JuicyBike electric bikes will be demonstrating their latest models at the Belper Goes Green event at the end of May.
Acoustic entertainment, talks and workshops start from 11am on Saturday, 30th May at the Rugby Club on Strutts field in Belper.
The Belper Goes Green event is part of an initiative called Transition Belper.
David George, Chair of Transition Belper, explained to Pedelecs: “Transition Belper are part of a growing ‘Transition’ network made up of towns and cities all over the world, who are exploring how we can increase our community’s ability to withstand the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change. Our activities are all aimed at making the market town of Belper a more sustainable place for us all to live, work and play and at the same time reducing our impact on the planet and our individual and community carbon footprint.”
He adds: “Transition Belper is made up of people from all ages and backgrounds. It is not a political group, or a campaigning group..just a shared desire for action for the benefit of our local community and our planet.” May’s Eco Festival “aims to share simpler, low carbon and environmentally friendly ways of doing things in a relaxed and uplifting way that puts a smile on the face of Belper.”
JuicyBike will be on hand to explain all about electric bikes and their green credentials, as well as offering test rides.
Mr George summed up: “Electric bikes help with our aim, in that they are far more environmentally friendly than other, petrol-driven, modes of transport. Whereas in flat, lowland areas an ordinary bike will suffice, electric bikes allow us to give our muscles a helping hand when it comes to tackling the hills at the Southern end of the Pennines in and around Belper.”