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Peak District National Park expands e-bike fleet

The Peak District National Park has partnered with Raleigh to offer a fleet of Motus e-bikes to its visitors. 

The Park, which attracts millions of visitors every year, is hoping to encourage more people to cycle across its grounds, specifically highlighting the e-bikes to aid those discouraged by their perceived lack of fitness or ability. 

Raleigh has provided eight Motus e-bikes, as well as various conventional builds. According to the company, e-cyclists find even the most challenging hills and inclines “a doddle” while the 15.5mph limit means users can safely cover good distances while keeping with more energetic members of the family.

Helen Bower, the Park’s cycle hire centre manager, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Raleigh to expand our e-bike fleet. Last summer with the increasing popularity of e-bikes, we could have hired out our fleet twice over, so it’s exciting to now be able to offer an increased capacity for our visitors for summer 2018.

“The perfect combination of e-bikes and traditional bikes means a whole family can explore so much more of the National Park within one day, including some of the most dramatic landscapes like the Upper Derwent Valley, where the iconic Dambusters-inspired trails would otherwise be more of a challenge.”

“E-bikes are ideal to either kick-off a family interest in cycling or re-enthuse those wanting to re-visit cycling in later years. They help to get you moving again and there’s no better place to appreciate the joys of cycling than the Peak District.”

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