Ore Valley Housing Association launches free community e-bike project
Ore Valley Housing Association (OVHA) has launched its new electric bike project - ‘Ore Vall-E-Bikes’.
Ore Vall-E-Bikes will offer free access to electric bikes (along with all the necessary equipment such as helmets, glasses, high-visibility vests etc.) for tenants and residents aged 18 or older from locations in Cardenden and Lochgelly in central Fife.
Rentals can be for any timeframe up to three weeks in duration.
The project is designed to support the wider adoption of more sustainable transport, encouraging people to leave the car behind and enjoy a low-carbon, zero emission alternative as well as plug gaps in local transport networks, such as the ‘last mile’, enabling better links between existing networks (train, bus etc.) and users’ homes.
Nick Clark, corporate, enterprise and sustainability manager, OVHA, said: “Our e-bike project is another pillar of our sustainable transport initiative, helping tenants and residents cope with rising fuel costs but also raising awareness of cleaner, greener and healthier travel alternatives.
“By offering free ebike rentals to our local community, we hope to play our own small part in supporting the wider cycling revolution underway since the start of the pandemic.”