People in Falmouth are being urged to get on their bikes this summer after the installation of an electric bike hire point.
A mix of Falmouth, Penryn and Cornwall councillors were on The Moor yesterday to celebrate their installation in the centre of the town.
Deputy mayor Kirstie Edwards said: “A huge well done to all involved in this project and lovely to have a mix of Penryn, Falmouth and Cornwall councillors there to celebrate their installation.
“I got to have a quick go and they are amazing- I am invisible disabled with a rare kind of rheumatoid arthritis that causes inflammation of my joints and organs, so I would not be able to use a regular bike. Looking forward to giving one a proper go later this week.”
The project is a trial for the summer and the town council is keen for people to use them so that they can be kept.
The power installation was funded by Cornwall Council and bikes funded by Cobike Electric Bikes.
Cllr Edwards was keen to stress that the project is part of Cornwall’s Active Travel plan and has nothing to do with the G7.
The aim of the scheme is to get various hubs about town that can be drop off/ pick up which is this is a trial to see if people want to use it.
An installation of a hire point is also taking place in Grove Place but has been delayed by the G7. The aim is to also have docking stations at Events Square, Gyllyngvase Beach, Penryn and one at Tremough Campus.