Six new eBikes have now come to Assynt, and are now available for local people to hire from Assynt Leisure Centre. Of the six eBikes, three are mountain bikes and three are hybrids.
Users must be over 14 years old.
Prices start at £11 per day or £42 per week.
(Due to the general intent of the main funding stream, and due to a desire not to compete with existing local bike hire aiming at tourists, the project aims to hire the eBikes to local residents only.)
Surplus income raised from hiring out the eBikes, after paying costs like maintenance and insurance, will go jointly to Assynt Leisure and towards future replacement of the eBikes by Assynt Development Trust into the future.
This project has been jointly funded by:
Energy Saving Trust eBikes fund, Coigach Assynt Living Landscapes Partnership’s small grants fund (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and others), and Assynt Development Trust own resources.
See Alastair Dalton’s article about his experience of testing an Assynt eBike here:
For information on our insurance for this project, the insurance brochure is available to read here: