Funds from Durrants Charity Foundation have been presented to Cookley & Walpole parishes to help with the running of two electric bikes!
The community electric bikes project has been running since 2015, based in Cookley & Walpole parishes. The launch included a competition to choose names for the two bikes. The winning names were “Dina” and “Mo” – by which they’ve been known as ever since.
The main intended (and actual) uses of the bikes, for which they are loaned out free of charge, are:
- To save carbon by using the bikes instead of cars or motor bikes. [From detailed monitoring during the first two years of use, we estimate the ebikes have saved approximately 50kg of CO2 per year – a total of 350kg since the project started].
- To help overcome social isolation for people who don’t have cars.
Durrants were delighted to help with this very worthy local cause and the cheque was handed over by Gabi Wones from our Halesworth office.