Rural Action Derbyshire's Electric Bike Scheme

For 15 years, Rural Action Derbyshire has been running a scheme called Wheels to Work which provides transport solutions for people who struggle to get to work or training because of a lack of suitable public or private transport. They offer moped loans, reconditioned bicycles, and help towards transport costs in some circumstances.

This year, Derbyshire County Council have provided £52,500 to help fund Wheels to Work and some of the money will be used to pay for a fleet of e-bikes. The addition of six electric bikes will useful for users needing to travel greater distances and in hilly terrain.

There are a limited number of electric bicycles available now on a first-come first-served basis. There is a small loan charge of £30 a week (£25 for students) and the scheme is open to anyone who is struggling with access to education, training, or employment in Derbyshire.