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Electric bikes in them thar hills

Date Published: 17/12/2008

Just stumbled across this piece about electric bikes becoming available to hire in the beautiful Stretton Hills (just down the road from our base in Shrewsbury).

Seems like a very civilised way to get around a beauty spot. More civilised certainly than the noisy combustion engine.

Of course electric vehicles still need fossil fuels to be burnt at the power station, but these machines apparently assist the pedaller, rather than doing all the work, so that’s something. It’d be great to see more people whizzing around such areas on two quiet wheels. They also get the benefit of breathing in the air, rather than the contents of the air con unit!