In this episode we explore e-bikes. What are they? What are they like to ride? What are some of the drawbacks? And why you should give them a go before you buy one. Allie chats with Sue Tomkinson, who has toured the would on bike and has transitioned to e-bikes in the last few years. She has run classes on e-bikes to help people understand all of the above. We also hear from Lucy Young and Euan Williamson who are e-bike users, about their experience.
This episode was created in 2020 as part of a series called Turning the Goldfields Green. This series was created with support from MASG, MAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
Sue’s website for Victorian trails
Some points on the environmental impact of e-bikes
Note: As long as you recycle the battery at the end of it’s life, it is one of the cleanest, least damaging ways to move around.