle expansion is part of the WECA’s wider plans to increase the number of e-bikes on roads up and down the region after last year winning £248,000 from the Government to buy e-bikes and expand e-bike loan schemes like the scheme in Bristol.
Some residents have already embraced the new Revos eBikes and are keen to encourage others to try them out.
The Revos eBike Conversion Kits were developed locally by Revolutionworks. They are based at Filwood Green Business Park, which is a Bristol City Council and Homes and Communities Agency initiative, that provides space for small and medium sized business with an environmental ethos.