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Aviemore and Grantown to pilot new e-bike hire project

Tourists and residents in Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey are being given the chance to hire electric-bikes to improve their fitness, mobility, and ability to get around their rural communities more easily in a pilot scheme promoted by HITRANS, the regional transport partnership for the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, as part of the EU Horizon 2020 INCLUSION project.

HITRANS has worked in partnership with two local businesses, Mike’s Bikes and BaseCamp Bikes, who have volunteered to deliver the pilots. There will be six bikes in each shop for local residents and tourists to hire and try out a different way of travelling around or simply getting fitter.

Highland Councillor Allan Henderson, Chair of HITRANS, said, “It’s so great to see HITRANS partnering with volunteer local businesses to deliver these pilot projects, that will hopefully encourage more people to try out an e-bike and potentially opt for a more sustainable way to move around the local areas for certain journeys in the future”.