The revolution will likely be electrified.
Effectively, it will likely be if the newest marketing campaign to get the individuals of Cork on to 2 wheels and an electrical battery is profitable.
Whereas Cork, and Eire have been sluggish to embrace the decades-old expertise of e-bikes – mainly, a motorcycle with a chargeable battery that does an terrible lot of the donkey work when biking – e-bikes are more and more been seen on streets and roads in Eire.
And in a metropolis of Cork, the place you’re without end both going up or down, e-bikes are a no brainer.
Which is why you’ll in all probability be seeing much more promotion from we-bike, a joint effort arrange by bike retailers, group bike schemes, Cork credit score unions, Cork Metropolis and County Council to advertise e-bikes
One among we-bike’s ambassadors is Siún Kearney, a grandmother from the north facet of the town, who says her e-bike helps her sustain together with her grandchildren.
“It makes it very simple to socialize with out getting out and in of a automobile,” Siún mentioned of her e-bike.
“We’ve carried out 63km in a day (on our e-bike) stopping for a espresso, and that’s good you realize for individuals of of their seventies to get that type of train,” Siún says within the promotional video.
Previous to transferring again to Cork from Kyoto, Japan this yr I owned a Yamaha e-bike for the final 5 years, and used it to ferry my two small youngsters across the metropolis. E-bikes are very a lot part of the Japan’s biking infrastructure, maybe owing to the truth that the expertise was invented there.
For extra details about e-bikes, together with the place you should buy one and whether or not you should buy one by means of the cycle-to-work scheme go to the we-bike homepage.